Today, Congressman Sam Farr today announced that Aptos High School student, Holly Hernandez, is the winner of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. The winning piece, “Right to Bare Arms”, will be displayed in the halls of the Capitol along with winning art from across the country.
“The Central Coast is known for its vibrant artistic culture and these students echo that tradition in their work,” said Congressman Sam Farr. “I would like to congratulate Holly Hernandez and all the participants for their inspiring pieces of art.”
Holly Hernandez will travel to Washington, D.C., courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to be honored at a Congressional Reception. Holly will also receive a $1500 renewable scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Carmel High School student, Liyanna Bea Sadausky was named the 2nd place winner with her art piece “Peaceful Burden”.