From left to right: Jonathan Quiling, Jason Kershner, Reilly Stassienko, Dr. Jerry Smith, and Congressman Turner recognize “Royalty Tasting the Essence of the Light Dimension,” with first place honors for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

2019 Congressional Art Competition winner announced

Three judges that were selected by the Dayton Art Institute reviewed each piece and selected a winner.

The winning piece, Reilly Stassienko’s “Royalty Tasting the Essence of the Light Dimension” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Reilly is a senior at Miami Valley CTC.

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“I am pleased to announce this year’s winning art piece for Ohio’s Tenth Congressional District: Reilly Stassienko’s Royalty Tasting the Essence of the Light Dimension,” said Turner. “This competition fosters the creativity of high school students across the Miami Valley. Visitors from across the country will see Reilly’s piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the nest year. I congratulate Reilly on this huge artistic accomplishment, and thank every student who participated in this year’s competition.”

Second place went to Marie Gangloff, a senior at Stivers School for the Arts, for “Cherry Tomato.”

From left to right: Jonathan Quiling, Jason Kershner, Marie Gangloff, Dr. Jerry Smith, and Congressman Turner recognize “Cherry Tomato” with second place honors for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Third place went to Chase Solberg, a senior at Miami Valley CTC, for “Don’t Panic.”

From left to right: Jonathan Quiling, Jason Kershner, Chase Solberg, Congressman Turner, and Dr. Jerry Smith recognize “Don’t Panic” with third place honors for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

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