Sam Houston senior winner of Congressional Art Competition

Published 8:58 am Sunday, May 15, 2022

U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, R-Louisiana, announced that Adisyn Estes, a senior at Sam Houston High School in Calcasieu Parish, is the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 3rd District.

The theme for this year’s competition was “America, Land that We Love.”

Estes’ artwork titled “Worth Fighting For” is an acrylic painting that uses an impasto technique to create contrast and texture. The piece depicts a father in the Armed Services greeting his son, who is holding an American Flag. Adisyn’s painting celebrates a soldier’s commitment to family and country. Her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of a national exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

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It is Estes’ second time representing Louisiana’s 3rd District in the national exhibit. She was also named the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

“Every year, I am impressed with the talent of South Louisiana’s young artists,” Higgins said. “Adisyn’s artwork is a beautiful and patriotic tribute to our military service members. She is a brilliant artist, and it’s an honor to have one of her pieces again representing Louisiana’s 3rd District in the U.S. Capitol.”