Wall’s Rhesa Key wins Congressional Art Contest for District-11.

Staff Writer
Runnels County Register
Wall's Rhesa Key won the Congressional Art Contest for Texas' District 11 with "My Window to the Sky," an art piece done with Prisma colored pencils that depicts her hand holding a camera while taking a picture of a sunset.

The following is a press release from the office of Texas Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11).

Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition from the 11th District of Texas.

Rhesa Key, a Junior from Wall High School, took First Place with “My Window to the Sky,” an art piece done with Prisma colored pencils that depicts her hand holding a camera while taking a picture of a sunset. The sunset is shown on the camera and it also appears in the blurry background. Ms. Key’s piece will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one full year, where it will be viewed by distinguished visitors, Members of Congress, and tens of thousands of tourists.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a special opportunity for talented students from the 11th District to have their artwork recognized on the national level,” said Congressman Conaway. “I am extremely proud of all of the participants who continued engaging with their artistic talents despite the challenges of COVID-19. Rhesa’s piece will be seen by thousands of folks every day, and I am delighted that our district will be represented by her beautiful artwork.”

The winner and runners-up were chosen by a panel of judges from Angelo State University.

Second Place was awarded to Abbey Dolbetty, a Senior from Early High School, for her piece titled, “Holly Anne.” Torie Forbus, a 10th Grader from Cross Plains High School, was awarded Third Place for her piece, “Among the Strays.”

Special thanks to all students from the 11th District who submitted artwork during COVID-19.