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Chappaqua student wins Congressional Art Competition

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From left, Daly Flanagan, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Carole Perry, Nita Lowey and Victoria Xu.

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey has announced that Victoria Xu, a junior at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 17th Congressional District. Her acrylic on canvas, “Tonight on the Metro,” will be on display for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Annie McCormack, a junior at Pearl River High School, received second place for her photograph titled “Reservoir.” Avery Schwarz, a Tappan resident and junior at Riverview High School, won third place for his “Royal Guards” digital mixed media. Isobel Watson Ley, a junior at Yorktown High School, received an honorable mention for her watercolor, “The Hoatzin.”   

“Our region is fortunate to be home to so many excellent young artists,” said Lowey. “Their artistic talents are excellent contributions to the Lower Hudson Valley’s cultural identity.”

Each spring, students submit entries to their congressional representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winners. The local judges were Daly Flanagan of the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, Carole Perry of the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack and Eileen MacAvery Kane of Rockland Community College in Suffern. 

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