Kenzee Schafer, Wessington Springs, is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for South Dakota, announced U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson.
Schafer’s entry, “Pride,” is oil and acrylic painting.
She is a junior at Wessington Springs High School, and is taught art by Alicia Roesler. Her painting will be on exhibit in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol, along with the winning artwork for other congressional districts for the next year.
Second place was awarded to Miranda Thorson, senior at Northwestern Area High School, Mellette. Her art teacher is Jennifer Schell. Her artwork, “There’s No Place Like Home,” will be displayed in Rep. Johnson’s Washington, D.C. office for the next year.
The Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by Rep. Johnson’s office in partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council. The competition began in 1982, providing members of congress with an opportunity to recognize talent in their home districts.