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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

October 10, 2018

Looking for student artwork

We are happy to announce the opening of the 2019 Maine Region Scholastic Art Award Competition and the 2019 Congressional Art Competition! Students are invited to submit artwork to participate in these juried competitions.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers—along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.

The Congressional Art Competition takes place each spring, when 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. Since this competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

The Maine Arts Commission has collaborated with the Maine College of Art for several years on these programs. MECA is pleased to be hosting both Scholastics and the Congressional Art Awards this year. For complete details on student eligibility, competition categories, jury criteria, important dates and deadlines, and more, please visit meca.edu/maine-region-art-awards/or artandwriting.org

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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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Congressional Art Competition

March 4, 2012

Looking for student work

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Congressman Michael Michaud and the Maine Arts Commission invite you 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 2012. We are looking for examples of high quality two-dimensional art.

Each year, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a competition for art works created by high school students from every congressional district in the United States. The program recognizes the importance of student art on a grand scale. The winning entries, one from each congressional district, are displayed in an exhibition in the U.S. Capitol for one year, beginning in June.

Finalists and Runners Up, their families and art teachers will be invited to a reception at the Blaine House in Augusta where the selected students will be recognized for their work. The Blaine House event is the annual celebration that highlights the close partnership between the Maine Arts Commission and Maine’s Congressional offices. Both of Maine’s congressional representatives are highly enthusiastic about this program and strongly encourage their constituents to apply.

First place, second and third runner up:

  1. Must be a high school student: grades 9-12
  2. Work must be two-dimensional
  3. Work must be unframed, and no larger than 26in. by 26 in.
  4. Work must be no more than 4 inches in depth
  5. Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
  6. One entry per student*
  7. Acceptable categories:

Paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc); Drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers); Collage (must be two-dimensional); Prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints; Mixed media (use of more than two mediums); Computer generated art; Photography.

* Please note that while schools may submit multiple entries, individuals are limited to one entry per student.

2012 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines

Deadline for entries: March 30, 2012

To be considered for review, work must be submitted in digital format. Actual artwork will not be accepted for review. For further information, please contact Meagan Mattingly, Arts in Education associate at the Maine Arts Commission at 207/ 287-2790 or meagan.mattingly@maine.gov .

Image format must be a digital or scanned image saved as JPEG (.jpg) with resolution of 300 dpi or higher at 5” x 7”. When you save your image, use the following naming conventions to name your file:

  • Artist name_title of image_year of work.jpg (Example: JaneDoe_Untitled_2012.jpg).
  • Maximum of 72 characters in the file name.
  • Name cannot contain any spaces or characters other than letters, numbers, underscore or hyphen.

Work samples must be accompanied by a Maine Arts Commission Congressional Art Competition Entry Form that can be found at http://mainearts.maine.gov/program_artsineducation_congress_guidelines.aspx

When you save your entry form, use the following naming conventions to name your entry form:

  • Artist name_title of image_year of work.doc (Example: JaneDoe_Untitled_2012.doc).
  • Maximum of 72 characters in the file name.
  • Name cannot contain any spaces or characters other than letters, numbers, underscore or hyphen.

Entries will be accepted as email attachments only and should be sent to Meagan Mattingly at meagan.mattingly@maine.gov .

Please put “CAC Submission” in the memo box on your email.

 

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Congrats to Camden Rockport Student

May 16, 2011

Lizzie Cox, a junior at CHRHS, had  her artwork selected as First Runner Up in the Congressional Art Competition for the State of Maine. Lizzie is in Advanced Art Portfolio class with Ms. Carolyn Brown, and additionally takes a painting class outside school with instructor Ron Frontin.

Recently Lizzie attended a reception at the Blaine House with Governor and Mrs. LePage. At the reception, she was awarded a $24,000 scholarship ($6,000 a year for 4 years) to Maine College of Art, if she chooses to attend.

BIG congratulations to Lizzie for this award and to her Carolyn, her art teacher!

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