Fourth Congressional District Arts Award Winners Announced
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Tom McClintock is pleased to announce that a winner has been chosen for the Fourth Congressional District Congressional Arts Competition. Eric Harrod, a senior at South Tahoe High School, was awarded first place with his entry, “Kokanee Salmon”.
Eric’s artwork, “Kokanee Salmon”, was created on location at Taylor Creek, South Lake Tahoe, during salmon spawning. Eric will receive three roundtrip airfares to attend the 2009 Congressional Arts Competition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception to be held in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2009. “I am very pleased with the variety of talent in this contest,” said McClintock.
Shari Warden, who also attends South Tahoe High, took second place and April Dimmick of Auburn received third place. Honorable Mention was given to Eneida Sanchez of South Lake Tahoe.
The competition was held at PlacerArts in Auburn under the guidance of Director Angela Tahti and Program Specialist Shawn Baldwin. Judges Kevin Hanley, Auburn City Council; Deb Jensen, El Dorado Arts Council; Larry Ortiz of PlacerArts; and Penel Curtis of Nevada County Arts Council had the honor of selecting the winner. “I genuinely appreciate the commitment, time and expertise that all of these capable people brought to this competition,” McClintock concluded.