Congressman Crowley Announces 2011 Art Competition Winners for 7th Congressional District

June 9, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) announced the winners of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 7th Congressional District. Wilfredo Domena, a 9th grader at Millennium Art Academy, took first place with his piece titled, “Flower City.” Wilfredo’s piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year along with other winners from around the country.

“New York’s 7th Congressional District is a hub for the arts, and it is deeply gratifying to offer an opportunity for students in Queens and the Bronx to express their creativity and further their artistic interests through this competition,” said Congressman Crowley, an avid supporter of the arts. “Every year, I am more and more amazed at just how much talent exists in the 7th District! Congratulations to Wilfredo on producing the winning piece and thank you to all the students who entered the competition. I hope every student continues to pursue their interests in art.”

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school art competition that provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the competition since 1982.

2011 Congressional Art Competition Winners:

First Place:
Wilfredo Domena, 9th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Flower City”

Second Place: (tied)
Yarliz Colon, 11th grader, Herbert H. Lehman High School
Title of Piece: “Leidaly”

Marco Lobatan, 11th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Shattered Flight”

Third Place: (tied)
Pauline Lewis, 11th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Vio-capricornia”

Cindy Torres, 11th grader, Millennium Art Academy
Title of Piece: “Heart Vacancy”

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He serves as chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.