April 13, 2015

Lujan Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced at a reception in Santa Fe on Saturday, April 11, that Adam Shorty, a 12th grader at Tohatchi High School, is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

“Congratulations to Adam Shorty for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition, and thank you to all the high school students who competed and shared their talents and artistic creativity,” Congressman Luján said.  “These young artists have demonstrated an appreciation for the arts that are a vital part of our culture and heritage in New Mexico.  I look forward to welcoming Adam to Washington, D.C. as we honor all of the nation’s winners.”

Adam won for his entry “A Winner Will Never Give or Let Go.”  The water color and ink painting is of his cousin Riley, who has competed in the Indian Junior Rodeo Association.  Riley is currently battling spinal meningitis and is paralyzed from the neck down.

2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Adam Shorty’s, “A Winner Will Never Give or Let Go.”

The top pieces of artwork were recognized out of a field of more than 30 entries.  The winning entry from each Congressional district will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year.  Additional works of art will be displayed in Luján’s district offices across Northern New Mexico.

Rep. Lujan and Adam Shorty

Rep. Ben Ray Luján congratulates Adam Shorty on winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Adam is joined by his mother Kathleen Tachine.

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