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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces Fourth Congressional District Art Competition Winners

May 19, 2010
Press Release

Three outstanding art students garnered awards in the Congressional Art Competition -- An Artistic Discovery -- a nation-wide high school art competition sponsored by Members of Congress.   The contest was open to all high school students within the Fourth Congressional District.  The winners are:

1st Place Winner:
Aimee Pitcher
South Tahoe High School
Art Teacher: Candi Lincoln
Title of Entry: “Sapphire”

Aimee’s winning piece, “Sapphire” was created using Adobe Photoshop. It is a stylized depiction of a girl circa 1912.  The piece will hang in the Cannon Tunnel along with the other first place winners from across the nation.   Aimee also won two round trip airline tickets to Washington D.C. to attend the official Congressional Art Reception 

2nd Place Winner:
Carrie Etherington
Woodcreek High School
Art Teacher: Dave Branstetter
Title of Entry: “Liberty and Justice For All”

3rd Place Winner:
Yia Yang
Oroville High School
Art Teacher: David Tamari
Title of Entry: “Mask Woman”

The judging for California’s Fourth Congressional District was held was under the direction of Placer Arts Council executives Angela Tahti and Shawn Baldwin.   Judges were Auburn City Councilman Kevin Hanley, Deb Jensen of El Dorado Arts Council, Elgin Cannon of Lassen County Arts Council, Penel Curtis of Nevada County Arts, and Paul Harrar, School Arts Liaison with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.

IMG_6530.JPGAimee Pitcher (1st Place Winner) and Tom


IMG_6469.JPGAimee and her first place artwork, “Sapphire”


IMG_6493.JPG2nd Place Winner Carrie Etherington, Tom and art titled “Liberty and Justice For All”



3rd Place Winner Yia Yang and artwork “Mask Woman”