Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. The overall 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 nationwide.
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches in height by 26 inches in width by 4 inches in depth (including the frame). The artwork 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. Please review the official guidelines for more information. All submissions must be delivered to a District Office or approved drop off location by May 18, 2020 and accompanied by a completed Student Release/Entry Form.
The Congressional Art 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.
If you would like further information, please contact our Eureka District office at (707) 407-3585.
Overall winner and Mendocino County winner:
Diya Patel, Trapped (digital photograph), Ukiah High School, from Ukiah, Grade 11
Marin County winner:
Sabine Fuchs, Yes We Can! (acrylic on paper), The Locust School (homeschooled), from Ross, Grade 9
Sonoma County Winner:
Teresa Liang, A Drop of Life (oil painting), Maria Carrillo High School, from Petaluma, Grade 11
Humboldt County Winner:
Louie Marak, An Internal Effect (pen, pencil, and collage), Six Rivers Charter High School, from Eureka, Grade 9