Lucas Congratulates Alva Native on Winning the 2010 Congressional Art Contest

May 17, 2010

Washington, DCCongressman Frank Lucas would like to congratulate Alva native Megan Garnett for winning the 2010 Congressional Art Contest.  Megan’s piece, entitled “Grandpa Bob” is a pencil drawing of her grandfather, Robert Davison of Alva.

“Megan has demonstrated at a young age what a talent she has for artwork,” stated Lucas.  “The Congressional Art Contest not only gives students like Megan an opportunity to display their artwork to the millions of visitors who visit the U.S. Capitol each year, but it also demonstrates what talented students we have in the Third District of Oklahoma.  I am proud to congratulate Megan on winning this year’s contest and I encourage her to continue her interest in art.”

Megan Garnett is a freshman at Alva High School, where she plays on the golf team and is a member of the Key Club and the Art Club.  Her drawing, “Grandpa Bob,” recently won Best of Show at the Oklahoma Youth Expo Art Show and hung in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in March of this year. 

Her parents are Debbie and Jerry Garnett of Alva, Oklahoma.  Her grandparents are Robert and Jo Davison of Alva, Bonnie Garnett and the late W.G. Garnett of Alva, and the late Darrel and Laura Servis of Woodward.  Her great-grandmother is Evelyn Whittaker of Woodward.

The Congressional Art Contest, also known as “An Artistic Discovery,” is an annual nationwide competition sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus.  Members of Congress select one piece of art from submissions from high school students in their district.  The winning piece will be hung in the Capitol Building for one year and the winning artist will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony in June.


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