Breaux Bridge teen honored in DC for Congressional Art Competition

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 18:40:39-04

Anna Wright, a junior from Breaux Bridge High School in St. Martin Parish, is in Washington D.C. for a special ceremony honoring the winners of Congressional Art Competition. Wright is the winner for Louisiana’s 3rd District.

Anna has 50% hearing loss, and her art, entitled “Isolation,” conveys deep emotions. Her piece depicts the American Sign Language sign for “sadness,” and a lone boat symbolizes the artist’s sense of isolation.

Anna’s artwork was declared the winner by a panel of artists and art professionals from South Louisiana. The art piece is displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside winning submissions from every congressional district for one year.

“We welcomed excellent participation in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, and the judges had a very difficult decision,” said Congressman Clay Higgins. “Anna is an amazing artist. Her poignant, moving charcoal drawing is a testament to her depth as a person and her skill as an artist. It’s an honor to have her artwork representing the 3rd District in the U.S. Capitol.”