Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) welcomed Gabriel Sul, the 2012 Congressional Art Competition Winner for the 16th Congressional District, to Washington, DC for the unveiling of his picture in the U.S. Capitol complex. Mr. Sul, a student at Mt. Pleasant High School, travelled to Washington where he joined hundreds of student artists from across the country in the unveiling ceremony for Congressional Art Competition winners.
"I am delighted to welcome Gabriel and his mother to Washington for the 2012 Congressional Art Competition," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren. "San Jose is known for its rich and vibrant arts scene, and Gabriel's work shows a sophistication that made his work a standout in the competition. I'm proud that his work will hang in the U.S. Capitol representing the 16th Congressional District."
Each spring, the House of Representatives and Senate sponsor the Congressional Arts Competition for high school students across America to demonstrate the important role that the arts play in American society. Students submit their own artwork through their high school, and one winner is chosen from each participating Congressional district. This year's 16th Congressional District winning artwork submission by Mr. Sul will be showcased for one full year in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol Complex.
|Rep. Lofgren (center) with 2012 Congressional Art Competition winner Gabriel Sul (right) & his mother (left)||2012 Congressional Art Competition winner for the 16th Congressional District Gabriel Sul (left) and his mother (center) pose in front of his artwork in the U.S. Capitol|