(ROCKVILLE, M.D.) – Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) today announced the 8th District winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students. Although the coronavirus pandemic posed a significant challenge to both the submission and exhibition of students’ artwork, more than 120 students were able to submit their artwork, which is currently on display in a virtual art gallery here.

This year’s winner, “Mastery” by Chunlin An of Walt Whitman High School, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Seventeen second-place honorees will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Raskin’s Capitol Hill and Rockville offices: Alex Li (Alone); Aurea Sellmeyer (Time); Devon Elliot (Yellowstone Pen and Ink Landscape); Gisselle Arias (Lost in Sound); Grace Tang (My Dog); Henry Haddon (Quiet Solitude); Isabella Khoury (Sammy); Jared Fischer (Balance); Jennifer Li (Hidden Faces); Jiahe Jin (A Pinch of Love); Julie Solonsky (Fireflies); Lillian Broeksmit (Ethereal Glow); Lily Chung (Warped Lenses); Lindsay Gaiser (Sea Turtle Composite); Mikayla Castaldi (Torn); Nadine Vos (Green Apples and Drinks); and Yunshu (Peter) Qiu (Two Wolves).

“I want to thank our wonderful friends at VisArts in Rockville for providing the online submission portal which enabled us to safely receive and judge this remarkable art,” said Rep. Raskin. “VisArts has been a great partner with us in this annual display of youthful creativity and vision, and we thank them especially this year for their flexibility and unwavering support.”

The virtual gallery is available for public viewing here.

“I also want to thank all of our student entrants for sharing with us their strikingly impressive hard work and boundless artistic vision,” Rep. Raskin continued. “I would also like to thank our terrific guest judges, Caroline Lewis, Jeffrey MacMillan, Kathryn Freeman Vita, Ruth Lozner, and Seth Campbell, all of whom generously shared their time and dedication to make this competition a success.”

Artwork was submitted from students at the following schools: Albert Einstein High School, Berman Hebrew Academy, Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Holton- Arms School, James Hubert Blake High School, Landon School, Liberty High School, Linganore High School, Middletown High School, Montgomery Blair High School, Richard Montgomery High School, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Walkersville High School, and Walt Whitman High School.