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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition Winner

May 7, 2012
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.) announced the winner from the 33rd Congressional District office’s 2012 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery”.

Michelle Bac, the winner and student of Culver City High School, will have her artwork, “A Face” displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year as well as have an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in a recognition ceremony with Members of Congress, other art competition winners from around the country and additional special guests.

“I’d like to congratulate Michelle for submitting her phenomenal artwork to win Congressional District 33’s art competition and recognize all of the other students for their hard work on the other great pieces of work our office received,” said Bass. “It is extremely important that we give students a positive outlet to express their creativity, so I am delighted to provide youth a means to support that effort.”

Since 1982, each spring the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school arts contest designed to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young artists in our nation. Any high school student in the 33rd Congressional District of California was welcome to submit their artwork to the Los Angeles district office. Bac’s piece was chosen by a panel of judges and in an online competition on Bass’ congressional website.