Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rouzer announced Jocelyn Artman, an 11th grade student of Topsail High School, the winner of the NC-07 Art Competition.  Artman’s entry, entitled “Hidden History,” is a depiction of a post-World War II Watch Tower used for missile testing located in Surf City, North Carolina using water color and acrylic paints.  Artman’s artwork demonstrated and reflected this year’s Art Competition theme, “What I Love Most About North Carolina.”

“It is an honor to announce Topsail High’s Jocelyn Artman as the winner of the 2017 Art Competition,” said Rep. David Rouzer. “Jocelyn’s artistic talent is inspiring and she is well-deserving of this once in a lifetime opportunity.  Every time I go to the House floor to vote, I will see Jocelyn’s entry which serves as a constant reminder of the impressive talent and creativity fostered throughout North Carolina.”

Winners are presented with two round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s capital and attend an exclusive reception inside the U.S. Capitol honoring the country’s winners courtesy of Southwest Airlines.  Artman’s art will be on display for eleven months in the Capitol tunnel which is seen by thousands of visitors from across the country, Congressional staffers and members of Congress.

This year’s NC-07 Art Competition theme was, “What I Love About North Carolina.”




Jocelyn Artman’s winning entry, “Hidden History.”