Cayuga County student wins Katko’s art contest with pandemic-themed drawing | Education

A Cayuga County school’s thriving art application has claimed another prize. 

Catherine Gilmore, a junior at Union Springs High University, has received U.S. Rep. John Katko’s previous Congressional Artwork Competitors. Gilmore entered her drawing titled “Unmasked,” which functions a trumpeter participating in the instrument through a hole in their surgical mask. 

Gilmore’s artwork, together with other Congressional Artwork Opposition winners from throughout the region, will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a single yr. 

“I was impressed by all of the submissions and by the major talent on display screen from young artists throughout central New York,” Katko mentioned in a assertion. “Congratulations to Catherine and I glimpse ahead to observing her piece, ‘Unmasked,’ in the U.S. Capitol in the calendar year forward.” 

Union Springs learners won 4 of the final 6 Congressional Artwork Competitions hosted by Katko. The contests were being open up to superior university college students in the 24th Congressional District, which consists of Cayuga, Onondaga and Wayne counties, furthermore western Oswego County. A panel of judges from throughout the district chosen the profitable entries. 

Very last calendar year, Union Springs scholar Angelia Scholz received the levels of competition with a charcoal portrait of her sister. 

For Gilmore, it is really the hottest recognition of her talents. She won two Gold Keys in the Central New York Scholastic Artwork Awards, a person of which was for “Unmasked.” 

Gallery: Cayuga County-location regional artwork levels of competition winners

Politics reporter Robert Harding can be reached at (315) 282-2220 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @robertharding.