Rep. Crawford announces Congressional Art Competition winners

Jun 05, 2021
In The News

Rep. Crawford announces Congressional Art Competition winners

Written and Published by Baxter Bulletin

State Rep. Rick Crawford, 1st District, recently announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Campaign.

Each year, Crawford hosts his district-wide student art competition for grades 9-12. The overall winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed in Washington, D.C., for a year with the other winners of this national competition.

Reagan Buckley was chosen the best in show of this year’s competition. She is a senior at Mountain Home High School under the art instruction of Beth Ivens. Her parents are Dean Buckley and Trinity Fleetwood.

Mountain Home High School students who were finalists or placed also include drawing category finalists Joshua Boelkens and Kaitlyn Miller, painting category finalists Trinity Coger and Rachel Howald and second place painting winner Ty Lawrence.

Buckley used charcoal and white conte to create her winning drawing entitled “Embrace.” Her artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Hall in Washington, D.C., for a year. She also will receive two Southwest Airlines’ vouchers to attend the Congressional Art reception this summer, hosted in Washington, D.C.

Over 200 artwork submissions representing 30 schools in the 1st Congressional District were submitted for this year’s competition. The judges of the competition were Jayson Mirafuentes and Brandon King both of Jonesboro.

The Congressional Art Competition is divided into medium categories and the first-place winners of each category were recognized by Crawford at a reception held at the Recovery Room Coffeehouse in Jonesboro. The first-place winners of each medium category, the Best in Show and the People’s Choice winner will be on display for the month of June at the Recovery Room Coffeehouse on 223 S. Main St. in Jonesboro.

Over 200 artwork submissions representing 30 schools in the 1st Congressional District were submitted for this year’s competition. The judges of the competition were Jayson Mirafuentes and Brandon King both of Jonesboro.

The Congressional Art Competition is divided into medium categories and the first-place winners of each category were recognized by Crawford at a reception held at the Recovery Room Coffeehouse in Jonesboro. The first-place winners of each medium category, the Best in Show and the People’s Choice winner will be on display for the month of June at the Recovery Room Coffeehouse on 223 S. Main St. in Jonesboro.

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