Phuong Nguyen of Carrollton wins the 2013 Congressional Art Competition

Southlake, TX – On Sunday, April 28th, at the Art in the Square festival in Southlake, Phuong Nguyen of Carrollton won the Congressional Art Competition. She is an 11th grade student at Newman Smith High School of Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.

“I would like to congratulate Phuong on this achievement,” said Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24). “Phuong competed with over 200 pieces of artwork from the 24th Congressional District that were entered into the contest.  While there were many amazing pieces submitted from students across the district, Phuong’s work is truly outstanding.”

Phuong Nguyen‘s painting, entitled The Woods at the Manske, exemplified both creativity and skill.  She used acrylic paint on plywood instead of a canvas.  Using the flow of the grain and the color of the wood, Nguyen created a beautiful autumn scene of a pond at dusk.

As the winner of the 24th Congressional District Art Competition, Phuong Nguyen’s painting will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year along with the winners from Congressional Districts throughout the country. Ms. Nguyen and a guest will travel to Washington for an annual awards ceremony at a date to be determined.