Parker Student Wins Congressional Art Competition
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced Parker School’s Annalina Lozano as the first place winner in the 2015 Kaha Ki’i 2nd Congressional District Art Competition with her art work, entitled “Pride”. The award ceremony, held Saturday at the Hawai’i State Capitol, was presented in coordination with the Hawai’i Art Education Association and Youth Art Month.
Now in its 23rd year, the contest received an record 121 submissions.
“I am extremely proud of the contestants, finalists, and winners of the 2015 Kaha Ki’i Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Gabbard. “Their artwork, creativity, and talent will be displayed proudly online, in my office, and in the halls of the United States Capitol. They are a shining example of the tremendous artistic talent that Hawai’i students have, as well as the strength of our local arts educators.”
Lozano’s winning art piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Second place winner, Le Jardin Academy student Shion Goldstein’s “Animal Kaleidoscope,” will be displayed at Representative Gabbard’s Washington D.C. office.
Leilehua High School’s Rhea Erice won third place with her piece, “Etiolate.” Her artwork will be exhibited in Representative Gabbard’s Hawai’i Office.
A special award, People’s Choice, earned by Leilehua High School’s April Supnet, will be displayed on Representative Gabbard’s Facebook page as a cover photo.
In addition to the special honor and display of their work, the student-artists also received a cash prize.