Nationwide High School Visual Art Competition:2016 Congressional Art Competition

2016 Congressional High School Art Competition

Every year I travel to Washington, D.C., I have the honor to see some of the beautiful artwork displayed at the U.S. Capitol. It's obvious we have very talented youth. Having the opportunity to have their artwork showcased at the U.S. Capitol doesn't appear to be highly publicized, yet it is a great opportunity for our high school students. Many of our youth and parents aren't aware that there are ways for our young people to display their artwork; they have no idea what doors this can open. From what I've seen, if this opportunity was brought to the public eye in District 10, so many young artists could benefit.

 

I believe our youth should be positively engaged and have the advantage to take part in opportunities that are available to them. The passion of the fundamentals of art, artistic discovery and the outlet that art provides, are being eliminated from the educational process. I believe keeping our youth positively engaged keeps them actively searching for inspiration and out of trouble. I know this personally. As a young girl I had the privilege to play golf and be led by some of the most talented and successful golf players in the league, not realizing everyone in my community was not as fortunate. This was a huge part of my childhood, and as an adult I am ever so grateful that my grandmother worked so hard to ensure I could have the opportunities I had. I urge any high school student that is visually artistically talented, or their parent, to contact their U.S. Representative about the opportunity to enter the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

 

Winning entries are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. This is a nationwide congressional art competition where the winning entries will represent their district. The winning pieces are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Special thank you to the Congressional Institute and its members for sponsoring such an  inspiring opportunity for our youth.

 

 

 To find out more visit:How to Enter the 2016 Art Competition

To review the submission check list, requirements for students and parents visit: Click here to view Submission PDF.

 Artwork is not the property of Vote Jennifer GiGi For Congress and maybe subject to copyright and are displayed on http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/state/WA

Congressional Art Competition

2015 Winners from Washington

District 1

Hon. Suzan K. DelBene

Little Sister

Little Sister

by Kaylie West

 

District 3

Hon. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Childhood Friends

Childhood Friends

by Keaton Bruce

District 4

Hon. Dan Newhouse

Liberty

Liberty

by Katherine Patterson

District 5

Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Madonna of the Garden

Madonna of the Garden

by Savannah Judd

District 6

Hon. Derek Kilmer

ICW-CD1996 (Self-Portrait)

ICW-CD1996 (Self-Portrait)

by Ian Wheelock

District 7

Hon. Jim McDermott

Diverging Penumbra

Diverging Penumbra

by Claire Nelson

 

District 8

Hon. David G. Reichert

Oh, Honey!

Oh, Honey!

by Katherine Lasko

District 9

Hon. Adam Smith

Inheritance

Inheritance

by Yoon Jung Choi

 

District 10

Hon. Denny Heck

Unveiled Olmpia

Unveiled Olmpia

by Iris Han

 

 


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  • Elect Jennifer Ferguson posted about 2016 Congressional Art Competition on Elect Jennifer Ferguson's Facebook page 2016-03-30 19:50:45 -0700
    Reminder: There is still time for High School students to submit their art work to enter the the Congressional Art Competition. It's a great opportunity for our talented youth to share their passions and view of the world. Contest winners will have the opportunity to represent their Congressional District and have their art work showcased at the U.S Capitol! Click here for details and see last years winners!
  • Elect Jennifer Ferguson posted about 2016 Congressional Art Competition on Elect Jennifer Ferguson's Facebook page 2016-03-12 16:56:22 -0800
    Nationwide High School Visual Art Competition:2016 Congressional Art Competition
  • Elect Jennifer Ferguson posted about 2016 Congressional Art Competition on Elect Jennifer Ferguson's Facebook page 2016-03-12 16:56:07 -0800
    Nationwide High School Visual Art Competition:2016 Congressional Art Competition