Bangor High School senior Liam Reading is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District for his art piece, “The Widow”.
“I continue to be amazed by the extraordinary talent and work of our Maine high school students,” said Congressman Bruce Poliquin. “Congratulations to Liam, and everyone who entered the competition, for sharing their artistic gifts. I look forward passing by Liam’s artwork as I make my way to the Capitol for votes.”
The Congressional Art Competition started in 1982 to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their artistic abilities and exceptional talent. Each spring, students submit artwork and the winners pieces are hung in the halls of the United States Capitol. In Maine, the winners are selected by jurors of the Maine Arts Commission and are offered a scholarship to Maine College of Art. The winners are then invited to a reception at the Blaine House to recognize their outstanding artwork. The overall winner, our Bangor High School senior, has been invited to travel to Washington, courtesy of competition sponsors, to participate in an opening ceremony.