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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2014
Contact: Beth Breeding 202-225-5431

6TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION WINNER HONORED IN WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte welcomed Briannah Ecklund, winner of the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia’s 2014 Congressional Art Competition, to Washington today.  Her watercolor piece, Piedmont Mill, depicts a section of an old Lynchburg milling company building near the James River.  Briannah is a rising junior at Heritage High School in Lynchburg. 

Piedmont Mill is now on display in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of an impressive display of artwork from high school artists from across the nation. Only one artwork from each congressional district is selected for display. Briannah’s achievement was honored today at an awards ceremony in the Capitol. 

Congressman Goodlatte: “Congratulations, Briannah! After seeing Piedmont Mill in the Capitol today, I think it is by far one of the best pieces on display. Briannah’s painting showcases terrific skill. I am very pleased that this piece will represent the Sixth District of Virginia in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.  I wish Briannah the best of luck as she continues to expand her artistic talents and works towards a future career in animation.”

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CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE
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