One of the education programs that the Maine Arts Commission assists with is the Congressional Arts Competition. This aim of this contest is to place student artwork from each Congressional district in the United States in Washington, D.C. Here in Maine we work with Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to find one piece of artwork from their districts to be a part of this show.
The work will go on show in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, beginning in June 2013. We are looking for examples of high quality two-dimensional art. The program recognizes the importance of student art on a grand scale.
Finalists and runners up, their families and art teachers will be invited to a reception at the Blaine House in Augusta where the selected students will be recognized for their work. The Blaine House event is the annual celebration that highlights the close partnership between the Maine Arts Commission and Maine’s Congressional offices. Both of Maine’s congressional representatives are highly enthusiastic about this program and strongly encourage their constituents to apply.
Full details of this opportunity can be found on our website.