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Upton announces 2021 Art Competition Winner

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Washington, May 5, 2021 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced that Hayden Siebers, a senior at Portage Central High School, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District. His art, composed on ink pen, is titled Sunset in Playa del Carmen, and will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“Hayden’s art demonstrates his exceptional talent, and despite receiving a number of exceptional submissions, Sunset in Playa del Carmen stood out,” Upton said. “This art piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol with hundreds of other winners, all representing their unique communities. I want to wish Hayden a sincere congratulations, and thank everyone who participated in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.”

“It’s such an honor that my art – Sunset in Playa del Carmen – was chosen to represent southwest Michigan in the Capitol in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Siebers said. “I am grateful for so many who have helped get to this point, and I really appreciate the KIA for providing this incredible opportunity for artists across our area.”

Click HERE to download Siebers’ art.

Upton’s office once again partnered with the Kalamazoo Institute of Art for the competition. The CAC in the Sixth District was held in conjunction with the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts High School Area Show.

Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the CAC is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.

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