Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

May 2, 2018
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) unveiled the winner of the 35th District’s 2018 Congressional Art Competition at an awards ceremony and exhibition at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. The winning piece, My Bedroom, by Ebony Chavez of Village Academy in the Pomona Unified School District, was selected out of 85 pieces submitted from 85 participants representing 6 high schools throughout the district.


“I congratulate Ebony on her winning artwork and look forward to seeing Pomona’s talent hanging in the halls of the U.S. Capitol,” said Torres. “It was inspiring to walk around the exhibition and reflect on the incredible skills these students possess at such a young age. It’s a reminder of the need to foster and promote the arts and to invest in arts education.”


Chavez’s winning still life piece took more than three weeks to finish, and completes her portfolio of still life paintings from high school. Her work will be on year-long display throughout the year in the U.S. Capitol Complex.


Winners were selected by a panel of expert judges who included Chaffey College Professor John Machado and Executive Director of the Ontario Museum of Art and History Michelle Sifuentes.