Mississippi Congressman Michael Guest tweets an announcement, signifying Sonia Matrick as the overall winner for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

Several students at Mississippi School of the Arts captured awards at the 2020 Mississippi Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by Congressman Michael Guest. The event is held each year, highlighting the artistic talents of students state-wide. Sonia Matrick, a junior visual student, received the overall award for her work entitled “Frustration.” The top award will showcase at the United States Capitol for one year. 

Additional students receiving awards are:


2nd Place: Skylar Noblin-Laminack “Dust”
3rd Place: Caleb Donegan “The Song of Death”

Mixed Media:

1st Place: MaryRhea Waterloo “Unraveled”


1st Place: Skylar Noblin-Laminack “Stargazer”


3rd Place: Kathy Nguyen “Mimi Madness”

Computer Generated Art:

1st Place: Ashlyn Moore “Cyber”
2nd Place: Isabella Gandy “The Last Unicorn”
3rd Place: Abrielle Carnathan “Sunflower”

For more information about the Visual Arts program at Mississippi School of the Arts, click here.


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