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Goodlatte Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

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Roanoke, May 13, 2016 | Beth Breeding (2022255431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced today that Jamie Swartz, a senior at Heritage High School, is the winner of the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia’s 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Her egg tempera painting, Anthurium Light, will be on display in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of a display of artwork by high school artists from across the nation. Jamie resides in Lynchburg and is the daughter of Jim and Sandy Swartz. She plans to attend Lynchburg College in the fall. Her art instructor at Heritage High School is Jon Roark.

Goodlatte: “The Sixth District is home to many talented artists, and the next generation is no exception! I am pleased to announce that Jamie Swartz, a senior at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, is the winner of the Sixth District’s 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Anthurium Light captures Jamie’s skill and eye for detail. I look forward to this painting representing the Sixth District in the U.S. Capitol. Congratulations, Jamie!

“Art comes in many forms, and this year’s Congressional Art Competition entries did not disappoint. I applaud the efforts of each student who submitted artwork. Thank you to everyone who participated as well as the teachers and parents encouraging them to learn more about art and test out their own talents.”

The 2016 runner-up is In the City by Casey Murano, a student at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke. The third place winner is Peaks of Otter by Amanda Noel Solomon, a student at Timberlake Christian Schools in Lynchburg. These entries will be on display in Congressman Goodlatte’s Roanoke and Lynchburg offices, respectively.
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