San Benito High School senior Jasmine Ulloa was named the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, as announced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta on May 2. Catherine Nordstrom, another SBHS senior, took second place in the competition and Baler student Tyler Oelrich was among the honorable mention winners.
Ulloa’s pastel and charcoal winning entry, “Wary,” will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building. She and a family member have been invited to attend a special Congressional Art Competition ceremony in Washington, D.C. with other young artists from around the country at the end of June. Ulloa received an honorable mention in last year’s competition.
Below are the photos from the reception and awards ceremony, courtesy of Panetta’s office:
“This competition showcased the incredible creativity and talent of high school students throughout the central coast of California,” said Congressman Panetta. “I commend everyone who submitted their artwork, and thank their family members, teachers, and mentors for supporting these young artists.”
The second place entry, “Joy,” by Nordstrom, will be displayed in Panetta’s Washington, D.C. office. That piece was created with gouache and watercolor.
The competition’s honorable mentions were::
-“Empire City” by Lily Russo of Aptos High School
-“Personal Monument” by Bryanna Lynette Mendez of Salinas High School
-“Bad Hombre y Princesa” by Saraijah Juarez of Harbor High School
-“Good Kid, Bad City” by Tyler Oelrich of San Benito High School