Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Recognizes Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

May 11, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) recognized Mater Academy Charter High School sophomore Sabrina Valdes for her winning piece in the 25th congressional district’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, titled “Abandonment,” was chosen out of 89 entries submitted from 16 participating schools. Sabrina’s piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. A viewing reception for the submitted artwork was held on Tuesday, May 9th at Mary Collins Community Center in Miami Lakes, Florida. 


(L): Sabrina’s winning piece, “Abandonment” was done in acrylic paint. (R) Congressman Diaz-Balart addresses 2017 Congressional Art Competition participants and their families at the viewing reception.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as a way to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of the country’s youth. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide. Each spring a winner is selected from each Congressional District in the U.S.



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