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Bolles Seniors Win Congressional Art Competition
students pose next to artworks and awards with teacher

Bolles seniors Ashvatha Arun ’23 and Lars Jendruschewitz ’23 took home first and second place respectively in the 5th Congressional District Art Competition – a juried exhibition organized by the Office of U.S. Representative John Rutherford.

This year, the theme of the competition was “An Artistic Discovery,” and works from 18 Bolles students were featured. Exhibition organizers held a reception and awards ceremony on May 2 at the Florida State College of Jacksonville Deerwood Campus to recognize the winners and celebrate all 79 artworks featured.

Arun’s first-place acrylic painting “Eye of an Era” earned her an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C., a tour of the Capitol and an opportunity to attend the national reception for the Congressional Art Competition. Her artwork will also be on display in the National Congressional Art Show in the Capitol for a year beginning this June.

Jendruschewitz won a monetary prize for his second-place photograph “Spring Sunrise.” Both Jendruschewitz and Arun attended the May 2 reception along with upper school fine arts teacher Lily Kuonen and several peers and parents.

Congratulations to these artists for their incredible accomplishments! To view pictures from the reception, visit our online photo gallery.