Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) recently announced that Zoey Stanger 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, 28 young artists from across the Ninth Congressional District submitted artwork. Entries included photographs, paintings, pencil sketchings and collages, among other mediums.
In the end, the judges selected a pencil drawing entitled “Night on the Town” by Zoey Stanger, a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Easton. The drawing highlighted advanced techniques of shading and was singularly creative. Zoey’s artwork has been flown to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
“Zoey Stanger is a truly gifted young artist,” said Congressman Lynch. “Her art work is a reflection of her talent and hard work as well as the superb instruction of Kristen Shea, her art teacher at Oliver Ames High School. I hope that Zoey’s success will encourage other students from Easton and across the Ninth District to continue their pursuit of the arts.”
Congressman Lynch noted that the competition was especially tough this year, and there were a large number of outstanding submissions. 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. No doubt, their ability is due in large part to the support of their parents and their extraordinary art teachers.”