Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.


All high school art students of the 7th Congressional District are cordially invited to participate in our Annual Congressional Art Competition. The top art piece will be eligible to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol building for one year with the artist and a family member invited to the Annual Congressional Art Show reception held in June in Washington, DC. Additionally, the top few pieces will receive a prize.

May 3rd, my office held a reception to view all the submissions and honor this year’s winners. A big thank you to all the students and their supportive teachers for helping make this year's art show a success!


First Place: Gabriel Messa (Golden High School, 12th Grade)

Artwork: “A Significant Historical Event” (oil paint, copic markers, resin and wood)


Second Place: Katrina Karo (Golden High School, 12th Grade)
Artwork: “Fade” (colored pencil and markers)



Third Place: Davis Christensen (Golden High School, 12th Grade)
Artwork: “Return to the Stars" (colored pencil)


Please contact Hannah Mullen in our District Office with questions at (303) 274-7944 or email at hannah.mullen@mail.house.gov.

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