Calling All Young Artists

Congresswoman Nita Lowey



For as long as I can remember, once a year, a budding teenage artist gets to show his or her talent in Washington, DC as a guest of Congresswoman Nita Lowey. That’s because as busy as she always is representing the 17th Congressional District, she always shines a light on the folks back home. This year, as in the past, her office will participate in the Congressional Arts Competition. It’s a fun idea in which the House of Representatives sponsors one high-school student artist’s work from each Congressional district that participates to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Now, that’s not a bad line item for your college application, resume or Instagram story. Unfortunately, for those preparing to replace Thomas Crawford’s “Statue of Freedom” which tops the Capitol Dome, the guidelines state that the work is to be two-dimensional. To apply, you must be a high-school student that resides in the 17th Congressional District and all entries must be submitted to Representative Nita Lowey’s district offices by Monday, April 29th, 2019. If you are not in the 17th district, despair not, you can still go to the website to see if your representative is participating. For more info on the Congressional Arts Competition, click here.

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