Tipton Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

Apr 28, 2014 Issues: Education
Tipton Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

(Eileen Rose Egolf, Rep. Scott Tipton and Elijah Helbling)

GRAND JUNCTION, CO—Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced Eileen Rose Egolf of Creede as the winner of the 2014 3rd Congressional District Art Competition during a Friday evening reception in Grand Junction. Egolf, a Creede High School freshman, took first place in the competition for her work entitled Of the Heart.” A panel of judges from the local arts community carefully reviewed 14 pieces submitted by 9-12th grade students from across the 3rd District, and selected the winning piece.

“We saw unprecedented interest from students in this year’s art competition, and the number of talented entries no doubt made it a tough decision for the judges to pick only one winner,” said Tipton. “These students have made their schools and communities proud through their hard work, skill and creativity. I want to congratulate Eileen for her outstanding artwork, and thank all of the students who participated in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.”

Results of the 2013 3rd Congressional District Art Competition:

1st Place – Eileen Rose Egolf, “Of the Heart,” Creede, Creede HS

2nd Place- Ryan Maestas, “Mouthy,” San Luis, Centennial HS

3rd Place- Elijah Helbling,Gallows Bird,” Montrose, Montrose HS

Honorable Mentions:

Natalie Rose Kidd, “Feathers in a Vase,” Center, Sargent HS

Elena G Niermann, “Acrylic on Primed Canvas,” Hotchkiss, Vision Charter Academy

Cassidy Koos, “Formed by Society,” Grand Junction, Fruita Monument HS

Jolene Norton, “Freddy,” Pueblo, Pueblo County HS

Emma Cooley, “Lizard Head Sunset,” Fruita, Fruita Monument HS

Sophia Durakis Green, “Witch Doctor,” Telluride, Telluride HS

Isaiah Martinez, “Ghost Face Tryptic,” San Luis, Centennial HS

Jessica Fields, “The Merchants Dream,” Montrose, Montrose HS

Nicole Riplie, “Colorful Colorado,” Pueblo, Centennial HS

Nathan Losee, “Natalie & Makenna,” Monte Vista, Sargent HS

Mary Grace Green, “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder,” Telluride, Telluride HS

The first place artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC from June 2014 to May 2015, along with other winning artworks from Congressional Districts throughout the nation.

The Congressional Art Competition takes place each spring.  Students are encouraged  to learn more about how to enter at:  https://tipton.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition