2012 Congressional Art Contest Winners Announced
Congresswoman Mazie Hirono announced the grand prize winner of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, “Kaha Ki‘i: An Artistic Discovery,” is high school junior Mariko Langevin of Parker School on Hawai‘i Island. Mariko will soon have her winning work titled, “Waterboy” representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District on exhibit in Washington, D.C. Parker School students actually took the top two spots in this art competition.
Fellow junior Brieannah Gouveiah’s piece, “Man and Nature” earned a second place showing. "The fact that the top two winning pieces came from Hawaiʻi Island shows that our students' artistic talents are truly statewide. I congratulate all of this year's semi-finalists for a job well done and in particular the winning entries from Parker School and Leilehua High School," said Congresswoman Hirono, a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee.
"The winning piece ‘Waterboy’ showed creativity and application of the technical skills Mariko learned in school. I look forward to seeing it displayed at our nation's capitol for all to admire."
Hirono also congratulates Roldan Galvadores from Leilehua High School for claiming third place for his pencil drawing titled, “Isolation.”
A total of 80 students from Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Oʻahu, and Hawaiʻi Island entered the prestigious contest for the 2nd Congressional District.
Starting in June, Mariko will have her artwork displayed along a highly visited corridor that leads to the U.S. Capitol Building, side-by-side with winning pieces of art representing other congressional districts.
Brieannah’s second place piece will be on exhibit in Congresswoman Hirono’s Washington Office over the next year. Roldan’s third place artwork will displayed in the Congresswoman’s District Office during that same period.
Darlene Oshiro, Lori Uyehara, and Don Harvey served as this year’s Congressional Art Competition judges.