WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS10) — Representative Elise Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st District, has announced a call for high school student art pieces for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
The Republican congresswoman, who co-chairs the Arts Caucus in Congress, says the competition is part of her work to empower young people through artistic expression.
“This competition is an amazing opportunity for students to display their artistic prowess and creativity,” said Rep. Stefanik.
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in New York’s 21st District. The winner’s artwork will hang on display in the Unites States Capitol for the entire year.
Artwork entered in the contest must be original in execution, may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, 4 inches in depth and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. The artwork may be:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that
charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
• Collages: must be two dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
• Computer-generated art
Art submissions along with a Congressional release form must be submitted to one of Congresswoman Stefanik’s district office locations no later than April 26th, 2019. For a full list of rules, click here.