Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa


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King Announces 4th District Winner of Congressional Art Competition

Jun 1, 2018
Press Release

Josh Heather of Onawa will have his artwork, “Iowa Farm,” displayed in U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that Josh Heather of Onawa has been selected as this year’s winner to represent Iowa’s 4th Congressional District in the Congressional Art Competition. Heather, whose artwork is entitled “Iowa Farm,” submitted a visually striking black and white print of an Iowa farmstead on linoleum block, a challenging medium with which to work. Heather’s winning entry is pictured below.

“I am always astounded by the enormous amount of young, artistic talent that we have in the 4th District, and I appreciate the efforts of everyone who entered the competition,” said King. “Choosing a winner was not an easy task, but Josh Heather’s ‘Iowa Farm’ stood out because of its Iowa-themed content and because of the intricacy and detail it contains. I congratulate Josh, and I look forward to seeing his artwork hanging on display in the U.S. Capitol.”


“Iowa Farm” by Josh Heather

Each year, the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is sponsored by Members of the United States House of Representatives through the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in each Member’s congressional district. This competition is open to all high-school students and the winner’s art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The 4th District winner, along with one guest, will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional celebration courtesy of Southwest Airlines.


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