Congressman Gibbs Announces Art Competition Winners

April 25, 2017
Press Release

ASHLAND, OH – At a reception honoring the top ten finalists in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, Congressman Bob Gibbs announced the winners of the contest last night.

The first-place winner, Sarah Gillum of Plymouth High School, submitted her entry titled “Unmasked”, which will be shown in the Congressional Art Competition Gallery located in the tunnel between Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol. Sarah is invited to fly to Washington DC courtesy of Southwest Airlines to attend a reception honoring winners from congressional districts across the country.

Peter Zimmermann of Ashland High School received second place. His entry will be displayed in Congressman Gibbs’ Washington DC office while Dover High School’s Willow Cox earned third place and will have her entry hung in Gibbs’ Ashland office.  Avaerie Fitzgerald of Ashland High School was chosen by followers of Gibbs’ official Facebook page in the second annual People’s Choice Award.

“We have so many talented young artists in Ohio and I always enjoy reviewing the entries for the Art Competition,” said Congressman Bob Gibbs. “Sarah, Peter, Willow, Avaerie, and all students who participated should be very proud of their accomplishment. The creative arts are an important component to a well-rounded education and helps exercise other parts of the mind that physical education and studies may not.  I am looking forward to seeing these artists’ works on display in Washington and Ashland.”