Jingfei Zhou ’15 Wins 2015 Second Congressional District Art Competition
Bethel, Maine – Gould Academy student Jingfei Zhou from Chengdu, China, received word from Maine State Representative Bruce Poliquin’s office that the artwork that he had recently submitted to the 2015 Congressional Art Competition had been selected as the best.
“There were some wonderful entries from all over Maine in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” wrote Mr. Kontio to Jingfei. “The six of yours, however, were clearly the best from the Second Congressional District.”
According to the contest’s webpage on the United States of Representatives website:
“Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.”
“Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.”
Jingfei’s award-winning gouache painting “Gold,” pictured to the left, also earned a Scholastic Art Award back in February and sat on display at the Maine College of Art for a period of time.
A result of winning this congressional award, Jingfei and Ms. Head have been invited to a reception at the Maine State Blaine House on Tuesday, May 12.