2010 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Steve Kagen MD is pleased to announce the 2010 Congressional Art Competition. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Art Caucus. The exhibition “An Artistic Discovery” will feature exceptional artwork from all 435 congressional districts.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students (grades 9 – 12) who reside in Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional district and attend school, are homeschooled or are enrolled in an art program. Entries must be designed in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Congressional Art Caucus. All entries must be submitted to a district office no later than, Thursday, April 15.

A district wide competition will be held late morning on Saturday, April 24 at the Neville Museum in Green Bay. The winner will be announced at a reception beginning around 11:30 am following the judging.

The winning piece will join winners of other Congressional districts throughout the United States and hang in the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C., for a period of one year. The remaining entries will hang in the Neville Museum until Sunday, June 6.

The winning artist and a guest will be invited to attend a Congressional reception to honor the 2010 student winners on June 17 in Washington D.C. The winner from Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional district will also be eligible to receive a scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

For more information regarding general guidelines, framing guidelines, and transporting your art work, contact Gail Garrity-Reed ([email protected] or 920.437.1954), Ashley Ramaker ([email protected] or 920.437.1954) or Amanda Deitrich ([email protected] or 920.380.0061).