April 27, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Announces Winner of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Oceanside, CA– Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that La Costa Canyon High School student Clementine Thompson, with her piece titled California Cars, is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 49th Congressional District.  

Additionally, Rep. Levin announced that La Costa Canyon High School student Angelina Ciampi, with her piece titled First Light won second place; Oceanside High School student Joaquin Lagunas, with his piece titled One Way Out won third place; Oceanside High School student Santiago Vega, with his piece titled Of a Man received the most votes on Rep. Levin’s Facebook page to be the fan favorite.

Each year, high school students across the nation compete for an opportunity to display their artwork in the United States Capitol alongside winners from other Congressional Districts. This year, Rep. Levin’s District had a total of 127 submissions from students at Oceanside High School, Carlsbad High School, Rancho Buena Vista High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Santa Fe Christian School, El Camino High School, and Pacific Ridge School. The top three winners will receive cash prizes. 

Twelve other students were awarded Honorable Mentions, including: 

Cormac Smedley and Charli Kolb from Oceanside High School; Violet Britton, Paloma Pernice, and Stephanie Hernandez from Carlsbad High School; Paisley Kinnon from Rancho Buena Vista High School; Victoria Allison from La Costa Canyon High School; Eden Stambaugh from Santa Fe Christian School; Alexander Duong from El Camino High School; and Katherine Stickney, Jaida McCullough, and Brianna Kristol from Pacific Ridge School.

All sixteen pieces of art honored in this year’s competition will be on display at the Oceanside Museum of Art from April 23 to May 22, 2022. 

“The quality and quantity of artwork submitted for this year’s Congressional Art Competition shows how many outstanding young artists there are in our region, and I am proud to recognize their work,” said Rep. Levin. “I want to thank Oceanside Museum of Art Executive Director Maria Mingalone for leading the judging committee and organizing the winning art to be hung in the Museum for everyone in the community to enjoy. I’m incredibly grateful for all of the student artists, teachers, and judges who made the competition possible, and I look forward to showing off Clementine’s ‘California Cars’ piece in the U.S. Capitol Building later this year.” 

This year, the panel of judges included Maria Mingalone of the Oceanside Museum of Art; Zach Cordner, Co-Founder and Photography Editor of The Osider Magazine; and Marcelo Olvera, Oceanside Cinematographer. 

The cash prizes for the top three winners were provided by Rick Stein of Arts Orange County. 

To see a full gallery of artwork submissions,?click here