FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2010
KAGEN INVITES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION
Entries must be submitted no later than April 15, 2010 and selection of the piece that will represent the
“I encourage young people from throughout
The exhibition, “An Artistic Discovery,” will feature exceptional artwork from all 435 congressional districts. It was created in an effort to recognize the creative talents of young Americans.
Entries to the district-wide competition must be submitted to the Office of Congressman Steve Kagen,
The winning will hang in the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the United States Capitol building in
Pieces must be two-dimensional and can be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame and no more than four inches deep. A maximum weight of 15 pounds will be allowed.
Paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, drawings in pastel, colored pencil, charcoal, ink and marker, collages, lithographs, silkscreen, block prints, photography and computer- generated work will be accepted.
Each entry must be an original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate and
The final decision for Capitol exhibition will be made by a panel chaired by the Architect of the Capitol.
Kaitlyn Bacon from