Press Release

Loebsack Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award

“Duck Creek” by Davenport West’s Andre Garcia to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

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Washington, May 9, 2017 | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a black and white photograph, entitled “Duck Creek,” by Davenport West High School sophomore Andre Garcia, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which more than 1400 votes were cast. “Duck Creek” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Garcia will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the unveiling and a reception to honor all of this year’s winners.   

“Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students. I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose wonderful submissions made it a very close contest this year. I especially want to congratulate Andre and look forward to welcoming him and his family to Washington and seeing his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol,” said Loebsack.

The artwork of the first and second runners-up will be displayed in Loebsack’s district offices in Davenport and Iowa City. The first runner-up was "Joy" by Haley Bensen from Keokuk High School and the second runner-up was “Autumn” by Bailey Turner from Davenport West.

Andre Garcia, Davenport West
Duck Creek

First Runner-up:
Haley Bensen, Keokuk High School

Second Runner-up:
Bailey Turner, Davenport West

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