LAHS students earn the honor to have their artwork hung in the White House

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By Special to the Monitor

Los Alamos High School students Shelby Anderson, Lizzie Wasilewska, Miles Carlsten and Michelle Dinkel participated in the National Congressional Student Art Competition held Saturday at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe.

Dinkel won the competition for the 3rd New Mexico Congressional District with her hand-colored linocut titled, “Flower Child.”

Additionally, Carlsten’s digital still life was awarded second place.

For her first place finish, Dinkel received two tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the opening of the National Student Exhibition where her work will hang in the Congressional Art Gallery for one year along with work by students across the country.

Anderson, Wasilewska and Miles will have their artwork hang in Lujan’s office for one year.

The Congressional Art Competition is held annually, allowing members of Congress to showcase the talent and creativity of their high school constituents.

“New Mexico is home to a long and storied tradition of artistic contributions,” said Rep. Luján. “People come from around the world to view the art our communities offer. Each of today’s winners is part of that proud culture and tradition. Their dedication and talent are commendable, and I hope they will continue to nurture their skills and to share their gifts with our community and beyond.”