McEachin Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winners, Exhibit

June 19, 2018
Press Release

Richmond, Va. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announces the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, and the art exhibit displaying all 2018 entries – including the winning submissions.

“I am once again convinced that some of the most talented artists live in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District,” said Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04). “The submitted artwork was truly amazing. I look forward to meeting the young artists and celebrating their hard work at this year’s art exhibit.”

All submitted and winning artwork will be displayed at the 2018 Congressional Art Competition Exhibit and Reception hosted at the Browne Studio on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The first-place artwork completed by Allie Sarinana, a student from Colonial Heights High School, will also be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“I am honored to see Allie’s work of art every time I walk through the Capitol. Her work represents our congressional district well,” said Congressman McEachin.

The winners were selected by the members of the 2018 Advisory Committee for the Congressional Art Competition.

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Allie Sarinana, Colonial Heights HS



Krystle Brown, Surry County HS

Parisian Beauty

Mixed Media

Raven Pierce, Surry County HS

Still-life with Flowers


Click here to view photos of the winning submissions. The art exhibit and reception is open to the public.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Browne Studio (1100 Hull Street, Richmond, VA. 23224)

Background: Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning piece of art will join those selected other participating districts from around the country in an exhibit in Washington.


Contact: Jamitress Bowden
(202) 225-6365