Lindsborg — Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) has issued awards for the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition hosted by The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. All high school students in the First Congressional District were encouraged to participate. The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“This is a great tribute to student artists and their dedicated teachers and supportive parents,” Huelskamp said. “It is amazing to see just how many talented young Kansans participated this year and I look forward to seeing Olivia Wetter’s excellent artistry on display for visitors to enjoy in Washington.”
The grand prize winner was Olivia Wetter of Colby High School, for her drawing, “Grandpa.” Two students from Little River High School were also winners: Dusty Page won second place in the mixed media category for a piece titled “Tiller of the Land,” and Tevin Renken won second place in the drawing category with “Starched and Pressed.”