Rep. Katko Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

May 3, 2018
Press Release

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced Joan Hodges, a senior at Union Springs High School in Cayuga County, as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 24th Congressional District.  Her piece, titled, “Backseat,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

“Each year, my office receives a number of remarkable pieces of artwork from talented artists from all over Central New York,” said Rep. John Katko. “I am proud to announce Joan Hodges from Cayuga has been named this year’s winner. Joan is an extremely talented artist, and I look forward to seeing her artwork each day that I walk to the Capitol.”

Congressman Katko’s Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego, and Lyons offices received many unique and creative entries from students in the 24th District.  The winning piece of artwork was selected by a panel of esteemed judges from across NY-24.  Winners of the Congressional Art Competition are invited to travel to Washington for a reception in June.

Yesterday, Representative Katko met with Joan, her parents, and her art teacher at his district office in Syracuse.