Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced Emily Irving, a senior at Union Springs High School in Cayuga County, as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 24th Congressional District. Her oil on wood piece, titled, “Kelly,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.
“Central New York is home to many young, talented artists. Each year, my office receives a number of remarkable pieces of artwork, and this year was no exception,” said Rep. John Katko. “I am pleased to announce Emily Irving from Union Springs has been named this year’s winner. I look forward to seeing Emily’s piece in Washington, where it will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for visitors to view.”
Congressman Katko’s Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego, and Lyons offices received many unique and creative entries from students in the 24th District. The winning piece of artwork was selected by a panel of esteemed judges from across NY-24. Winners of the Congressional Art Competition are invited to travel to Washington for a reception in June.
A photo of Emily’s artwork can be found below.
Congressman Katko represents the 24th Congressional District of New York, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and the western portion of Oswego County. For more information visit http://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.