Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of ILLINOIS
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Rep. Robin Kelly Sponsors Congressional Art Contest for High School Students

Feb 19, 2016
Press Release

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly is sponsoring the annual Congressional Art Competition open to high school students residing or attending a school within the Second Congressional District.

The winner will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony this summer in Washington D.C., where his or her artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The artwork of second- and third-place winners will be displayed in Rep. Kelly’s district offices.

Students may submit their artwork from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Congresswoman Kelly’s Matteson Office, located at 600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505; at the Chicago Office, 9200 South Commercial Avenue, Suite 415; or to the satellite office located on the lower level of Kankakee City Hall. Please call Alan Banks at (708) 679-0078 to arrange a drop-off time. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Artwork must be two dimensional, framed no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” and can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photographs, computer generated art, or mixed media.  All artwork must be original. Contest entry rules can be found at http://robinkelly.house.gov/services/art-competition.

Congresswoman Kelly will host a reception where she will announce the winner and runners-up on April 9, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery at South Suburban College, 15800 State Street, South Holland. For more information, call Alan Banks at (708) 679-0078.

The high school art competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 to acknowledge and support the artistic talent of America’s young adults.

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