Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

NEWBURGH – Following the conclusion of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney hosted a reception for participants and their families to celebrate achievement among young artists in the Hudson Valley and crown a grand prize winner.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and grand prize winner Alana Green with her work “Angel”. Photo provided

Alana Green of Mahopac won this year’s competition with her painting “Angel.”

“I want to congratulate Alana and all the other students for their submissions and I look forward to showing off her work and celebrating the level of talent we have right here in the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Maloney. “It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like these kids did – and I’m proud of each one of them for submitting their work.”

In March, Rep. Maloney invited high school students to submit their original works of art for the competition. This year, 25 students submitted pieces.

The work, “Angel,” submitted by Alana Green will be displayed for a year on the grounds of the Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C.

All of the other works of art will be displayed in Representative Maloney’s Newburgh office, and will remain in the Congressional Art Competition 2017 album on his Facebook page.

Grand Prize Winner

“Angel” by Alana Green

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“Self-Portrait” by Miriam Rice

Runner-up

“Reflections” by Melissa Eisenning

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