Union Local High School Sophomore Wins Congressional Art Competition
Ricer's artwork, "Coy"
U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) has announced that Raegan Ricer, a sophomore at Union Local High School in Belmont County, will represent his office in the United States Capitol as a winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
Ricer’s artwork, entitled “Coy”, was done on clayboard, a modern art form of scratchboard in which a wood panel is coated with white clay, covered with black ink and then “scratched” by the artist. As part of the nationwide competition, Ricer is invited to participate in a ceremony that will be held in Washington, D.C. honoring winnersfrom congressional districts across America. Southwest Airlines has also donated two free tickets to Ricer and a parent to travel to the ceremony.
“Congratulations to Raegan Ricer, and to all of the students who participated in this year’s art competition,” Johnson said. “Every year, I am amazed at the quality of work, and this year was certainly no exception. The submissions clearly illustrate the many talented young artists, and the excellent teachers we have in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. I will be proud to see Miss Ricer’s artwork hanging in the U.S. Capitol representing Ohio’s Sixth District.” Ricer’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol with other congressional district winners from around the country. Ricer’s work while be shown during guided tours of the Capitol building. The artwork of other finalists will be displayed in Representative Johnson’s Ohio offices in Marietta, Salem, Cambridge, Ironton, and in his Washington D.C. office.
To view the winner and five finalists, click here.