San Luis High School Student Winner of 2008 Congressional Art Competition
Tucson, AZ— Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva has announced San Luis High School student, Jose Guzman, the winner of the 2008 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery.
The painting, In the Eyes of the Needy, was chosen as the art work to represent Congressional District 7.
Jose will be among hundreds of students who will be flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony in the Cannon Tunnel on Wednesday, June 25th.
On May 7th, Yuma Community Representative Araceli Rodriguez will honor Jose’s achievement at San Luis High School‘s 5th Annual Festival of the Arts in San Luis, AZ, from 5:00pm-7:30pm.
“This is a great opportunity for Jose and his family to show the nation the talent that exists among our students,” said Grijalva. “As a big supporter of our artistic community, I cannot stress the importance of encouraging students to participate in artistic forms of expression”.
The artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel for one year. All other entries will be displayed in both the Tucson and Yuma District offices for a period of one year.
Since the competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated. The Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus and coordinated by members of the United States House of Representatives.