Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas today announced Ashley Ghazal of Skiatook, Okla., as the Third District 2014 Congressional Art Competition grand prize winner. Her artwork is titled, “Her Eyes,” and it was drawn with charcoal and chalk.
“It is an honor to announce Ashley as this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition,” said Lucas. “Her artwork is very impressive and demonstrates what an exceptional talent she possesses. I am proud her drawing will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol corridor for thousands of visitors who will visit this year. I know this is only one of the many future works of art Ashley will produce, and I urge her to continue pursuing her interests. I wish her only the best in the future.”
Ghazal’s artwork will be displayed in the corridor tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with the winning entries from other Congressional districts. Additionally, Ghazal will receive free airfare for two to participate in the Congressional Art Competition’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Ghazal is a senior at Skiatook High School, and she is the daughter of Mazin and Jacqueline Ghazal of Skiatook, Okla.
In addition to Ghazal’s winning entry, Hadley Smith, of Cheyenne, Okla., won second place with her pencil drawing, titled, “Bucky.” Her artwork will be displayed in Lucas’ District office in Yukon, Oklahoma. Lucas also held a Facebook competition to choose a “Fan Favorite,” and Hannah Shivers, of Yukon, Okla., won this contest with her acrylic painting, titled “Home.” Shivers will receive a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor.
To view the winning artwork and the other entries, please visit /congressional-art-competition.