The winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District included students from Auburn, Lee, Lewiston and Rangeley. All were recognized for their work, with first place going to Whitney Perkins from Lewiston High School.
Perkins’ photograph, “Curious,” is to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building alongside winning artists from districts across the country.
Competition jurors Carolyn Wallace-Zani and Teddi-Jann Covell selected the winners. Wallace-Zani is an award-winning artist who owns a Brewer studio and teaches in Bangor. Covell, an Orono painter with work in Damariscotta, Hallowell and Millinocket galleries, also judged the work.
“I wish I could personally congratulate each artist for submitting their work into this competition,” said Wallace-Zani, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Jared Golden’s office. “I also applaud them for having the confidence to put themselves out there for judgment. I must commend each