Congressman Tim Ryan Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 1, 2016 Issues: Education

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” This nationwide art competition gives local students an opportunity to showcase their talent, and a chance to have their entry hang as part of an eleven month exhibit in the Cannon Tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The 13th Congressional District Art Competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in the 13th Congressional District.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for our local students to participate on a national stage, and have their artwork seen by thousands of people,” said Congressman Ryan. “In our complex world the arts are often overshadowed by issued deemed to be more pressing, but it is important to maintain a strong relationship with our arts communities, and this competition reaffirms that importance in our daily lives.”  

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated at the local level. This year the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown will host the 2016 13th Congressional District Art Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 14th at 10:30a.m. In addition, the winning artist will be invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception to be held in the Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C. in June. After the local contest, the Best of Show artwork will hang in the Capitol Tunnel in Washington, D.C., and the 1st place winner’s artwork will hang in our Washington, D.C. office, Longworth HOB 1421.

All artwork must be submitted either to Congressman Ryan’s Warren or Youngstown offices by 4p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th. We will accept art pieces at the Akron office on Wednesday, April 20th from 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Lemke at (330) 740-0193 or Samanta.Lemke@mail.house.gov.