A Union Springs High School senior has been named the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 24th District.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney made the announcement that Kailey Forbes’ piece, titled Duality, will be displayed at the US Capitol along with other works from winners across the country.
Forbes will be flown to DC for the Congressional Art Competition National Reception later this year.
Jennifer Dawn, also of Union Springs, was named third runner-up for her work Saying Goodbye and Hayley Topping from North Rose-Wolcott High School received an honorable mention for Multiple Monochrome Ice Cubes.
“Congratulations to Kailey Forbes, this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “Every year, I am in awe of the talented works produced by our region’s young artists, and this year was no exception. I would also like to congratulate Angelina Broecker, Jennifer Dawn, and Hayley Topping for placing in this year’s competition. I sincerely thank the judges, art teachers, and students for participating in this program. I look forward to seeing Kailey’s artwork hanging in the halls of Congress for the next year!”
Tenney’s office received artwork from 10 schools within the district showcasing a variety of artistic media, including photography, digital art, painting, and drawing. Forbes was named the winner by a three judge panel of local artists from across the district.
A complete showcase of submitted works can be found on Tenney’s website.