The Congressional Art Competition will be on display at The Trout Museum of Art May 6, 2017 through May 28, 2017. This exhibition features 62 works of art produced by high school students in Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Mike Gallagher. Representative High Schools include: Algoma High School, Appleton North High School, Appleton West High School, De Pere High School, East De Pere High School, Freedom High School, Kaukauna High School, Kimberly High School, Marion High School, New Holstein High School, Notre Dame Academy, Pulaski High School, Renaissance School for the Arts, St. Francis Xavier High School, and Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School. The artwork covers a range of media and subject matter, which collectively display diverse levels of talent and exceptional creativity.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors this nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.
Artwork will be available for pick up after the show closes at the Appleton or Green Bay congressional office, depending on where the student artist resides. Please contact Emma Buttke in Congressman Gallagher's office at 920-301-4500 with any questions.
Congratulations to all of the teachers and student artists!
A reception for participating artists, their families, and their teachers will take place at The Trout Museum of Art on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
If you have any questions regarding the Congressional Art Competition, please contact Emma Buttke in Congressman Gallagher's office at 920-301-4500.
1st Place: Jethro Medina (Appleton West High School), A Sister's Undying Love, Oil
2nd Place: Mandy Mathena (Renaissance School for the Arts), Beauty of the Broken, Charcoal
3rd Place: Katherine VadenHeurel (Notre Dame Academy), The Milky Way, Digital
4th Place: Shannon & Shaela Romenesko (Freedom High School), Ocean Voyage, Block Print
Nathan Anderson (Appleton North High School), Tree Pendant, Copper Wire
Ger Yang (Appleton North High School), Dragon, Metal Relief
Bobby Williams (Freedom High School), Machinehead, Pastel Pencils
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Museum will be closed from Saturday, April 21st through Thursday, May 3rd for exhibit installation.
Admission varies by Exhibit.