Local students place in art contest
WASHINGTON – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced at a ceremony during the weekend that a painting by Jordan Adams, a 10th grader at City High in Iowa City, was named the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Adams’s painting was chosen by judges Leslie Grossman, curator and gallery director at St. Ambrose University, and Rima Girnius, curator at Figge Art Museum, to represent Iowa’s Second District.
Adams’s painting, “Daddy Knows Best,” will be hung in the U.S. Capitol, and he will receive a free trip to Washington to attend a reception honoring all of this year’s winners.
The full list of the honorees, including those from area schools, is:
First runner-up — Emily Miller, 11th grade, Fairfield, “Work.”
Second runner-up — Amy Beattie, 10th grade, Ottumwa, “Bridge.”
Honorable mentions, listed alphabetically — Katlin Hart, Agency, “Hippo”; Karen Jorgenson, Davenport, “Appearance vs Reality”; Sarah Lange, Iowa City, “Love is Love”; Jessie McElderry, Batavia, “Portrait of a Turtle”; and Amy Van Fossen, Bettendorf, “Iowa in Spring.”
“Every year I am amazed at the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students from across the district,” said Loebsack. “I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose excellent submissions made it a very close contest this year. I especially want to congratulate Jordan and look forward to seeing his artwork hanging in the U.S. Capitol.”