Groulx Wins Congressional Art Competition

May 5, 2015
Press Release

On Monday at the Midland Center for the Arts, Blake Groulx, a senior at Midland High School, won the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for Michigan's Congressional Fourth District sponsored by Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland).

Groulx's piece, "Portrait of Evie," is a charcoal illustration. The piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Blake will be invited to attend a reception with his fellow winners from around the country on June 24th in Washington D.C.

"We had great participation for this year's contest from many talented young artists. I look forward to seeing Blake's art on display at the Capitol. I can see it when I walk to votes on the House floor," said Moolenaar.

"I've never been to D.C. and am excited to see the city and its art, as well as the art of the other district winners," said Groulx.

Three regional winners have the opportunity to have their art displayed in Representative Moolenaar's district office in Midland. The three regional winners are Chanyanuch Aiemruksa from Durand High School, Sara Kollig from H.H. Dow High School and Ashlee Larson from Big Rapids High School.  

Pictured: Representative John Moolenaar (left) with Midland High School senior Blake Groulx (right), and his winning charcoal illustration, "Portrait of Evie" (center), at the Midland Center for the Arts.