Bishop Pearsoll, Congressional Art Winner!

Bishop Pearsoll, Congressional Art Competition Winner!
Posted on 05/11/2018
Bishop Pearsall's photograph, A Broken Branch has been selected by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee as this years Congressional Art Competition winner for our congressional district! 
Bishop will be receiving two round trip tickets to Washington DC to attend the Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony and his Image will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year! 
Bishop describes his powerful photograph with the following statement:
"This piece is quite simplistic but carries a very real message, being composed only of a man of color and an American flag it pays homage to the original concept of justice being "blind". This is a depiction of reality, where justice is not blind, but rather an American illusion that blinds those who are not privileged enough to receive it. In modern American society, people of color live their lives by a flag that will not protect them nor their rights, consistently blinded by the illusion of American freedom."

Each spring, the Congressional Institutesponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.