Glens Falls, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that Keely O’Connor of Carthage Central High School has won the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 21st District for her piece, The Beauty of a Cold Winter’s Day.

“I am thrilled to announce that Keely’s piece will be displayed for a full year at the U.S. Capitol, proudly representing the talent of our North Country artists,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The volume of amazing art that was submitted for this contest was overwhelming and I thank each and every student that participated. The North Country is a proud home to many gifted students and I look forward to continuing this competition next year.”

Keely’s art was one of four finalists selected by a committee from 59 total pieces of art submitted to Stefanik’s Glens Falls, Watertown and Plattsburgh district offices. In addition to having her work showcased at the Capitol, Keely will also have the opportunity to visit Washington for a reception in June. The other semi-finalists will have the opportunity to have their work showcased in Congresswoman Stefanik’s district offices for the next year. To view the semi-finalists, click here.