Congressman Lucas Announces Garnett as Winner of 2013 Congressional Art Competition

May 08, 2013

PHOTO CAPTION (Photo Attached): “After Long Day’s Ride” By: Megan Garnett

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today announced Megan Garnett, Alva, Okla. native, as the Third District winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Her artwork is titled ‘After a Long Day’s Ride,’ and it was drawn with pencil.

“Megan’s artwork is a great example of the exceptional talent students in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District can produce,” said Lucas. “I know this is only one of the many future works of art by Megan that will impress and inspire audiences for years to come. I am proud her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol corridor for thousands of visitors who will visit this year. She is extremely talented and I urge her to continue pursuing her interest in art. I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

Garnett’s artwork will be displayed in the corridor tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with winning entries from other Congressional districts. In addition to the national recognition of her work, Garnett will receive free airfare for two to participate in the Congressional Art Competition’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington this summer. 

Garnett is a Senior at Alva High School, and she is the daughter of Jerry and Debbie Garnett of Alva, Okla.

In addition to Garnett’s artwork, 27 other entries from the Third District were submitted for this year’s contest. To view Garnett’s winning piece and the other entries, please visit /congressional-art-competition.


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