Congressional Art Competition

April 23, 2013

Monday April 29, 2013 - Saturday May 4, 2013

The Madison Arts Commission is proud to host Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district's Congressional Art Competition from April 29 through May 4. The Congressional Art Competition is a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country.

Mark Pocan's office invited high school students to submit their original artwork in the following categories: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. The following second district residents were selected for the independent judging panel: Theresa Abel (Owner, Artisan Gallery and Creamery Café, Paoli); Theresa Bezdecny - Owner, Nature's Easel (New Glarus); Henry Hawkins - Retired Art Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District (Madison); Lance Owens - Program Director, ARTworking (Madison); James Pearson - Curator, Beloit College Wright Museum of Art (Beloit).

"I am excited for this opportunity to recognize the immense talent of our young artists across the second district," Pocan said. "I encourage all young artists in the area to submit their work for consideration."

"I am also honored to announce the independent panel of artists, educators and experts who will judge the submissions - a distinguished group that represents the rich artistic landscape of south central Wisconsin."

The grand prize winner will be flown to Washington, D.C., in June for a reception honoring his or her artwork, which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year. The other three finalists will have their art displayed in the Congressman's D.C. and district offices.

  • Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator, (608) 261.9134
  • Samuel Lau, Communications Director Rep Mark Pocan, 202-225-2906