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. This 2021 Congressional Art Competition, hosted by Congressman Gallagher, provides an opportunity for students to display their work in a professional gallery setting and to participate in a juried art exhibition. The Trout Museum of Art is proud to feature artwork created in Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District.
Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide. All 50 states and nine U.S. territories participate in the competition. The winning works from each district are displayed for one year in the U.S. capitol.
Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners
1st Place | Edwin Ruvalcaba, Magic Crab
2nd Place | Eleanora Dane, Creativity
3rd Place | Taylor Morgan, Winter in Utah
Honorable Mention | Alana Welch, Gentle Giant
Honorable Mention | Megan Kleinheinz, Megan
Honorable Mention | Serena Scott, Depending on Scale