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Palazzo Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner

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Washington, May 3, 2021 | comments

Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4)- today congratulated Ms. Grace Harrison for winning the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in the fourth district of Mississippi with her piece titled: “Cotton Doilies.”

Grace is the daughter of David and Mona Harrison and is a senior at West Jones High School in Laurel, Mississippi. “Cotton Doilies” is an acrylic still life on canvas, depicting tufts of cotton and a detailed camera against a natural brick wall.

“Cotton Doilies is a beautiful painting deserving nothing less than the spotlight. Grace did a wonderful job sharing her vision and technique through this piece and I am excited to see it hanging in the halls of Congress,”

Students are instructed to submit their art entries to the representatives of their home district and panels of artists select the winning entries. Since the start of the competition, more than 650,000 high school students across the nation have participated.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a tradition that I look forward to every year,” Palazzo continued. “It offers a great opportunity to support and recognize talented young artists in Mississippi’s fourth district. I look forward to receiving entries from local high school artists like Grace for next year’s competition.”

For more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition, click here.
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