WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 21, the winner of Congressman Hank Johnson’s (GA-04) 2022 Congressional Art Competition, Christopher Ramos of Newton County, was honored in Washington, D.C. as part of a national reception to honor arts winners from across the country.
Ramos, a freshman from Newton High School now a rising sophomore, was recognized for his piece titled “bereavement.” Ramos was awarded the grand prize for the Fourth Congressional District, which is a $12,000 scholarship to the Savanah College of Art & Design (SCAD).
Ramos’s “bereavement” will be displayed in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., where it will hang with hundreds of other award winners from around the country for a year.
Each year, this national competition calls upon high school students of all backgrounds and skillsets to submit their art for the chance to showcase their winning pieces in their congressional district as well as in the U.S. Capitol. Participating students win scholarships and other prizes.
“I want to congratulate Christopher and his entire family for this tremendous honor – the scholarship of course but also that his work “bereavement,” which is going to be displayed here on Capitol Hill for the next year. He and his father, Francisco, are wonderful ambassadors for the Fourth District and I’m proud that they were honored in our nation’s capital in this way,”said Congressman Johnson.
This year’s Fourth District art competition saw a total of 34 submissions from across high schools in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton, and Gwinnett counties.
Art1: Fourth District 2022 Art Competition winner Christopher Ramos (far left) and his father, Francisco Ramos, view art hanging in the Capitol with members of Rep. Hank Johnson’s staff on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Art2: Christopher Ramos, the winner of Congressman Hank Johnson’s 2022 Congressional Art Competition, stands in front of his work “bereavement” on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. His artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Art3: Christopher Ramos and his father, Francisco Ramos, attend the 2022 Art Competition ceremony on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Art Competition committee.
Art5: Christopher and his father look at “bereavement” hanging in the U.S. Capitol.
Art6: Christopher and his father pose with “bereavement” hanging in the U.S. Capitol.
Art7: Christopher Ramos takes a picture of his winning piece “bereavement” hanging in the U.S. Capitol.
Photos by Laveeta Branche/Office of Congressman Johnson (GA-04)