Young Artist from Fergus Falls Wins Congressional Art Contest in the 7th District
Carol McCarthy | May 10, 2019 AT 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -A Fergus Falls student is the winner of the Congressional Art Competition from Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District.
Aumbra Manley is this year’s winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, for her painting Hidden Struggles. Aumbra will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to view her work alongside other winners from across the country.
“I always look forward to seeing the art competition entries and I am proud of how talented these young artists in the district are,” Congressman Collin C. Peterson said. “I appreciate all the participants for their submissions and I look forward to showcasing this artwork in the United States Capitol.”
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country. The Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest.