Belleville, IL—Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, Mariposa/by Eva Weber of Freeburg Community High School. Selected by an independent judge, Eva’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

“Congratulations to Eva Weber of Freeburg for winning this year’s competition,” said Bost. “We had many pieces of artwork submitted by high school students from across Southern Illinois. Each talented student submitted their own vision of ‘Nature Near Us—Local Green Spaces.’ The results were amazing.  We commend Eva and every other student for their participation and for letting Southern Illinois’ talent really shine.”

12th District residents can visit the 2019 Congressional Art Competition “Fan Favorite” photo album at to select their favorite piece of art.