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McCollum Announces Winners of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Betty McCollum has announced the winners of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District:  

The first place winner is Karin Hoyt of Mounds View High School, for her oil on canvas piece entitled “Honeycrisp.” In second place is Roseville Area High School’s Malia Tombaga, for her watercolor and colored pencil piece entitled “Experience the Ocean (a self-portrait).” And Abigail McNeil of Irondale Senior High School took third place for her piece “Up North,” an oil on canvas.

Hoyt’s first place work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from across the U.S. Tombaga’s work will be displayed in Congresswoman McCollum’s Washington, D.C. office, and Abigail McNeil’s piece will hang in the congresswoman’s Saint Paul office. The competition was open to Fourth District high school students and attracted dozens of entries which were displayed during the 2024 Saint Paul Spring Art Crawl. The winners were announced during a recognition evening last week at the Schmidt Artist Lofts in Saint Paul.

All 2024 entries can be viewed at

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