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Congressional Art Competition

Elizabeth Maldonado, Girl in Bloom. Mix media on paper, 26 1/2” x 23”. Parkland High School. Courtesy of the Artist.

Congressional Art Competition
May 1 - August 31

Ginger Francis Seminar Room

The El Paso Museum of Art is proud to exhibit the esteemed Congressional Art Competition, featuring the remarkable talents of emerging artists from across the 16th Congressional District in Texas represented by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar. Beginning in 1982, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor this nation-wide high school arts competition to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the district. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and a panel of judges select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The overall winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

This exhibition celebrates the power of artistic expression as a reflection of our collective identity, highlighting the unique perspectives and voices of the talented individuals residing in the 16th Congressional District of Texas. Through various mediums and styles, these artworks serve as a testament to the depth of creativity that exists within our communities, demonstrating the ability of art to transcend boundaries and unite us in shared experiences.

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