Jaime Herrera Beutler announces Congressional Art Competition winner

Marina Mamaeva-Wooden from the Medallion Art School in Vancouver will travel to Washington D.C. in June

VANCOUVER – Today, U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional Art Competition, as voted on by her panel of judges from across the region.

The contest’s first prize winner, Marina Mamaeva-Wooden from the Medallion Art School in Vancouver, is invited to travel to Washington, D.C. in June when her artwork entitled “Kindred” will be hung in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Herrera Beutler’s office will host a Student Art Show for participants of the Congressional Art Competition on Wed., May 15 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Community Library (Columbia Room) where the students will showcase their artwork.

“I continue to be amazed by the talent of our student artists in Southwest Washington, and this year was no exception,” Herrera Beutler said. “We had some outstanding submissions, which made it all the more difficult for our judges to choose a winner. I am excited to hang Marina’s beautiful painting in the Capitol building for all D.C. visitors to admire!”

Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition Winners:

1st Place: “Kindred” by Marina Mamaeva-Wooden from the Medallion Art School of Vancouver

“Kindred” by Marina Mamaeva-Wooden from the Medallion Art School of Vancouver
“Kindred” by Marina Mamaeva-Wooden from the Medallion Art School of Vancouver

2nd Place: “Tia” by Kimberly Pacheco-Ayala of Kelso High School

“Tia” by Kimberly Pacheco-Ayala of Kelso High School
“Tia” by Kimberly Pacheco-Ayala of Kelso High School

3rd Place (3 Way Tie): “Complicated” by Aaron Laferty of Kelso High School

“Complicated” by Aaron Laferty of Kelso High School
“Complicated” by Aaron Laferty of Kelso High School

3rd Place (3 Way Tie): “Sunset Rails” by Joseph Scott Hongel of Battle Ground High School

“Sunset Rails” by Joseph Scott Hongel of Battle Ground High School
“Sunset Rails” by Joseph Scott Hongel of Battle Ground High School

3rd Place (3 Way Tie): “Make Up Your Mind” by Miah Montgomery of Kelso High School

“Make Up Your Mind” by Miah Montgomery of Kelso High School
“Make Up Your Mind” by Miah Montgomery of Kelso High School
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