Westerman Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 8, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) announced the Fourth District winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. Westerman issued the following statement:

“I look forward to the art competition every year, and I’m always amazed by the talent and creativity of high school students around the district. Even though COVID-19 forced us to move the whole program online this year, that didn’t stop students from submitting incredible artwork! Thanks to all of our judges for taking time to select the winning pieces. Congratulations to the 2020 winners, and I can’t wait to see Stevie’s piece hanging in the U.S. Capitol.”


The Fourth District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition top five pieces are:

1st place from Lake Hamilton High School: Stevie Hopson, for a colored pencil drawing entitled “No Longer Fruitless.”

2nd place from Fountain Lake High School: Annie Grace Westerman, for a painting entitled “Quarantine: My Civic Duty.”

3rd place from County Line High School: Dominique Palucis, for a painting entitled “Lost.”

4th place (a three-way tie):

       “Hope,” graphite and ink drawing by Kaiolahio Sooman-Stanton of Garrett Memorial Christian School

       “Peanut M&M’s,” marker and colored pencil drawing by Lauren Thompson of Woodlawn High School

       “Above the Bay,” mixed media painting by Ashlly Lambaren of Lakeside High School

5th place from Lakeside High School: Ella Suffren, for an oil painting entitled “Portrait of Bob Marley.”

Special thanks to the 2020 judging panel:

  • Mary Zunick, Hot Springs Cultural Alliance
  • Stephanie Sims, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Jimmy Bryant, Division of Arkansas Heritage
  • Lisa Pennington, University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
  • Tammy Harrington, University of the Ozarks