Oberstar calls for entries in Congressional Art ContestWashington DC - An aspiring young artist from Northeast Minnesota will be selected to exhibit his or her work in Washington DC.
Washington DC - An aspiring young artist from Northeast Minnesota will
be selected to exhibit his or her work in Washington DC. Congressman Jim Oberstar announces a call for entries in the 2010 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is an annual event sponsored
by members of the U.S. House of Representatives through the
Congressional Art Caucus.
"The most difficult part of this competition is selecting just one piece
to display in Washington DC," said Oberstar. "Every artwork that is
entered is created with a unique viewpoint on life in Minnesota."
Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to compete with their peers from
across the 8th Congressional District for a chance to have their artwork
displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol, alongside artwork
from every congressional district around the country.
Qualifying artwork ranges from photographs, paintings, drawing, computer
generated artwork, collage, prints, or a mix of these mediums. The
competition will be held in Minnesota in the spring of 2010. The winning
artwork will be brought to the U.S. Capitol where it will be displayed
for one year before being returned to the student.
Students interested in competing should talk with their high school art
teachers. Additional information is also available at