|Rep. Farenthold Announces 2012 South Texas Congressional Art Competition Winner|
|Wednesday, May 16, 2012|
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by Members of Congress as an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in their congressional districts. Today, Congressman Blake Farenthold (TX-27) announced that Mr. Jaime Alamilla, a senior at Lopez High School, won the 2012 South Texas Congressional Art Competition with his prismacolor painting, “A Dream Coming to Life.”
Congressman Farenthold with Mr. Jaime Alamilla, winner of the 2012 South Texas Congressional Art Competition
According to Mr. Alamilla, his inspiration for this painting came from a visit to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Mr. Alamilla will have his art on display for one year in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capital Building. Over 650,000 high school students have participated in this competition since its inception in 1982 and 59 students participated in the 2012 South Texas Congressional Art Competition.