Tenney Seeks Student Entries for Congressional Art Contest

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, announced the start of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition.

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors who live in the 22nd Congressional District.

Since 1982, the Congressional Art Competition has been held each spring to showcase talented art students from across the country.

Each member of Congress receives submissions from students in his district. Submissions will be judged by an expert panel comprised of residents from across the 22nd congressional district. The winning artwork will be displayed prominently in the United States Capitol for one year.

In 2021, 14 school districts in the 22nd District participated in the competition, with more than 50 works submitted. Last year’s winner, Gavin Schiavi of New Hartford, was recognized at an awards ceremony in Utica in July, along with the second, third and fourth winners.

Entries entered in the competition may measure up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may measure up to 4 inches in depth and must not weigh more than 15 pounds. If the artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and still must not measure more than the maximum dimensions above.

Acceptable mediums include: Paints: oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc. Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal. Collages (must be two-dimensional). Prints: lithographs, serigraphs, prints. Mixed technique: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor. Computer generated art. Photographs.

All artwork must be delivered to the Tenney office by Friday, April 22 and must be delivered in person to the Utica or Binghamton district offices during regular business hours. Utica’s office is located at 430 Court Street, Suite 102, Utica.

For questions, call Tenney’s office in Utica at 315-732-0713.

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