CCHS Takes 4 of 5 Top Honors with Congresswoman Kamlager’s Art Competition

Culver City High School Students were awarded four of the top five awards at this year’s Congressional Student Art Competition for California’s 37th district, with first place going to Ruby Shuler-Loughran for her piece, “Melancholy Woman.” 

On Saturday, May 4, 2024 Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) hosted a Congressional Art Competition reception at The Art Room gallery to announce the 2024 winner from California’s 37th District. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual, nationwide art competition for high school students, where one student’s artwork is chosen from each congressional district to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. 

“I came to Congress with the goal of LEADing in the 37th District, which inspires my advocacy on behalf of Angelenos for Land, Economic Justice, Art, and Democracy issues,” said Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove. “One of my top priorities is ensuring full federal funding for school arts programs. As demonstrated by the outstanding submissions we received this year, school arts programs are central to helping students connect with cultural identities, political ideas, and common human feelings and experiences. It’s an honor to highlight the incredible talent of first-place winner Ruby Shuler-Loughran, our finalists, and all students who submitted on behalf of our district—I urge all our students to keep creating!”

The office received art submissions from over 110 students from schools across the district.

The public is invited to view students’ artwork displayed at The Art Room in Downtown Los Angeles until May 18, 2024.

The four winners from Culver City High School: Ruby Shuler-Loughran, Morgan Vernette, Kanzi Akiyoshi and Stella “Paris’ Hsu.

Thank you to Congresswoman Sydney for celebrating visual arts and to amazing art teachers Anna Alvarez and Susana Fattorini for supporting our artists.


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