On May 6, U.S. Representative Nita Lowey, Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, hosted the 2019 Congressional Art Competition at Rockland BOCES in West Nyack. The annual contest recognizes and encourages artistic talent in high schools across the Hudson Valley and the nation. First-place winners are recognized both in the Congressional District and at the national level – invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, with their work displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Rockland BOCES was well-represented, with our River View High School student artists submitting 5 of the 29 entries in various mediums:
Leah Aguirre – Empty Plates (Suffern)
Quensi Cabrera – Cherries (East Ramapo)
Emily Noselli – Deteriorate (Suffern)
Maxine Pena – Uma Thurman, Powerful Woman (Dobbs Ferry)
Avery Schwarz – Overlook (South Orangetown)
Thanks to Congresswoman Lowey and to this year’s judges for all your support: Daly Flanagan (Executive Director, Rockland Center for the Arts); Carole Perry (Art Consultant/former Artistic Director, Edward Hopper House); and, Professor Lena Hyun (Exhibitions Coordinator/Art Historian, Rockland Community College).