Loren Davis winsst place in the Congressional Art Competition for our Congressional District #8

On Thursday April 13, Dyer County High School junior, Loren Davis, won 1st place in the Congressional Art Competition for our Congressional District #8, Congressman David Kustoff’s District.

This contest is one of the most competitive and coveted art awards among high school students, and is an annual nationwide effort by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. Loren’s artwork was unveiled at a reception hosted by Congressman Kustoff at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, and was chosen out of artwork submitted by 20 counties, with each school being allowed 6 entries.

Loren’s artwork, will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. for 1 year, along with winning artwork from other Districts around the country, and where thousands of Congressional members and visitors will pass by each week.

Loren will be flown with a family member to D.C. to attend an art reception displaying her art along with other state’s art at the Capitol this summer. Loren’s artwork will truly represent west Tennessee, as her vibrant pencil drawing is of Indian Corn, grown by her Visual Art teacher Marjie Sanderson at her West TN farm and vineyard.

The same artwork by Loren also won “Best in Show” in the UTM High School Art Contest & Exhibit, chosen out of high school art from across Tennessee. Loren also placed 1st in both the acrylic painting and ceramic sculpture categories. Thank you, Loren, for sharing your talents and artwork, and for representing West Tennessee talent so well in Washington D.C.

Her art was one of the 6 pieces chosen for the show from Dyer County High School, which included art students Nayeli Solano, Mattie Pitts, Lily Lindley, and Ashlyn Moritz.

We are so proud of all of our extremely talented students!