Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
For the second year, Congressman Harley Rouda will host the Congressional Institute's Art Competition for California's 48th District. This year's competition will be held entirely online – all artwork will be photographed and submitted electronically, as well as a Virtual Art Gallery.
High school students (grades 9-12) can submit entries to Representative Rouda's District Office via email, and panels of district artists will work to select the winning entries. Winners will be recognized virtually through Facebook Live and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, later in the year. The winning works will also be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
The 2020 Congressional Art Competition has concluded for the Office of Congressman Harley Rouda. Please check back at a later date for more updated information regarding the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.
Congratulations to California's 48th District 2020 winner, Alex Tan! Alex's piece, Metamorpheus, will be on display in the halls connecting Congressional offices for the length of one calendar year and will be announced at a later date. We would also like to congratulate our 2nd place winner Sage Kessler and 3rd place winner Charlie Bessos on their achievements. The top three students were the recipients of prize money donated by Regional Vice President Richard Porras on behalf of AT&T. All partners were crucial in making this evening a success, and we could not have done it without their support!
I would like to extend a sincere congratulation to our competitors in our 2020 competition, and I look forward to highlighting your talent again in 2021!
Congratulations to California's 48th District 2019 winner, Remi Frolichman! Remi's piece, Firenze, has been on display in the halls connecting Congressional offices since July 24th, 2019. We would also like to congratulate our 2nd place winner Charles Besso and 3rd place winner Faith Reihm on their achievements. The top three students were the recipients of prize money donated by Regional Vice President Richard Porras on behalf of AT&T. Not only did all participants in the program have a chance for their pieces to be displayed at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, but all pieces were also on display at the non-profit, Furnishing Hope, in Newport Beach. All partners were crucial in making this evening a success, and we could not have done it without their support!
For more information:
Call: District Office (714) 960-6483