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Arts Engage ME

February 27, 2019

Cultural Sector Network Meeting

Folks traveled from all parts of Maine for the Cultural Sector Network Meeting earlier this week. Maine Arts Commission Executive Director Julie Richard provided a presentation on the state budget which included how the Arts Commission is funded.

Nina Ozlu Tunceli

Traveling from DC for the meeting was the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Arts Action Fund, Nina Ozlu Tunnel provided an update on the federal budget.

Special guest Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was present to provide the Congressional outlook. Those attending joined in celebrating the congresswoman’s role as the Co-Chair of the House Congressional Arts Caucus.

Also in attendance and speaking were staff from Senator Collins and Senator King’s offices.

Everyone is looking forward to Arts & Culture Day planned for the State House on April 22. If you’re interested in participating please contact the Maine Arts Commission.

 

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In Today’s News

April 20, 2018

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Some great news for Maine arts!– Maine’s Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is named Co-Chair of the The Congressional Arts Caucus. Maine now has two of its congressional delegation representing the arts: U.S. Senator Susan Collins in the Senate, and Chellie Pingreein the House.
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MMEA Leadership Does DC

June 30, 2015

Visiting the Maine delegation

The leadership of the Maine Music Educators Association were in Washington, DC last week representing the professional organization in meetings with NAfME. Their week started with visits to the offices of Representative Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree. And, they met with Senator Susan Collins and Angus King. They did a great job of advocating and were pleased with the responses.

MMEA President-Elect Sue Barre, President Pamela Kinsey, Senator Collins, and Past-President Sam Moore-Young

MMEA President-Elect Sue Barre, President Pamela Kinsey, Senator Collins, and Past-President Sam Moore-Young

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Congrats Student Artists!

May 2, 2015

Congressional Art Awards

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 700,000 high school students have competed for the honor of having their work shown in the U.S. Capitol.

The competition is open to all high school students. The overall winner of each participating district will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for the entire year, beginning in June. In addition, winners will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the official opening of the show in June.

Congratulations to the following students who are being honored this year, 2015

  DISTRICT ONE

   DISTRICT TWO

   WINNER
    WINNER
 
   Self Portrait  acrylic     The Widow  white charcoal
   Djordje Jevtic
   Grade 12, Scarborough High School
   Art Teacher: Erin Landry-Fowler 
    Liam Reading

    Grade 12, Bangor High School
    Art Teacher: Kal Elmore
   FIRST RUNNER UP     FIRST RUNNER UP
 
   Self Portrait  graphite     Airport  ink pen
   Anna Kinee
   Grade 12, Brunswick High School

   Art Teacher: Allison Price

    Youjin Choi
    Grade 11, Foxcroft Academy

    Art Teacher: Jane Blay

    SECOND RUNNER UP     SECOND RUNNER UP
   
    After the Music is Over  charcoal     Mirror’s Reflection  charcoal
    Olivia Potter

    Grade 10, Morse High School

    Art Teacher: Heather Monsen

    Maxwell Clarrage
    Grade 11, Lewiston High School

    Art Teacher: Nathaniel Meyer

    HONORABLE MENTION     HONORABLE MENTION
   
    Living in a Bottle  photography     Inside the Yellow Room  gouache
    Kailey Coleman

    Grade 12, Noble High School

    Art Teacher: Ginny Vakalis

    Jingfei Zhou

    Grade 12, Gould Academy

    Art Teacher: Lauren Head

    HONORABLE MENTION     HONORABLE MENTION
   
    Lips  acrylic     Pores  photography
    Haleigh McKechnie

    Grade 12, Thornton Academy

    Art Teacher: Jennifer Merry

    Riley Hemmings

    Grade 11, Hebron Academy

    Art Teacher: Jeanine Eschenbach

    HONORABLE MENTION     HONORABLE MENTION
   
    The Bermuda Triangle  digital      Menenius  digital 
    Lily Munro

    Grade 10, Brunswick High School

    Art Teacher: Colleen Kearney-Graffam

    Meghan McDunnah

    Grade 12, Mount Desert Island High School

    Art Teacher: Charlie Johnson

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Congressman Bruce Poliquin  are delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Congressional Arts Awards in Maine’s Congressional districts.

Pingree congratulates Djordje Jevtic, an exchange student from Belgrade, Serbia, who is attending Scarborough High School, for his winning artwork, “Self Portrait,” a distinctive work in acrylic.

“I’m always amazed by the quality of work that Maine students submit to this competition,” said Pingree. “I’m excited that Djordje’s work will represent our state at the Capitol—it shows a lot of talent. Winning the competition should be a great memory of Maine for him to bring back home,” “My thanks and congratulations go to all the students who participated this year, the art teachers who inspire them, and the Maine Arts Commission for coordinating this wonderful event. ”

Poliquin acknowledged Liam Reading, a senior at Bangor High School, as this year’s winner for Maine’s Second District for his white charcoal piece, “The Widow.”

“I continue to be amazed by the extraordinary talent and work of our Maine high school students,” said Poliquin. “Congratulations to Liam, and everyone who entered the competition, for sharing their artistic gifts.”

For information about the Congressional Art Competition please contact Julie Horn at the Maine Arts Commission, at 207-287-2790 or julie.horn@maine.gov

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Artwork at the Capitol in DC

May 14, 2014

Congressional Art Awards announced

Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Congressional Arts Awards in Maine’s Congressional districts.

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.26.40 PMCongressman Michaud congratulates Jessica Chen a senior of Bangor High School for her winning artwork, “Floating,” which is a pastel. Congresswoman Pingree then announced that Elena Laustsen, a junior at Oceanside High School East in Rockland, as winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s First District with her color pencil drawing, “Salmon.”

“This year we had another impressive batch of submissions from some of Maine’s talented students,” said Michaud. “Congratulations to Jessica and all of the runners-up for their outstanding work. I can’t help but smile with pride every time I walk into the Capitol and pass the artwork on display from our district.”

The runners-up and honorable mentions also all hail from Bangor High. Siblings Abbey and Morgan Kidder received first and second runner-up, respectively; while Nick Fournier and Shirley Yuen received honorable mentions.

“The quality of work that Maine students produce for this competition is always impressive—and this year was no exception. I’m very proud to have Elena’s lovely study of a salmon represent our District at the Capitol. It says a lot about the wildlife and natural places that make our state unique,” said Pingree. “My thanks and congratulations go to all the students who participated this year, the art teachers who’ve fostered their talent, and the Maine Arts Commission for coordinating this fantastic event.”

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 5.26.50 PMThe judges also recognized the work of four other First District students—1st runner-up Caitlyn Duffy of Gorham, 2nd runner-up Veronica Jones of Readfield, and honorable mentions Elizabeth Brown of Manchester and Theresa Gervais of Chelsea. And from the Second District – 1st runner-up , Abbey Kidder of Bangor 2nd runner-up Morgan Kidder of Bangor, and honorable mentions Shirley Yuen of Bangor and Nick Fournier of Bangor.

The 2014 first place winners, Elena Laustsen and Jessica Chen will be joined by four runners-up from each congressional district when they meet with representatives from the Congressional Offices at a Blaine House reception held in their honor. This event is the culmination of a close partnership between the Maine Arts Commission and Maine’s Congressional offices. Both of Maine’s congressional delegates support this program enthusiastically and have provided their full support throughout the process.

CONGRATULATIONS to proud art teachers Holly Smith, teacher of Elena Laustsen, Sarah Dolley teacher of Caitlyn Duffy, and Linda Phillips, teacher of Veronica Jones and Theresa Gervais, Kal Elmore, teacher of Jessica Chen and Shirley Yuen, and Eric Hutchins, teacher of Morgan and Abbey Kidder and Nick Fournier.

 

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2013 Congressional Art Competition

May 5, 2013

Congratulations are in order!

Congressman Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree have announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition in Maine. Brianna Hall of Rangeley Lakes Regional School and Eliza Hazen of York, a senior at Berwick Academy, were selected by a panel of experts to represent Maine in a year-long show in Washington, D.C. These students are among over 700,000 that have now taken part in this contest nationwide.

The 2013 first place winners will be joined by four runners-up from each congressional district when they meet with representatives from the Congressional Offices at a Blaine House reception held in their honor. This event is the culmination of a close partnership between the Maine Arts Commission and Maine’s Congressional offices.

 1st Congressional District Winner Wiggly Bridge in the Rain Eliza Hazen, 12th Grade, Berwick Academy, York

1st Congressional District Winner
Wiggly Bridge in the Rain
Eliza Hazen, 12th Grade, Berwick Academy, York

2nd Congressional District Winner A Constructed Home Brianna Hall, 11th Grade, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley

2nd Congressional District Winner
A Constructed Home
Brianna Hall, 11th Grade, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley

The 2013 Student Honorees in full:
1st Congressional District
Eliza Hazen, 12th Grade, Berwick Academy, York
Lauren Merritt, 11th Grade, Camden Hills Regional High School, Camden
Jacob Richards, 12th Grade, Gray-New Gloucester High School, New Gloucester
Jocelyn DeSisto, 12th Grade, Marshwood High School, South Berwick
Katerina Adams, 11th Grade, Sacopee Valley High School, Parsonsfield

2nd Congressional District
Brianna Hall, 11th Grade, Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley
Sarah McQuoid, 11th Grade, Bangor High School, Bangor
Taylor Leighton, 12th Grade, Bangor High School, Bangor
Dayna DeRaps, 12th Grade, Nokomis Regional High School, St. Albans
Caroline Colan, 12th Grade, Maranacook Community High School, Readfield

For more details visit http://tinyurl.com/c6nan8d.

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Call for High School Artwork

March 7, 2013

Congressional Art Competition

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Patric Lynch, Monolith

Congressman Michael Michaud, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and the Maine Arts Commission invite students to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The selected students will have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, beginning in June 2013. The search is on for examples of high quality two-dimensional art.

The deadline is March 28th. To review the details please click here. If you have questions please email Darrell Bulmer at darrell.bulmer@maine.gov or call him at 207/287-6746.

Embedded in this blog post are the 1st places winners images from 2012.

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Marisa Grifasi, Ketchup and Mustard

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