Congressman Issa Congratulates Winner of 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Temecula, CA – Today, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-48) announced that Murrieta Canyon Academy senior Hallie Maronde is the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 48th District. Hallie’s winning entry is entitled “Sketchy Tune,” which was drawn using graphite pencils.

“We are eager to have Hallie’s art represent the 48th District in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Issa. “Her artistic talent produced a visually striking work, and I hope that it is viewed throughout our home region and in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be displayed for the next year.”

“Sketchy Tune” captures in vivid detail a barely visible violinist playing as the four-stringed instrument is held with the left side set on the chinrest and a bow is drawn across the strings.

Hallie’s art instructor is Christopher Napolitano.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school student art competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent throughout the country. Students from the 48th Congressional District submit entries for consideration and the winning entry is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Additionally, the winner is invited to a celebratory reception in Washington, D.C.