The Winner!



No, not the election. That's tomorrow... As noted by the folks at Rep. Mike's office:

Humboldt County Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON—Today, North Coast Congressman Mike Thompson announced that Fortuna High School senior Sarah Swanlund is our district’s winner of the 2008 Congressional "Artistic Discovery" Competition. Sarah’s art was chosen from among finalists across the First Congressional District.

"Sarah is a tremendously talented artist," said Thompson. "Her winning entry, "Jazz," is emotional and fluid. She has a mastery of technique far beyond her years."

For her winning entry, Sarah and two guests will be flown to Washington, D.C. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 25th. Her artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for the next year, along with winners from congressional districts across the nation.

Sarah is attending Humboldt State University this fall and plans to pursue art and graphic design.

The annual "Artistic Discovery" competition sponsored by Congress encourages high school students nationwide to showcase their artistic talent. Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated throughout the country.

A pop art self portrait by Vajra Snow from the Arcata Art Institute was awarded Honorable Mention.


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