Artwork, Columbia River

Christine Choi of Columbia River High School has been named the winner of the Southwest Washington Congressional Art Competition, hosted by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Her work, titled “Unity,” will be on display on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Boomerang Coffee Shop in downtown Vancouver. Choi also is invited to travel to Washington, D.C., in June when her artwork will be shown in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Jason Phelps is her art teacher.

“The artists of Southwest Washington always blow me away with their talent and creativity, and this year was no exception,” said Herrera Beutler in a release. “This year we had our largest number of submissions yet, leaving the judges with a very difficult decision to make. I hope folks will come and enjoy their work at the art showcase.”

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in Southwest Washington’s Third Congressional District.