Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to the 2016
Congressional Art Competition Winners!

The overall winner will travel to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork displayed in the national student art exhibit in the U.S. Capitol and attend a reception in their honor. 

County winners will have their artwork displayed in one of Congressman Walden's district offices in Bend, Medford, Hood River, and La Grande and will attend receptions in recognition of their talent in the district. 

Please click on the photo of the artwork to view a full-sized image.

Overall Winner for Oregon's Second District
Flaunt It by Sage Hassell, senior at Mountain View High School
Medium: Acrylic

Hood River County Winner
Ripples in the Water by Elizabeth Munoz, senior at Hood River Valley High School
Medium: Acrylic

Wasco County Winner
Family Time by Roger Marines, sophomore at South Wasco High School
Medium: Pencil

Deschutes County Winner
Surprise City by Braya Robbins, junior at Mountain View High School
Medium: Pencil

Jackson County Winner
Alpha by Andrea Orozco, sophomore at Phoenix High School
Medium: Zentangle

Klamath County Winner
Stuck in Time by Colt Bruner, junior at Henley High School
Medium: Photography

Josephine County Winner
Peace of Mind by Ella Sachs, senior at Grants Pass High School
Medium: Watercolor

Harney County Winner
Old Man by Halle Robertson, junior at Crane Union High School
Medium: Pencil assemblage

Malheur County Winner
The Wolf and the Springtime Thaw by Shayla Griffin, freshman at Adrian High School
Medium: Acrylic

Baker County Winner
Phoebe by Shelby Swindlehurst, senior at Burnt River High School
Medium: Pencil



About the competition: 

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. Students may submit their artwork up until the April 20th, 2016 deadline. A panel of judges made up of of local artists and art experts will then determine a winner and runners-up. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

Competition rules: 

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Questions? Call Representative Walden's office at 202-225-6730 or email Kirby Garrett at