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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Creede High School Student Wins 3rd District Congressional Art Competition

April 30, 2013
Press Release

ALAMOSA, CO—Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) announced Creede High School junior Riley Goss as the winner of the 2013 3rd Congressional District Art Competition. High school students from across the District submitted their original works of art showcasing their artistic talents to the community. The competition featured works from students across the district including Pueblo, Mancos, Telluride and San Luis.

Tipton announced Goss’s winning entry, “Lines,” a black and white photograph, during a reception at the Hatfield Gallery on the Adams State University Campus yesterday, where all of the entries were on exhibition. The winning piece will now go to Washington, where it will be proudly displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex. Paul Bikis, of Durango won last year’s competition with his entry “Pop Bottles.”

High resolution version available here

(“Lines” by Riley Goss, Creede High School) 

“I’m incredibly proud of all of the students who entered this competition and put their talents to work for the opportunity to represent the 3rd District in the Congressional Art Competition,” Tipton said.  “We had a number of excellent entries, and the judges had a tough decision to make in choosing only one winner. I want to congratulate Riley Goss for his outstanding photograph, and thank all of the students who entered the competition. They have all made their schools, families and communities proud.”

Each participant will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Congressman Tipton. The first place winner will also receive two Southwest Airlines tickets to Washington, DC for the Awards Reception on June 26th, 2013. In addition, the first place artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC from June 2013 to May 2014, along with other winning artworks from Congressional Districts throughout the nation.

Results of the 2013 3rd Congressional District Art Competition:

  • 1st Place – Riley Goss, Junior, Creede High School. Title of Entry:  Lines, Photography
  • 2nd Place-Damian Carson, Senior, Centennial High School, San Luis. Title of Entry:  “Immolate”, Copper Plate Etching
  • 3rd Place-Dorosi Valle, Senior, Telluride High School. Title of Entry:  Contagious Laughter, Prismacolor colored pencils drawing

Honorable Mentions:  William “Paul” Bailey, Southwest Open School, Mancos;  Jonathan Gleydora, Southwest Open School, Mancos and Jolene Norton, Pueblo County High School 

The Congressional Art competition takes place each spring.  Students are encouraged to visit Congressman Tipton’s website to learn more about how to enter.