May 13, 2015

Entries in the 2015 Congressional Art Contest will be on display in the Main Street Gallery at Garden Spot Village through May 30. 

Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) announced the winners of the annual 16th Congressional District student art contest. High school students from seven schools across the district submitted 46 pieces with the overall winner to hang in the U.S. Capitol and runners-up to hang in the Congressman's offices.

"I'd like to thank all the students who participated this year," said Pitts. "As an amateur artist, I am always impressed with the talent of these students. I hope that this will encourage them to continue to develop this skill. It is always difficult to judge, but we picked one winner to represent the district and three runners-up to display in the two district offices and my Capitol office."

The overall winner, which will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year, is by Julia Irvin of Garden Spot High School. Her piece is untitled.

The three runners-up are Leah Justiniano of Conestoga Valley High School, with a piece entitled "Fragrant Night," Elsie Forry of Elizabethtown High School, with "Dining Room," and Sarah Kurland-Hill of J.P. McCaskey High School with "Memory of..." The pieces of other competitors will hang at Garden Spot Village until May 30. Below is a portion of the other artwork that is available on display at Garden Spot Village.