Kelly accepting submissions for Congressional Art Competition

2014-04-13T00:00:00Z Kelly accepting submissions for Congressional Art CompetitionFor The Times
April 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

MATTESON | High school students participating in U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s annual Congressional Art Competition may submit their artwork by appointment at one of her three district offices from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 14 through April 19, her office announced. The locations are:

Matteson:  600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505, (708) 678-0078

Chicago:   1000 E. 111th St., 11th Floor (773) 568-2623

Kankakee: 304 S. Indiana Ave., (City Hall, lower level) (815) 933-0437

Participating students must reside or attend a school within the 2nd Congressional District. The winner’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Artwork must be two dimensional, framed no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches by 4 inches and can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photographs, computer generated art, or mixed media (use of two or more mediums: pencils, ink, watercolor, etc.) All artwork must be original. For more specific directions, view Kelly’s YouTube video at

Kelly will host a reception where she will announce the winner and runners-up  at 9 a.m. April 26 in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, at South Suburban College in South Holland.

The high school art competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 to acknowledge and support the artistic talent of America’s young adults.

For more information, call Danielle Echols at (708) 679-0078. Contest entry rules can be found at

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