Mukilteo Student & Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition Meets Larsen

Jun 27, 2016 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today congratulated Ohnshim Kim, a high school student from Mukilteo who recently won the Second Congressional District’s Congressional Art Competition. Kim won top honors for her charcoal drawing entitled “A Walk,” which is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol Building and will remain there for one year.

This year, Larsen’s office received 33 submissions for the competition from across the Second District. Three local judges scored the pieces on their creativity, the execution of the artist’s skill, and the way each piece tells a story or provokes a reaction. The judges included Stacy Murphy and Diane Stiles from the Skagit Art Association, and Sarah Arney from the Arlington Arts Council.

“Congratulations to Ohnshim and to the many talented young artists who submitted artwork this year. It was great meeting Ohnshim and learning more about what inspired her work – she is clearly a talented young person with a bright future ahead of her,” Larsen said.

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Hundreds of thousands of students have participated in the Congressional Art Competition since 1982.  The competition is open to all high school students in grades 9-12. Students interested in participating in the Congressional Art Competition can find details on Larsen’s website.

Photos of art submissions are available on Larsen’s Facebook Page.