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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Announces Congressional Art Competition Gallery at Verona Public Library

Apr 21, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today announced this year’s Congressional Art Competition gallery at the Verona Public Library.  The gallery will be open to the public from April 21 to April 25, and display more than 30 pieces of art from high school students from across the Second Congressional District.

An event to celebrate the talent of the Second District’s student artists and announce the winners of the competition will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Verona Public Library (500 Silent St., Verona, WI, 53593). An independent panel of judges from around the district will select the winning pieces.

“I encourage everyone to enjoy the artistic talents of our high school students at the Verona Library this week,” Rep. Pocan said. “I am also honored to have such a passionate panel of artists, educators and experts judge the submissions – a distinguished group that represents the rich artistic landscape of south central Wisconsin.”

The following second district residents have been selected for the independent judging panel:

  • Connie Morrison & Steve SwagerleOwners, Stairway Studio Gallery (Mineral Point)
  • Toni Sikes Founder/CEO of The Art Commission (Madison)
  • Judy A. Spring Secretary of the Sauk County Art Association (Baraboo)
  • Karin Wolf Arts Program Administrator for the Madison Arts Commission Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development (Madison)

More information on the Congressional Art Competition and the panel of judges is available at