Chris Collins

04/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 11:23

Congressman Chris Collins Announces the Winner, Runner Up, Honorable Mentions of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Clarence, NY - Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) 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,' said Congressman Collins. 'While each of the 46 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. The 2019 winner, William 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.

2019 Congressional Art Competition Winners

First Place

William Palmer, Batavia High School

Second Place

Mya Showalter, Clarence High School

Third Place

Haley Dalberth, Livonia High School

Honorable Mentions

Grace Rudolph, Batavia High School

John Bruggerman, Batavia High School

Congressman Collins would like to extend 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 & Art Joe Ziolkowski, and all of the teachers, parents and students who participated in this year's Congressional Art Competition for making this event a success.