Congressman Buck McKeon recently met with Darryl Naito, a Saugus High School Senior who won this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 25th District for his piece entitled "Breaching," using the medium of block print on raw canvas. Naito traveled to Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of his winning entry which will be displayed on Capitol Hill for one year, along with entries from high school students across the nation.
“Darryl is very talented young artist who successfully won among spirited competition from other high school students in the district,” said McKeon. “I was pleased to see so many students participate and provide such beautiful works of art. It was a pleasure having Darryl and his family here in Washington, D.C. and to meet him firsthand as I am sure he has a bright future in art ahead of him.”
Capitol visitors will be able to see Naito's art alongside over 400 others, representing every district in an exhibit located in a corridor between the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol.
Special congratulations also go to runners up: Tyler Recchia, Valencia High School; Rachel Poleman, Hart High School; Jessica DaBovich, Valencia High School.
The Congressional Arts Competition is open to all students in the 25th District.
The date of the judging in the 25th District took place on May 13 at FastFrames in Valencia. To read more about the competition, click here .
Serving as judges were Sandy Fischer, Carl Goldman, Margie Anne Clark, Shani Belisle, Paul Strickland, Zony Gordon, Suzette Martinez. Special thanks to KHTS AM 1220 and FastFrames of Valencia for being an integral part of this event.