Congressional Art Competition Winners Announced

May 3, 2016
Press Release

Natalie Laurin, a student at Herbert Henry Dow High School, is the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan's Fourth Congressional District. Congressman John Moolenaar made the announcement on Monday at the Midland Center for the Arts.

Laurin's piece, "Caleb," is an acrylic painting. The piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Laurin will be invited to attend a reception with her fellow winners from around the country on June 23rd in Washington, D.C.

"We had impressive participation from many talented artists for this year's competition. I look forward to seeing Natalie's work at the Capitol," said Moolenaar.

"I am very happy to have won and am honored that my art will be displayed at the Capitol," said Natalie Laurin.

Three regional winners have the opportunity to have their art displayed in Congressman Moolenaar's district offices in Midland and Cadillac. The three regional winners are Jessica Brooks from Herbert Henry Dow High School, Hailie Peitsch from Freeland High School and Shelby Stoneman from Ithaca High School.