Omaha, Neb. — Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced the winning artists from Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Bacon served as national co-chair for this year’s competition.
Judging was conducted by the Nebraska Art Teachers Association. The guest speakers for the event were Dr. Deborah Bowers Kippley, Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of the Papillion La Vista Arts Network, and Jeremy Caniglia, an art teacher at Omaha Creighton Prep High School whose work has been displayed at the Joslyn Art Museum and Iowa State University, as well as in the Washington Post and on CNN.
Trisha Rajaram’s, A’23, work titled, Peeping, received third place and will be displayed in Bacon’s Omaha office.
“Our competition featured a variety of styles and I am thrilled we are able to showcase the work of these students,” said Rep. Bacon. “Congratulations to this year’s winners. I appreciate their participation and I thank them for sharing their artwork with the community.”
Watch for Rajaram’s work around Omaha. The top three pieces of artwork will be featured on Lamar billboards at various places in Omaha for the month of May. Locations include I-80 and 84th Street and the southwest corner of 44th and Dodge; locations will be on a rotating basis.