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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Announces Congressional Art Competition

Apr 16, 2013
Press Release
Invites District Students to Participate

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced that his office is accepting submissions for the Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest that showcases the best student art from around the country. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26th.

“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.”

Pocan invites students to submit their original artwork in the following categories: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. The panel of judges will select the winning pieces. 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.

The following second district residents have been 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)

The artwork may be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4”, including the frame. If you would like more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please visit the Congressman’s website. The art will be displayed from Monday, April 29th to Saturday, May 4th in the Madison Municipal Building.