COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union High School junior Trevor Fuller came in first in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition hosted by Fourth District Rep. Paul Gosar. Fuller was announced as the winner in Wickenburg on April 29. He will receive a $6000 scholarship to Northern Arizona University.
“This year, I was inspired by the creativity and talent each submission displayed,” a statement from Gosar read.
Over 93 pieces were submitted to the contest and over 1375 ballots were cast in the online competition.
Fuller’s graphite pencil drawing titled “The Fuller Barn,” depicts its namesake. The piece will be on display at the Capitol for one year alongside other congressional district winners.
Fuller’s art teacher, Beth Detwiler, encourages all her students to enter exhibition opportunities for experience and confidence-building.
“Trevor is very skilled in the planning of his specific pieces. He is talented in his use of materials and composition. He gives great attention to the fine details in each piece of work,” Detwiler said.
Senior Levi Parker, another Mingus student winner, received honorable mention for his drawing, titled “Release.” He will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Mohave Community College.