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Tucson High Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

Color drawing resembling the King of Hearts from a deck of playing cards, in black rather than red.  The top figure is left-side profile of a skeleton in a mariachi outtfit with a violin surrounded by candles and flowers and a black sky. A banner crosses the card with the phrase, Memento Mori. Below the banner is a living, mariachi holding the same pose, with vialin, surrounded by flowers, but with a blue sky. Signed:  Abygayle Blair 4/30/21
Remembrance

On July 27, 2021, Abygayle Blair was announced as the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition by Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva.

Ms. Blair holds her art with Rep. Grijalva in front of a sign for his Congressional District Office

Her artwork, titled “Remembrance,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. As the winner, Abygayle will be eligible to receive a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design valued at $3000 per year, should she apply and be accepted into the school.

“Each year, it is my pleasure to recognize exceptional young artistic talent here in Arizona’s Third Congressional District,” said Rep. Grijalva. “With its depictions of mariachis and Day of the Dead, Abygayle’s artwork represents some of the unique cultural touchstones that make Southern Arizona so special. No matter your culture, you can appreciate Abygayle’s talent and vision.”

Rep. Grijalva’s office received numerous art submissions from students across Southern Arizona. Those not chosen as the winners will have their work displayed in a local art gallery in September before being displayed at the Patagonia Fall Festival in October. Additionally, all participants will receive a Congressional Recognition certificate and a zoom meet and greet with Rep. Grijalva. PRESS RELEASE - Geoffrey Nolan – 202-580-5289

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