Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen Invites Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

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March 12, 2010

KAGEN   INVITES  STUDENTS  TO  PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL  ART  COMPETITION

GREEN BAY, WI- Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. invites high school students from across Northeast Wisconsin to submit their work to the 30th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

Entries must be submitted no later than April 15, 2010 and selection of the piece that will represent the Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District will occur at a district-wide competition at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay on April 24, 2010.

“I encourage young people from throughout Northeast Wisconsin to showcase their talent,” Dr. Kagen said.  “Our student-artists are among the most gifted in the country and I’m excited to hold this competition and show off our best work to the nation.”

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, 700 E. Walnut St., Green Bay WI, 54301, no later than April 15, 2010. 

The winning will hang in the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. for a period of one year, and the remaining pieces will hang in the Neville Museum until June 6, 2010. 

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 U.S. copyright laws. Entries reproduced from existing photos, paintings, graphics, advertisements or other works will not be accepted. 

The Savannah College of Art & Design will award an Artistic Honors Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to all first-place winners. Students who receive this award may be eligible for higher scholarship consideration.  The winner and a guest will also be given two roundtrip tickets from Chicago-Midway to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Congressional Art Contest Dedication Ceremony on June 17, 2010 courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

The final decision for Capitol exhibition will be made by a panel chaired by the Architect of the Capitol.

Kaitlyn Bacon  from   Green Bay’s Preble High School  was the 2009 winner in the 8th Congressional District with her “Scene from the Cathedral.”

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