McMorris Honors Congressional Art Competition Winner

Dec 29, 2008


(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) today recognized Summer Demery of Clarkston, WA for winning the 2006 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. Her work “The Rose” will be displayed as part of the national student art exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.

“I am proud to have Summer’s artwork displayed in our nation’s capitol and represent Eastern Washington,” said McMorris. “This competition encourages the artistic talent of our youth and is a wonderful opportunity for young artists to have their work showcased for a national audience.”

Demery is a recent graduate of Clarkston High School, where she studied art under Mike Clay. “The Rose” was done in ballpoint pen ink, Demery’s preferred medium because of the detail it provides. She estimates that she went through over 8 pens to complete this piece of art.

Demery also designed her school’s 2006 yearbook cover and plans on pursing a career in art.

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