Teen wins congressional art competition

Cal High junior to head to Washington, D.C. for awards ceremony June 24

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."

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I was fortunate to be one of the 6 judges involved with this District 11 Congressional Art competition in Tracy. All of the contestants did an amazing job for those so young. They were all High School students and based their work on a theme of their choice. This made it much more difficult for the final 4 selection. I commend all of those who entered and hope next year more art teachers will be able to have the time to get involved in this worth while Art project for their students, as for some, Art is the only voice they have to express their thoughts and emotions.

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Posted by phil
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on May 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

omg! thats very creative

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