Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced Daniela Vigil, a graduating senior at Mission Continuation High School, as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.
“Every year San Fernando Valley students submit works of art that are as inspiring as they are impressive,” said Congressman Cárdenas. “I’d like to congratulate our winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, Daniela Vigil, for her piece ‘In Youth We Trust.’ Her artwork is already hanging
in the halls of Congress and inspiring countless visitors from across the country.”
Daniela’s painting, “In Youth We Trust,” conveys the innocence of childhood as well as the struggles Latina girls face in their households. Latinas are often expected to mature quickly and take on roles that cause them to miss out on their childhoods. The teddy bear in the painting represents innocence, and the way the subject is holding the teddy bear represents the responsibilities she now holds.
As the winner in California’s 29th Congressional District, Daniela visited Washington, D.C. to see her artwork displayed in the Capitol and received $1000.