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Yorktown Student Wins Local Art Competition

by ARLnow.com May 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm 2,673 10 Comments

(Updated at 10:25 a.m. on 5/21/12) A Yorktown High School student has won the honor of having his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Yorktown student Ryan Carroll was announced the winner of Rep. Jim Moran’s Eighth District Congressional Art Competition during a ceremony at Artisphere in Rosslyn last night. The annual nationwide Congressional Art Competition was started in 1982 to “provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.”

Carroll will soon have his work, entitled “Lady of Rain,” displayed inside the Capitol building for the next year, along with the winners from other states across the country. The second place winner, Washington-Lee High School student Erin Daniell, will receive $100 to go toward art supplies.

This year’s competition in the 8th District featured more than 60 finalists, whose work is now on display at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Blvd) through June 17. Though the district also includes parts of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax County, 37 of the finalists were from Arlington high schools. That includes 3 from the Arlington Career Center, 6 from H-B Woodlawn, 6 from Wakefield, 8 from Washington-Lee, and 14 from Yorktown.

The winners of the competition were judged by arts professionals from the Arlington Arts Center.

Certain photos courtesy the office of Rep. Jim Moran, as noted

  • WeiQiang

    Congrats, brah

  • DarkHeart

    Where can I get one of those umbrellas?

  • Corey

    THIS is what we’re spending our hard-earned tax dollars on? Artispheres and art programs for kids? Bocce courts and food festivals?

    Embarrassing.

    • also

      Raindrops on roses? Whiskers on kittens?

      CUT THE FUNDING AND FETCH THE TUMBRILS!!!!!

      • dk

        LMAO.

    • Flying Spaghetti Monster

      Are there no WORKHOUSES???

  • not your bro

    This is some very good stuff. Congrats to all.

  • Brendan

    Is that Mr. Beland over there still leading some quality photographers?

    • Student

      Yes, he’s still the photography teacher at Yorktown.

  • ArlintonWay

    Nice job Ryan. Congrats!

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