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Kind Announces Third Congressional District Art Contest Winners

May 8, 2008
Press Release

La Crosse Winner Will Join Artists from Across Nation Displaying Work at Capitol

Washington, D.C. –– U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) congratulates all participants in the 12th annual Third Congressional District Art Contest, including first place winner Timothy Koehne from La Crosse Central High School, whose acrylic painting “Let it Be” will go on display in the U.S. Capitol later this summer along with the works of other student artists from across the country. Rep. Kind announced the winners, who were chosen by a panel of local community members, on Sunday, May 4th at the Mabel Tainter Center in Menomonie, where the artwork of all 59 participants was displayed during the week preceding the announcement.

“Every year, the Congressional Art Contest provides an opportunity to recognize the unique talent of our high school art students and to celebrate the arts through the eyes of our young people,” said Rep. Kind who has sponsored the contest yearly with his wife, Tawni. “Tawni and I congratulate Timothy on his accomplishments, as well as many other students from throughout western Wisconsin who participated in the art contest this year.”

Members of congress have been holding Congressional Art Contests since 1982. The winning entries from each participating Member’s district-wide contests are displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit represents the combined efforts of the Members who conducted their local contests and the students who participated. 

The winners of the 2008 Third Congressional District Art Contest are:

  • First Place- Timothy Koehne of La Crosse, Central High School, Acrylic on Canvas entitled “Let it Be” to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
  • Second Place- Milivoje Momcilovic of La Crosse, Logan High School, acrylic on canvas entitled “Mojo Baba Stana” to be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office.
  • Third Place-Ashley Davis of La Crosse, Logan High School, acrylic on canvas entitled “Split Face,” to be displayed in Rep. Kind’s district office.
  • Fourth Place-Jay Moua of La Crosse, Logan High School, scratchboard entitled “Nue Hands of Chee,” to be displayed in Rep. Kind’s district office.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Lizzy Kroker of La Crosse, Logan High School, acrylic untitled piece.
  • Libby Brandl of La Farge, La Farge High School, acrylic entitled “Portrait of Joe.”
  • Melissa Martin of La Crosse, Central High School, prismacolor pencil entitled “Coffee.”
  • Katherine Huebner of La Crosse, Aquinas High School, photography entitled “SODO.”
  • Katee Heisel of La Farge, La Farge High School, charcoal entitled “Picture of Baby.”
  • Griffin Angell of La Crosse, Central High School, photography, “Envy.”
  • Dakota Clermont of La Farge, La Farge High School, charcoal, “Curious Cat.”
  • Kyle Patrick Kutzke of La Crosse, Central High School, chalk pastel, “Migrant Mother.”
  • Maggie Kotnour of La Crosse, Aquinas High School, photography, “Vivere.”
  • Jill Everson of La Farge, La Farge High School, acrylic, “Out of the Window.”

Photos of Rep. Kind with participating art students and the winning art pieces are available at: https://www.house.gov/kind/services_artcomp.shtml.