Congressman Costa to honor Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 17, 2007
Press Release
FRESNO, C.A. - Congressman Jim Costa will honor students from the 20th Congressional District who participated in this year's Congressional Art Competition. The reception will be held at the Fresno Art Museum, located at 2233 N. 1st Street in Fresno, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors the Congressional Art Competition. The overall winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed in the corridor tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year.

This year, Saranpreet Nagra from Selma High School won as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District, for his art piece titled "Time Flies." The Judges Choice for Fresno County was Gabriella Ramirez from Sanger High School for her piece "Daisy Mirror;" Jessica Palmer for Kings County and her piece "La Danse;" and Ana Martinez from Kern County for her "Untitled" piece.

"This is an opportunity for high school students with artistic talent to showcase and receive national recognition for their work," Costa said.