ConVal Regional High School student, McKenzie West, was the first-place winner for the 2nd district of New Hampshire in the 2014 Congressional Student Art Competition. The competition began in 1982 as a way for Congress to encourage and recognize young artistic talent. The 2nd district’s competition was sponsored by Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster. West’s painting was selected by a panel of jurors from the Kimball-Jenkins Estate & School of Art in Concord. Her painting will be on display for the next year, along with other prize-winning student artwork, in the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C.
Tory Eichler and Haley Greenyer, also students at ConVal, received Certificates of Special Recognition in the competition. We will feature their work in the next issue of Smoky Quartz.
All of the honored young artists in Congresswoman Kuster’s Congressional Competition were awarded Visual Arts Educational Development Scholarships for the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Pre-College Summer Program 2014.
Monadnock Writers’ Group supports young writers and artists in the region. We hope to see more of their work submitted to future issues of Smoky Quartz.