26th Annual Congressional Art Show

Montserrat Hosts Congressional High School Art Show

Elizabeth Claire Collins of Reading High School won the Grand Prize in the 26th Sixth District Congressional High School Art Competition. The annual event is hosted by Montserrat College of Art for Congressman Seth Moulton, and student winners are presented with certificates and scholarships for Montserrat’s Pre-College Summer Program.

The exhibit included 100 pieces from 25 different public and private high schools within the 6th District of Massachusetts, as well as home-schooled students. The exhibition was juried by artist and art educator Elyse Kotakis, artist and designer Brian Murphy, and Montserrat Director of Galleries Nathan Lewis.

A Message from Seth Moulton

Click here to see photos of the 2020 installation.

The Award Winners:

Elizabeth Claire Collins, Reading Memorial High School


Sofie Kvaavik, Marblehead High School

Serena McCarthy, Bishop Fenwick High School

Sydney Jean-Simon, Lynnfield High School


Amesbury High School, Lillian Newton
Beverly High School, Shannon Leftridge
Billerica High School, Angelina Fung
Georgetown High School, Alayah Shah
Gloucester High School, Julia Amero
Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, Maya O’Connor
Ipswich High School, Heavenlee Draper
Landmark School, Naomi Volpi
Lynn English High School, William Henriquez
Masconomet Regional High School, John Pedersen
Manchester Essex Regional High School, Ceci Masttendino
North Shore Academy, Olivia Donnelly
North Shore Education Consortium, Morgan Andrews
Newburyport High School, Spencer Grey
North Andover High School, Bryan Wu
North Reading Memorial High School, Griffin May
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Leah Salem
St. John’s Preparatory School, Yuzhe Tian
St. Mary’s High School, Tyler McCoy
Tewksbury Memorial High School, Abigail O’Keefe
Triton Regional High School, Arianna Stevens


Amesbury High School, Alexander Naughton
Bishop Fenwick High School, Corrinne Ahern
Georgetown High School, Aida De-Weese Boyd
Gloucester High School, Lila Hawkes
Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, Troy Hargrove
Lynnfield High, Mia Ichimura
Manchester Essex Regional High School, Isabella Lilly
Marblehead High School, Lexi Lappin
Masconomet Regional High School, Zephyr Hendrix
North Reading High School, Caitlin Joy
North Shore Academy, Doug MacCleod III
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Olivia Grabowski

Each winner will be presented with a citation from Congressman Moulton and varying levels of scholarships to Montserrat’s Summer Pre-College Program. Collins’ grand prize winning piece will be sent to Washington, DC where it will hang in the Capitol building for one year along with winners from other Congressional districts across the country. A ceremony to congratulate all the winners will be held in Washington, DC in June.