AHS Art Students Honored at Another Congressional Art Contest

AHS Art Students Honored at Another Congressional Art Contest
April 2011 - At their second Congressional Art Contest of the year, Apollo art students won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The Trent Franks Congressional Art Contest on April 19 recognized the following students:
 
1st place: Klaudia Wach, "Quench My Thirst," batik 
  • Her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year
  • 3 airline tickets to Washington, D.C. for herself, parent, and teacher to participate in the ribbon-cutting celebration
  • $500 spending money
  • $10,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Phoenix
  • free summer workshop at the Art Institute of Phoenix
2nd place: Philip Conte, In His Veins," mixed media
  • $400 spending money
  • free summer workshop at the Art Institute of Phoenix
3rd place: Zach Lesar, "Frustrations of a Teenager," white charcoal on black paper
  • $200 spending money
  • free summer workshop at the Art Institute of Phoenix
This is the 11th contest since 2003 where an Apollo student has won. Each congressman may participate in the program and hold a contest for his/her congressional district. Congratulations to these students and teacher Barbara Dahlstedt!

Quench 
Klaudia Wach, "Quench My Thirst," batik

In His Veins
 Philip Conte, "In His Veins," mixed media
Frustrations of a Teenager 
Zach Lesar, "Frustrations of a Teenager," white charcoal
Artists with Congressman and Teacher 
(from left) Philip Conte, Mrs. Dahlstedt, Klaudia Wach, Zach Lesar, and Congressman Trent Franks