King Applauds Madison Clark, 5th District Congressional Art Competition Winner
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement after congratulating Madison Clark of Council Bluffs, Iowa on winning the Fifth District Congressional Art Competition today. Clark's piece, "Abigail," a drawing of her best friend, was selected by a panel of judges from western Iowa and will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside the winning selections from other Congressional Districts across the country. Each winner is given airfare for two to visit Washington, DC for an awards ceremony. Clark aspires to attend art school after she graduates from high school next year.
Congressman Steve King stands outside the U.S. Capitol with Madison Clark where her artwork entitled "Abigail" will be on display for one year
"I was inspired by Madison's talent and artistic ability," said King. "She was rewarded for taking the initiative to get involved with the Congressional Art competition, and I am sure her hard work will continue to pay off as she pursues her passion for the arts in college and beyond."
Congressman King sponsors the Congressional Art Competition each spring, and the contest is open to all Fifth District high school students. Any students or schools interested in participating in next year's Congressional Art Competition should contact Laura Hartman in Congressman King's Creston office at 641-782-2495 for additional information.