Press Releases

DelBene Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

f t # e
Redmond, April 21, 2017 | comments

REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Nate McGaw from Glacier Peak High School won the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District. DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition.

McGaw won with his piece, “Ballpoint Boy,” which will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as part of a year-long national exhibition. McGaw is invited to join DelBene for the official unveiling of the artwork.

“I was incredibly impressed with the creativity and outstanding quality of work submitted by all of this year’s participants, and I want to thank them all for sharing their talents with us,” DelBene said. “I didn’t envy the judges who had to make the tough decision.”

Three local artists – Ryan James, Brian Major and Dawn Laurant – judged the competition.

The annual Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and involves thousands of high school students from across the nation. The local competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who either reside or attend high school in the First District.

Below is a list of the winner and the entries recognized as honorable mentions announced at last night’s reception:


Nate McGaw, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish

Art Work Entitled: “Ballpoint Boy”

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

Sarah Kimmerly, Redmond High School, “Inspired Picasso”

Rebecca Robinson-Elmslie, Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center, “Girl in the Blue Sweater”

Conner Barrett, Glacier Peak High School, “Simian Venture”

Chelsea Shu, Redmond High School, “Wanderer”

Emily Ramey, Blaine High School, “Yum Yom, BLEH, Sniff Snerf”

# # #

f t # e
Tags: Education