Rockwall High School Art Students Among 2019 Congressional Art Competition People’s Choice Finalists

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Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced the launch of the People’s Choice contest for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition today. Nicole Vu and Kendra Small of Rockwall High School are among the finalists. The contest includes top artwork submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District, which were chosen by a panel of judges.

“Once again, an incredible array of talent was on display during this year’s Congressional Art Competition. In addition to our grand prize winner, who is selected by judges, it’s always fun to have the constituents of Texas’ 4th District vote for their personal favorite submission during the People’s Choice contest,” Ratcliffe said.

Ratcliffe officially opened voting for the People’s Choice contest on his Facebook page, and the public is welcome to “like” their favorite artwork submission to cast their vote.

Click here to vote.

Voting will remain open until May 24 at 12 p.m. CT. At that time, the artwork submission with the most likes will be designated as the winner.

The finalists and their artwork are as follows:


“Old Man” by Eimy Candelero of Mt. Pleasant High School, mixed media


“Mia” by Zarahi De La Rosa of Mt. Pleasant High School, graphite


“Bluebonnets and Split Rail Fence” by Jennifer Cogswell of Texoma Christian, photography


“Masked Dissonance” by Nicole Vu of Rockwall High School, acrylic and oil


“Cowboy’s Rest” by Amy Wieler of Chisum High School, charcoal



“Sharp-Eyed” by Abigail Froese of Chisum High School, oil on canvas



“As Life Goes” by Kendra Small of Rockwall High School, acrylic



“Texas Views” by Jack Condit of Denison High School, acrylic on canvas


“Deep in the Heart of Texas” by Kristin Parson of Chisum High School, acrylic



“Passion for Texas” by Cessia Gonzalez of Mt. Pleasant High School, mixed media



Click here to view the People’s Choice gallery and to cast your vote by hitting “like” on your favorite artwork submission.


In addition to the People’s Choice finalists, Phoebe Smith of Chisum High School was named as the grand prize winner for the 4th District of Texas by the panel of judges earlier this week.