East Hampton High School students Brenden Snow and Mia Karlin-Cappello placed first and second respectively in the annual Congressional Art Competition for the 1st Congressional District.
East year, the U.S. House of Representative hosts a nationwide high school art competition to raise awareness of the importance of art programs in schools. The winning artwork for each congressional district is displayed in the United States Capitol for one year.
“I was very shocked to receive the award. I was not expecting it,” said Brenden, who is a senior at East Hampton High School. The name of his winning piece is Atlantic Terrace. “I wanted to give the picture a more ominous feel to it, so I boosted the contrast in order to bring the darks out,” he said.