Rep. Spartz Announces 2022 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Yesterday, Rep. Victoria Spartz (IN-05) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s winner is Jonathan Pyle, a junior at Madison-Grant Jr/Sr High School in Fairmount, IN. His winning piece, entitled ‘Indiana Glass Bottles on a Counter’ will be on display in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. for one year, along with the winning artwork from other Congressional districts across the country.

“The talent we have in Indiana’s 5th district is impressive, this year’s submissions were excellent,” said Rep.Spartz. “We are thrilled to showcase Jonathan’s artwork in Washington, D.C. for all Hoosiers and visitors to enjoy.”

The Congressional Art Competition is designed to support the arts and showcase the talent of young artists nationwide. With his artwork, Jonathan highlights the rich history of the glass industry that dates back to 1886 in Howard County. At the time, many glass companies started and flourished in the area due to plentiful access to natural gas.

In addition to the First Place winner, the First Runner-Up, ‘Sunday,’ submitted by Emma Cremeans of Avon High School, will be displayed in Rep. Spartz’s Carmel office. The Second Runner-Up, ‘Comfort Crowd,’ submitted by Anthony Reyes of Lawrence North High School, will be displayed in the Anderson office.

Rep. Spartz is a also cosponsor of H.R. 704, the ARTS Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and would direct the Register of Copyrights to waive the copyright registration fee for winners of the Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional App Competition. This would allow student winners to access the benefits of copyright protection for their work.

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