Clarke announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on Monday announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

“Each year, Brooklyn students have the opportunity to submit original artwork into a nationwide competition,” said Clarke, Democratic representative for the 9th Congressional District. “The winning artwork is displayed in the halls of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

She said, each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to promote artistic expression in each congressional district.

Clarke her office is now accepting artwork for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

“The Congressional Art Competition is one of my favorite activities each year. It gives students in the Ninth Congressional District an opportunity to express themselves and share their unique creative visions with friends, family and their community,” she said.

“Brooklyn is home to several renowned artists, such as Ruth Abrams, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Marion Greenwood; and, to this day, remains a cultural capital for contemporary artists,” she added.

“I believe the next generation of skilled artists are right here in Brooklyn,” Clarke continued. “I encourage every student to participate in this year’s art competition, and I look forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

Artwork will be accepted until May 2, 2018. For more details, visit Clarke.house.gov; or contact Reginald Belon, District Representative, at (718) 287-1142.

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