COLUMBIA, SC – May 12, 2014 – Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced Teena Wilder, a 12th grade student at Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton, is the winner of the 2014 Sixth District Artistic Discovery art competition. The winning artwork is an oil painting entitled Teena Wilder: Self-Portrait III.
Artistic Discovery is an annual art competition conducted by Members of Congress. The winner in each Congressional district will have their artwork hung for the next year in the Cannon Tunnel that connects the House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol building. The winning student will also receive two airline tickets to attend the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception for all winners in Washington, D.C. next month. All district winners are also eligible to receive a college scholarship.
“I am always impressed with the artistic talent I see from young people in the Sixth Congressional District,” Congressman Clyburn said. “Despite the remarkable competition, Teena’s painting stood out from the rest. I will be proud to see her artwork displayed on Capitol Hill.”
The competition is open to any high school student living in the Sixth Congressional district.