Loudoun County, VA (June 3, 2015) – Dominion High School junior Alena Titova won the ‘Best in Show’ title at the 10th District of Virginia 2015 Congressional Art Show on May 6th at George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
The event was organized by Rep. Barbara Comstock.
Titova’s painting was selected from more than 180 works submitted by Virginia’s 10th District high school student artists. Titova’s portrait of her brother, composed from a photograph, took nearly 50 hours to complete. It will be exhibited at the U.S. Capitol along with artwork from other congressional districts across the country in June.
During the art show, Comstock congratulated Titova and the other winners. “You need to be lifelong learners and I think art gives you that kind of passion because there is always going to be something new that you can express. Art is all around us.”
Also honored at the Congressional Art Show were LCPS Category First-Place Ribbon Winners including:
- Collage – Haley Watson, Briar Woods High School
- Drawing – Tyra Krehbiel, Heritage High School
- Mixed Media – Emilie Wang, Heritage High School
- Paintings – Abigail Lockhart, Loudoun Valley High School
- Photography – Madeleine Mc Cafferty, Freedom High School
- Prints – Savannah Hargis, Heritage High School
- Prints – Mucui Lin, Heritage High School
The artwork by the category winners will be exhibited in Congresswoman Comstock’s office at the Capitol, as well as in her congressional offices in Sterling and Winchester.