Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently hosted the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Forum and Exhibit at Van De Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge.
During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Austin White’s piece “Ayden” won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” in Washington, D.C. His artwork will hang in the United States Capitol for one year, along with works by winners from other Congressional districts around the country.
Additionally, Schiff announced that Shakeh Aslanyan, a student at Clark Magnet High School, and Annabel Lawton Boardman, at L.A. County High School for the Arts, won second and third place, respectively. Schiff also awarded the People’s Choice Award to Michael Tufenkian, a student from Maranatha High School in Pasadena. Over 2,000 constituents voted in the People’s Choice online contest this year.
“Each year, it is a thrill to see young artists in our community showcase their talent,” Schiff said. “Every student involved in this competition deserves recognition, and I hope that they will all continue to enrich our community with their artwork. I want to congratulate this year’s winners Austin, Shakeh, Annabel and Michael, and I look forward to viewing their art this year in my offices and in the Capitol building!”
White’s artwork was awarded first prize by a panel of local judges for his pastel and acrylic painting titled “Ayden.” The senior attends Crescenta Valley High School. Aslanyan, of Glendale, is a senior at Clark Magnet High School. Her artwork, “As I Am,” will hang in Schiff’s Washington, D.C. office for one year. Boardman, who attends L.A. County High School for the Arts, lives in the Los Feliz District and is a sophomore. Her linocut print “Good Kid Moon Man” will hang in Schiff’s Burbank District Office for one year. Tufenkian’s artwork will be displayed in Schiff’s Hollywood District Office.
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