Randall High Graduate Wins Esteemed Congressional Art Competition
Prairie Rose Cottage is the title. No it’s not a dramatic mini-series on the Hallmark channel, as far as I know at least. Prairie Rose Cottage is the title of a painting that recent Randall student Emma Ambs painted. Her painting was submitted in the Thirteenth District of Texas Congressional Art Competition. Emma won the competition hands down. The Canyon Independent School District says the 2020 Randall High School graduate had won, that notification was given to her from Mac Thornberry’s office.
The acrylic painting titled Prairie Rose Cottage is of her grandfather and the painting will in Washington D.C. for a year. Emma Ambs and her family along with her art teacher Adrienne Hurtt will be flown to Washington D.C in July for a reception and a private tour of the congressional offices.
Emma future plans are to attend a local Amarillo college majoring in Psychology and Art and to eventually become an Art Therapist.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Here are last year’s winning paintings.