Dixon High School, was awarded Special Merit Recognition in the annual Congressional High School Art Competition, sponsored by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA).Aaron Dilts, an 11th grade student at
Aaron won for his "White House at Midnight", a duct tape work of art.
At the awards event held today -- Thursday -- in Davis, several artists and their teachers and parents were in attendance.
This year’s first place winner was Abby deVarennes, a 10th grade student from Da Vinci Charter Academy in Davis, for her pen and ink work, “My Lady.”
Along with Aaron's, the other pieces earning Special Merit Recognition were: “Rusting Away,” a scratchboard piece by Luis Martinez, a 12th grade student at Fairfield High School; “I Am Not a Terrorist,” a silk screen and acrylic piece by Lauren Owens, a 12th grade student at DaVinci Charter Academy; and “Thoughts,” a prismacolor piece by Javier Valencia, a 12th grade student at Woodland High School.
The art awards were held in conjunction with Garamendi' district office open house in Davis.