FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
CONTACT: JONELLE TRIMMER
Congresswoman Matsui Congratulates 2014 Congressional Art Contest Winner
Diana Ormanzhi Visits Washington, D.C. to See Her Art Displayed in U.S. Capitol
Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) congratulated this year’s winner of the 6th District Congressional Art Competition, Diana Ormanzhi, of Sacramento. Diana traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to participate in a reception honoring the winners from across the nation, see the unveiling of her artwork in the Capitol, and meet with Congresswoman Matsui.
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Annual Congressional Art Competition. In the 6th District, nearly forty pieces of art were submitted from nine different schools. The artwork submitted represented seven different mediums ranging from acrylic paint to Photoshop. Diana’s winning piece, “Nutrition Wheel,” was created by colored pencil.
“The Annual Congressional Arts Competition is an opportunity for all Members of Congress to show their support for the arts, and to highlight the talented students in each Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Matsui. “I am continually impressed by the level of talent exhibited by students in the 6th District and I am pleased that Diana’s fantastic piece will be displayed in the Capitol for everyone to see.”
Diana is a student at George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science. While in Washington this week, in addition to meeting with Congresswoman Matsui, Diana will be able to participate in workshops and attend the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Diana’s accommodations were provided by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and Southwest Airlines provided airfare.
Congresswoman Matsui hosted a local art competition show on May 14th at the Crocker Art Museum where she announced the winners. During the show, attendees had a chance to view artwork submitted by the students in the Sacramento area. Lial Jones, Director of the Crocker Art Museum, spoke about the significance of the arts, and offered advice to students seeking a career in the arts.
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