2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner
A local Amarillo High School student has been selected to represent the 13th Congressional District of Texas in the nationwide 2013 Congressional Art Contest. A photograph submitted by Alexandria Karber, daughter of Wes and Michelle Karber of Amarillo, will be displayed in the hallways of the United States Capitol for an entire year.
Alexandria’s photograph, entitled “Sandy Chaos,” was selected as the winning entry from the 13thDistrict of Texas. “We had many impressive pieces of art submitted by students from across our part of Texas for this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” area Representative Mac Thornberry said. “Alexandria’s photograph makes you feel like you are at the scene watching that dramatic sand storm cross the rugged Texas landscape. We are proud to have it represent our district in the Capitol Building for the next year.”
The Congressional Art Contest is a national competition that selects one piece of artwork from all 435 U.S. congressional districts and territories for a year-long exhibit in Washington, D.C. The annual contest for high school students has taken place since 1982. Winners of the competition are invited to Washington, D.C., for a special reception to honor the winners. Alexandria and her mom, Michelle, plan to attend the event this year and visit with area Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) while they are in town.
Alexandria’s graphic design teacher, Micah Muehlhausen, said, “Alex has an outstanding eye for photography and art. She knows how to capture the moment and evoke feeling in a single photo.” He continued, “Beyond her artwork she is an extraordinary young lady. Being her teacher is both an honor and a blessing.” Alexandria is a junior at Amarillo High School.
|Sandy Chaos by Alex Karber