MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Bentz Announces Winner of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario)

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Cliff Bentz (OR-O2) announced that Tyler Correa, a senior from Phoenix High School, out of a record number of 40 submissions, has been selected as the winner of OR-02’s 2024 Congressional Art Competition! Tyler’s artwork, Strawberries, was chosen by a panel of three judges who praised the piece as having ‘amazing textures and details”.  Tyler may travel to Washington, D.C., to see her artwork displayed in the national student art exhibit in the U.S. Capitol and attend a reception in her honor.

“I am pleased to congratulate Tyler on this terrific achievement. I look forward to seeing Strawberries each day as I walk to and from the House Chamber. I want to thank her for this incredible piece – Congratulations, Tyler!”

Bentz also announced that North Powder Charter School student Bella Brandt’s piece Isolationsim was the regional winner from Oregon’s Second Congressional District. Bella’s art will be displayed in Congressman Bentz’s Medford District Office.

“I am very thankful to the judges who volunteered their time and expertise to our district’s art competition. They helped make this year’s competition memorable and a great success.”

Judges for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition in Oregon’s Second Congressional District included:

  • Kyle Larson, Assistant Professor, Painting/Drawing, Southern Oregon University, Ashland
  • Kristen O’Neill, Executive Director, Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford
  • Michael Sell, Associate Professor of Art, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide program for students to showcase their artistic abilities and to highlight the importance of art education. Since its start in 1982, more than 700,000 high school students from around the country have participated. Photos of the winners and more information on the competition can be found at Rep. Bentz’s website: