Congresswoman Escobar Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners
El Paso, TX, May 26, 2021
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted a virtual awards ceremony to announce the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 16th Congressional District high school students. Brissa Cervantes, a senior at Riverside High School, won the competition with her piece titled “Immigration,” which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.
“It is my pleasure to congratulate Brissa Cervantes and all the aspiring young artists for enriching the 2021 Congressional Art Competition with their talent, creativity, and skills.” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I commend them for continuing to explore their artistic interest in the midst of a pandemic and using art to bring hope for what lies ahead. I would like to thank the judges, teachers, family members, and of course, the artists for their dedication to the arts and participation in this competition.”
Students from 19 high schools within Texas’ 16th Congressional District submitted 98 pieces of art for this year’s competition. A virtual gallery is available for public viewing here. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.
Below are the results of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition:
Teacher with Most Participation:
To watch the 2021 Congressional Art Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony, click here.