9th Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition winnersWritten by Kristen Criswell | | email@example.com
St. Ursula Academy senior Carolyn Sharkey was the Congressional Art Competition winner at the 9th Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition for her photograph “Ghosts.”
Sharkey’s photograph will hang in the Capitol in Washington D.C. for a year alongside artwork from the student winners in other congressional districts. Sharkey also received two airline tickets to attend the opening event for the exhibit in Washington as well as a $150 savings bond.
Runners-up Kirsten Long of Bowsher, and Megan McVicker of Bowsher, will have their artwork displayed in Marcy Kaptur’s district office for the year as well as receive a $100 savings bond.
Starting in 2006 a new category was added to the competition for commercial art and surface design, Congressional Design. Marisa Mann of Whitmer, won this award and will have her artwork displayed on a short run of Libbey glassware.
Area colleges — University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Lourdes College and Oberlin College — awarded their own honors at the exhibition as well. Winners were announced Feb. 13 during a special reception.
The student artwork will be on display to the public at One Seagate in the Fifth Third Bank Lobby through Feb. 20.
The Congressional Art Competition started in 1982 to promote the artistic talents of young constituents. This year, 73 students from 16 area high schools participated in the competition locally.