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DelBene Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Last night, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Alex Winestock of Redmond High School won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district.

Alex Winestock won with her colored pencil and watercolor piece titled, “Devoid of Emotion.”

DelBene joined participants and parents at a reception at VALA Eastside in Kirkland, where three local artists judged the competition. Alex Winestock’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“There are so many creative, talented young people in our region which always makes the art competition an exciting experience,” said DelBene. “The high quality works of art submitted this year were inspiring to me and every one of these students should be proud of their achievements,” said DelBene.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and celebrate the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide. The local competition was open to all high school students who either reside or attend high school in the first congressional district.

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


Alex Winestock, 12th Grade, Redmond High School, for “Devoid of Emotion” (colored pencil and watercolor)

Honorable Mentions:

Rebecca Robinson, 12th Grade, Home School, for “My Little Garden” (mixed media)

Audrey Wright, 11th Grade, The Bear Creek School, for “Southern Comforts” (oil painting)

Emma Deubler, 12th Grade, Ferndale High School, for “Wildfire Summer” (acrylic painting)

Nicole Birova, 11th Grade, Redmond High School, for “On the Edge” (oil painting)

Kate McDonough, 10th Grade, The Bear Creek School, for “Laidir Ljubav (Strong Love)” (acrylic painting)