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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

May 5, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that Simon Beier of Lenape Home School in Brick, has won the Third Congressional District Congressional Art Competition in Washington, DC. Students in the Third Congressional District were invited to submit original artwork in the annual Congressional Art Competition for a chance to have their piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
"Congratulations to Simon Beier for winning this year's Congressional Art Competition in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District," said Congressman MacArthur. “This year’s Congressional Art Competition was a wonderful showcase of the talent and creativity in South Jersey. Every participant should be proud of their work. And as Members of Congress and visitors walk to the Capitol in DC, Simon’s work will surely be the best one showcased.” 

Simon Beier is a high school senior at Lenape Home School in Brick, New Jersey. Beier has lived on the creek for the last twenty years and has enjoyed seeing the diverse wildlife – “On a sunny day in September of last year, I took a picture of a blue heron searching for dinner in our ‘backyard,’ and I decided the heron would make a perfect painting,” said Simon Beier.