Congressional Art Competition Student Winner Announced

May 20, 2019
Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn. – The Office of Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) announces the student winner for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Tyler Quitmeyer of Austin won with a colored pencil portrait titled, “All American.” Quitmeyer’s artwork depicts a portrait of a man wearing a denim jacket with pins representing each state in the nation. Quitmeyer is a senior at Austin Senior High. His art teacher is Jake Levisen.

Quitmeyer’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. He also will receive two round trip airline tickets to Washington for a national reception in June honoring winners in the Congressional Art Competition. 

“Congratulations to Tyler for his excellent piece of patriotic artwork that will hang in the U.S. Capitol,” said Hagedorn. “I’m grateful to him and all the students who submitted pieces for sharing their artistic talents. I wish Tyler and all the students the very best in their future educational endeavors.” 

winning piece art competition man with state buttons on demin shirt

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.