Congressman Chris Collins joined participating high school students and their families at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery, located on the Genesee Community College campus, for a brief reception to announce the winner, runner-up, and honorable mentions of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
“Each year, I look forward to viewing all the artwork submitted by the talented student artists throughout New York’s 27th Congressional District,” Collins said. “While each of the 49 artwork submissions were impressive, our art competition judges ultimately selected William Palmer, from Batavia High School, as this year’s winner. I look forward to welcoming William and his family to Washington, D.C., to view his art piece displayed in the Capitol.”
This year’s Congressional Art Competition displayed artwork of 49 high school students from 16 high schools within New York’s 27th Congressional District. Palmer will receive a round trip flight to Washington, D.C., where he will join hundreds of high school artists nationwide to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Second place went to Mya Showalter of Clarence High School, while third place belonged to Haley Dalberth of Livonia High School. Honorable mentions went to Grace Rudolph and John Bruggman, both of Batavia High School.
Collins extended a special thanks to Genesee Community College and President James Sunser, the art competition judges, Roz Steiner Art Gallery Director Mary Jo Whitman and Associate Professor of Photography and Art Joe Ziolkowski, plus all of the teachers, parents and students who participated in this year's Congressional Art Competition.