Kirtland student wins art competition

By Daily Times staff
Andrew Scott, a Kirtland Central High School freshman, won this year’s Congressional Art Competition for his piece "Natives."

 FARMINGTON — A Kirtland Central High School freshman has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced in a press release last week that Andrew Scott won the contest for his entry, "Natives." The graphite drawing depicts a Native American man and woman in traditional dress.

The winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed for a year in an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

In the press release, Scott credited his grandmother for his interest in drawing, saying she taught him to draw nine years ago.

Luján congratulated Scott on winning the contest.

"I look forward to welcoming him to Washington, D.C., as we recognize the talent and creativity of all the nation’s winners," he said in a prepared statement. "His work will represent northern New Mexico as it is displayed in the Capitol for visitors from across the world to see."