Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition drew the most submissions in his time in office.
Fifty works of art were displayed Tuesday at Jeremiah Joe Coffee in downtown Ottawa.
Kinzinger announced this year’s winner Samantha Sipe, of Pontiac High School, for her work “Clementines.”
As the winning piece, Samantha’s artwork will be displayed in Washington, D.C., on the walls leading to the U.S. Capitol, for one full year. The three honorable mention winners will have their artwork displayed in Kinzinger’s district offices in Ottawa, Rockford and Watseka.
“Temporarily Lost” by Carley Dadisman of Bureau Valley High School will be on display in Ottawa. “Boys Are Back in Town” by Grace Ranz of Rockford Christian High School will be put up in Rockford and “A Reminder” by Alva Valle of Rochelle High School will go up in Watseka.
“On behalf of the 16th District, I’m proud to congratulate Samantha and our honorable mentions on their achievement,” Kinzinger said. “I’d also like to thank them, and all those who submitted artwork this year, for sharing your incredible gift with us and the entire community.”