Barletta Congratulates Winner of Congressional Art Competition

Jun 23, 2016
Press Release
Taylor Herron of Crestwood High School Submitted Acrylic “Colorful Pair”

Taylor Herron, a student at Crestwood High School in Mountain Top, is the 2016 winner of the Congressional Art Competition for her acrylic painting “Colorful Pair.” She is pictured with Rep. Barletta and her mother, Tiffany Herron.


WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today welcomed Taylor Herron, a student at Crestwood High School in Mountain Top, to his Capitol Hill office and congratulated her for winning the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 11th District.  Herron’s work, an acrylic painting of two ducks titled “Colorful Pair,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside winners from all other Congressional districts.

“I told Taylor that when it comes to being an artist, you either have it or you don’t, and Taylor clearly has it,” Barletta said.  “Each year I am amazed by the level of artistic talent we have our part of Pennsylvania.  Every day I walk through the hallway where all of the artwork hangs, and it’s truly inspiring to see how skilled our young people really are.”

The Congressional Art Competition was begun by the House of Representatives in 1982 as an annual contest in which high school students are invited to showcase their artistic abilities.  Entrants must reside in the Congressional district in which they enter and works are considered by a panel of area judges.  Each Congressional district is represented by one winner.