Dong Seung Shin, a junior at California High School in San Ramon, was declared the winner of the 11th Congressional District Art Competition. Shin's winning piece was a painting entitled "Home of the San Francisco Crabs."
The showcase and art competition was held last Saturday at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy.
Shin's painting will hang in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy walkway inside the U.S. Capitol building used daily by members of Congress and visitors to Washington, D.C. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton), said he's excited to see the new artwork and show it to visitors.
The winning art entry from each congressional district is displayed there for one year. Shin will also be flown, with a guest, to the nation's capital to attend an awards ceremony on June 24.
The second place winner was Winnie Chang, also a California High School student, for her oil painting entitled "A Sunday in San Francisco." Honorable mentions were awarded to Caroline Kim, a Foothill High School student, for her pencil and watercolor piece called "Leading the Diversity of America," and to Jacqueline Mariko Whistler, an Ann Sobrato High School student, for her watercolor and ink work entitled "Subway."