New York’s 19th District

Congressional Art Competition Winner 

Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the winner of New York 19’s Congressional Art Competition as Eden Palmer of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Staatsburg, NY.

Eden’s work is named ‘Diversity’ and is an oil on canvas with stitched beadwork.

“Eden’s work is a reflection of all the great artists living in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “Her work will be seen by tens of thousands of visitors who make their way through the U.S. Capitol during the next year. Congratulations to her on this accomplishment and I know there are big things ahead in her future.”

Two local artists, Julian Santos Solomon and Emily Glascott, judged submissions and picked the winning work.

Eden will be invited to Washington D.C. to take part in a winner’s reception and other activities. Southwest Airlines will be providing two complimentary airline tickets to Eden and her chaperone. Further details on these events will be available at a later date.

Biographies as provided

Julia Santos Solomon is a highly successful interdisciplinary, contemporary Dominican artist. A true pioneer, her vision shaped generations of successful LatinX Dominican artists as a founding member of the Altos de Chavon School of Design. She taught at Parsons School of Design in NY and Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Santos Solomon’s art making is fueled by cultural heritage, transforming a personal narrative into the universal for the next generation. Her art is represented in the permanent collections at the Latin Art Museum, The Hudson River Museum, Indiana University in Pennsylvania Museum, Museo de Arte Moderno, and the Altos de Chavon Foundation.

Emily Glascott is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of Kingston, NY. Glascott grew up on Long Island, and moved to the Hudson Valley in 2012. She earned her BFA Printmaking degree at SUNY New Paltz with a minor in Art History. Her BFA Thesis Exhibition was shown at the Samuel Dorksy Museum of Art, and her other works have been shown at ArtBar Gallery in Kingston, NY, as well as Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, NY. A two-time participant in Open Portfolio at Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Glascott now works as an Assistant to professional artists.