NEWSBRIEF: Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District in Washington, D.C., invites high school students in the 4th Congressional District to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Submissions are due Monday, April 15, by 5 p.m. CT.

“Minnesota is a national arts leader, and I am excited to recognize the talent and creativity of the 4th District’s young artists through the 2019 Congressional Arts Competition,” McCollum said. “I hope that many students will participate, and I look forward to seeing the winner’s work displayed in the U.S. Capitol.”

The contest is open to all high school students either attending school or residing in the 4th Congressional District. In addition to the display of their artwork in the U.S. Capitol, the winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D. C. to attend the exhibit opening in June. Runners-up will be displayed in Congresswoman McCollum’s offices in St. Paul and in Washington, D. C.

Entries may be mailed to or dropped off at McCollum’s St. Paul office, located at 661 LaSalle St, Suite 110, St. Paul, MN 55114. Only one submission per student is allowed.

This year, the artwork of all students participating in the Congressional Art Competition will be displayed as part of the 2019 Spring St. Paul Art Crawl presented by the St. Paul Art Collective. The Congressional Art Competition show will run April 26-28 in the Pig’s Eye Gallery of the Schmidt Artist Lofts, 900 Seventh St. W., in St. Paul.

To learn more, view the complete rules, and download entry forms, please visit mccollum.house.gov/art-competition-2019. Teachers and students are encouraged to contact Congresswoman McCollum’s office at 651-224-9191 with any questions.

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