BOSTON, MACongressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) recently announced that Jailton Teixeira of Brockton won this year’s Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” in the Eighth Congressional District of Massachusetts.   

The annual art competition is open to all high school students across the country.  The winning piece of artwork from each Congressional District is selected to hang in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

This year, 14 young artists from across the Eighth Congressional District submitted artwork.  Entries included photographs, paintings, pencil sketchings and collages, among other mediums. 

The judges selected a charcoal drawing entitled “Future” by Jailton Teixeira, a junior at Brockton High School.  The judges noted that Jailton’s drawing has wonderful draftsmanship with great attention to detail and provides a strong and complete narrative.  Jailton’s artwork has been flown to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. 

“Jailton Teixeira is a wonderfully gifted young artist,” said Congressman Lynch.  “His artwork is a reflection of his talent and hard work.  His drawing powerfully honors our courageous service men and women.  I hope that Jailton’s success will encourage other students from Brockton and across the Eighth District to continue their pursuit of the arts.”

Congressman Lynch added, “We have a number of gifted young artists in the Eighth Congressional District.  No doubt, their ability is due in large part to the support of their dedicated parents and their extraordinary art teachers.”