Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Competition, formerly known as the Congressional Art Competition, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Competition is open to all high school students in the Sixth District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
The Artistic Discovery Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. Submissions for the 2017 Wisconsin's 6th District Artistic Discovery Competition may be delivered or mailed to my district office on or before April 12, 2017. There will be an exhibit of submitted art at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts from April 18-May 1, and will include a special reception for the artists, their teachers and families on Sunday, April 30.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please submit the following form.