Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) recently announced that Josh White of South Easton has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery”, in the Ninth Congressional District.    

The annual national art competition is open to all high school students across the nation.  One piece of artwork from each Congressional District is selected to hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

This year, 25 young artists from across the Ninth Congressional District submitted artwork.  Entries included photographs, paintings, and pencil sketchings, among other mediums.  

In the end, the judges selected a mixed medium piece entitled “Simply Clippy” by Josh White, a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton.  The entry was quartered, combining four different mediums to create one picture.  Josh’s artwork has been flown to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.  

“Josh White’s winning entry demonstrates considerable skill and talent as well as creativity,” said Congressman Lynch.  “Josh is a gifted young artist, and I hope his success will encourage other students from Easton and across the Ninth District to continue their pursuit of the arts.”

Lynch added, “Our past five winners, from 2008 to 2012, have all been from Oliver Ames High School. That is a truly remarkable accomplishment for the school and highlights the superb instruction of Kristyn Shea.  She is an extraordinary art teacher.”

Congressman Lynch noted that there were a large number of outstanding submissions this year.  As a result of the high quality of the artwork, Lynch has arranged for all of the students’ entries to be displayed at their respective town halls this summer.

Congressman Lynch said, “It’s obvious from this competition that we have some gifted young artists in the Ninth Congressional District.”