Weber Statement on 2017 Art Competition
Washington, D.C. – Texas’ 14th Congressional District received art submissions from 65 high school students for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. In late April, a judging panel selected the winner and honorable mention pieces. Jeffrey Lim, a junior from Clear Creek High School, submitted the winning piece entitled “Lone Star”.
Lim used colored pencils to give the piece a realistic feeling, and used values for the purposes of unity and form.
“Approaching the art competition, I wanted to draw something that was the definition of Texas,” Lim said. “It’s my first year in Texas, so it was actually a bit challenging. Overall, I’m happy with the piece.”
“The art competition is an event I look forward to each year. Texas 14 is home to many talented, inspiring, young artists. It is an honor to represent them and their families,” Congressman Randy Weber (R – Friendswood) said.
Friendswood High School students Caroline Velek and Brooke Langston received second place and third place honors, respectively. Fourth place honors went to Mackenzie Patureau of Brazoswood High School.
“Lone Star” will be displayed in the Capitol for the following year. The other top three pieces of art will be displayed in the district offices in Beaumont, Lake Jackson and League City.