Katko Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition NY-24 Student Artwork to Hang in U.S. Capitol for One Full Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that Loren Brown, a student from Marcellus who attends Manlius Pebble Hill School, has been named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition.   Her photograph, “Dreaming in White” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

“I am excited to announce Loren Brown’s ‘Dreaming in White’ as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  I look forward to seeing her piece in Washington, where it will be on display for thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol,” said Rep. Katko. “Central New York is home to many gifted young artists, and I was truly impressed by the high caliber of talent and passion from our local students.”

Congressman Katko’s Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego, and Lyons offices received over 30 unique and creative entries from students across the 24th Congressional District.   The winning piece of art was selected by a panel of esteemed judges from each of the four counties of NY-24.

Rep. Katko congratulated Loren Brown (center) on her winning piece, ‘Dreaming in White’ at a ceremony Saturday, May 16th.  Loren was joined by her parents and art teacher.

Rep. Katko congratulated Loren Brown (center) on her winning piece, ‘Dreaming in White’ at a ceremony Saturday, May 16th. Loren was joined by her parents and art teacher.

Katko congratulated Loren and other finalists at a ceremony this past Saturday, where participating art teachers, students, and parents, were honored.  Loren will travel to Washington for a reception in June.

While Rep. Katko’s office was only able to select one winner, all participating students have been offered the opportunity to display their submitted artwork in the NY-24 District and Regional offices until the close of the school year.

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.

‘Dreaming in White’

‘Dreaming in White’ (“click” on image to enlarge)