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Gianforte announces winner and finalists of Congressional Art Competition


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"Sun's Out Tongue's Out" by Jessie Graveley, Powell County High School, medium: acrylic paint, is Montana's 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

From the office of Rep. Greg Gianforte

WASHINGTON — Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., praised Monday the artists who entered the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, and congratulated Jessie Graveley, a student from Powell County High School, as Montana’s winner.

“Every year, I’m impressed with the talent of our high school artists. Every piece submitted was unique and showed a different aspect of our state. Thank you to all of the students who entered this year’s competition,” Gianforte said.

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"Banks of the Yellowstone" by Battista Eaton, homeschool, medium: Charcoal and Chalk, Montana's 2019 Congressional Art Competition People's Choice Winner and will be displayed in Rep. Greg Gianforte's Washington D.C. office.

“With great color and joy, Jessie’s painting captures a moment many Montanans see every day,” Gianforte added.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest to recognize and encourage young artists in each congressional district. The winning artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year where hundreds of thousands of visitors can view it. The winner will receive complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening in June.

Four submissions were chosen as honorable mentions in this year’s competition, and will be on display in Gianforte’s Billings, Great Falls, Helena, and Washington offices.

Montanans assisted in the judging by voting for the People’s Choice on Gianforte’s Facebook page, available at http://bit.ly/30yHALa

For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, visit Gianforte’s website at https://gianforte.house.gov/services/congressional-art-competition/.


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