Congressman Andy Harris announced senior Katie Easter of The Gunston School as the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Winners from each congressional district are eligible to attend the National Reception in Washington, D.C.
Katie Easter took first place this year for her artwork "Self-Portrait". Katie’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. “I am proud of the work these high schoolers put into their art, and they are wonderful examples of the beauty in Maryland’s First District...and I am looking forward to displaying Katie’s work as the first place winner in the United States Capitol,” stated Congressman Andy Harris.