Congresswoman Elaine Luria Announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition

May 7, 2019
Press Release
Overall VA-02 Winner Kyra Moe of Salem High School Will Have Art in U.S. Capitol for One Year

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) last week announced the winners of the Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

There was a full house at the Friday night awards ceremony at Virginia Wesleyan University, with approximately 80 people in attendance. Congresswoman Luria had the honor to introduce the overall winner, Kyra Moe from Salem High School in Virginia Beach, whose artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol building for a year.

Congresswoman Luria also announced two regional winners, whose art will hang in her local district offices. The Peninsula winner was Faith Strickland from Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, and the Southside winner was Taylor Greene, also from Salem High School.

Congresswoman Luria commissioned a panel of five local artists, art professors, and gallery managers to decide the winners. With more than 40 submissions, this was a competition stacked with flair, and all entrants were commended by Congresswoman Luria for their impressive art.

“Kyra’s work will be a great reminder of our district whenever I walk through the halls of the U.S. Capitol, and Faith and Taylor’s art will beautify our local district offices,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Walking around the gallery on Friday, it was clear how much talent our students have here in Hampton Roads. I’d also like to thank our competition’s judges for their time and expertise!”

For additional information on the Congressional Art Competition, please click here.

The attached photograph shows the winners with Congresswoman Luria and is authorized for publication. Left to Right – Overall Winner Kyra Moe (Salem High School / “Bold Boredom”); Southside Winner Taylor Greene (Salem High School / “Applying Pressure”); Congresswoman Luria; Peninsula Winner Faith Strickland (Kecoughtan High School / “Baby Faces”).

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.