Gunston student recognized in art competition
WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Andy Harris announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition: Laura Marsh of Crisfield High School and Academy in Crisfield. Laura’s mixed media painting, titled “Turning Tides,” depicts a great blue heron with a Maryland blue crab in its mouth, flying across the water in front of a lighthouse. In second place was Paulina Panas of Kent County High School, and third, Jo Wanner of The Gunston School.
“All of the submissions that my office received this year were impressive, and I am proud of all of the talented young artists who participated in this year’s competition,” said Harris. “However, Laura’s entry truly captured the natural beauty and spirit of Maryland’s First District.”
The second place winner of this year’s competition, entitled “Cherry Blossom Walk,” was created by Paulina Panas of Kent County High School. The Gunston School’s Jo Wanner is the third place winner, with a work titled “Self-Portrait.” See the winning pieces on Harris’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ AndyHarrisMD.
Since 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives has sponsored the Congressional Art Competition to acknowledge the artistic talents of high school students from each Congressional district throughout the country. Each district selects one winner, and that student has the opportunity to display his or her artwork for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. The student’s piece is displayed alongside artwork from other gifted high school students from across the countr y.
“Cherry Blossom Walk,” created by Paulina Panas of Kent County High School, earns second place in the Congressional Art Competition.
The Gunston School’s Jo Wanner, third place winner, with a work titled “SelfPortrait.”
Laura Marsh, Crisfield High School and Academy, mixed media painting, titled “Turning Tides,” depicts a great blue heron with a Maryland blue crab in its mouth, flying across the water in front of a lighthouse.