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Rep. Ron Kind Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

April 14, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Ron Kind Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind and his wife, Tawni, held a reception honoring the participants of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.  Rep. Kind also announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition.

“Our students in Wisconsin have amazing talent, and it always makes me proud to point out Wisconsinites’ art in my offices and in the Capitol,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Tawni and I congratulate and thank all of our young artists who participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. We hope to continue to see your art in our communities for years to come!”

Student artists from across western and central Wisconsin contributed to the Congressional Art Competition, including from: Blair-Taylor Schools; Central High School, Logan High School and 7 Rivers in La Crosse; Cadott High School; Hillsboro High School; Holmen High School; La Farge High School; Mondovi High School; Onalaska High School; Sparta High School; West Salem High School; Whitehall High School; and Wonewoc-Center High School.

The first place entry will hang for a year in the U.S. Capitol along with the works of other student artists from across the country. The second place entry will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place pieces will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.

Winning artists and honorable mentions are listed below:

1st Place:     
Ben Labuzzetta, Holmen High School
Golden Hour

2nd Place:   
Cheyanne Mattie, Logan High School       

3rd Place:    
Xia Mou, Logan High School
Mixed Feelings

4th Place:    
Nola Bantle-Felt, Central High School


Honorable Mentions:

Jordan Gilles

Cadott High School

San Francisco Street Car


Lewis Bingol

Central High School

Lost in Thought


McKenzie Bell

Hillsboro High School

Amur Leopard


Nidhi Shenoy

Holmen High School

We See What We Want


Abbey Jacobs

La Farge High School

Hangin’ Loose


Natalie Nordmann

La Farge High School



Grace Widner

La Farge High School

Apple of my Eye


Ace Glise

7 Rivers

Complementary Skull


A complete album of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition entries can be found on Rep. Ron Kind’s Facebook: