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Rep. Kinzinger Announces IL-16 Winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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OTTAWA, IL, May 17, 2022 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the 16th District of Illinois.
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OTTAWA, IL – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the 16th District of Illinois. This year marks the Congressman’s last year participating in the Congressional Institute’s Art Competition, and caps off his perfect record of taking part in every year that he served in Congress.

After calling to personally congratulate this year’s winner, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:

“I’m pleased to announce this year’s winner is Marlen Hueramo of Rochelle Township High School. Her artwork titled ‘Lunch in the Commons’ was created with colored pencils, and showcases her extraordinary skills and ability to capture her subject matter with incredible detail.

“As the winning piece, ‘Lunch in the Commons’ will be displayed in the halls of the United States Capitol for one full year. We remain hopeful that as we move past the pandemic, the Congressional Institute will be able to host an in-person ceremony as the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center re-opens to the public.

“On behalf of the 16th Congressional District, I’m proud to congratulate Marlen, our runner-up, and our honorable mentions on their achievement. How lucky are we to have such impressive artwork adorn our walls. Special thank you to the teachers who have mentored our young artists over the years and encouraged them to participate in the Congressional Art Competition to showcase their talent. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the artwork from our students every year and am thankful to have had the opportunity to host this event in my official capacity.”

Runner-Up:

More than a Wave” by Olivia Schickel of Pontiac Township High School (Acrylic paint)

Honorable Mentions:

“Mizzle” by Troy Papke of Rochelle Township High School (Digital photography)

“Memories at Great-Grandma’s” by Anna Gavin of Aurora Christian School (Acrylic paint)


For more information on the history of the Congressional Art Competition and other relevant information, please click here
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