Kim Jubenville, director of programming at WhyArts, spoke about the importance of the arts at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition held April 20 at the Jewish Community Center. Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) announced the winners from Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District at the event. The works were judged by the Nebraska Art Teachers Association.
First place went to “Taste of Summer” by Abby Butler of Marion High School. Her work will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and she will be invited to attend an award ceremony there honoring the winning artists from across the country.
Second place went to “Shine” by Alejandro Montero of Northwest High School. It will be displayed in Bacon’s Washington, D.C. office.
Third place went to “Beauty in Our Differences” by Ariel Carrillo of Papillion La Vista High School. It will be displayed in Bacon’s Omaha office.