Rep. Esty with Molly Humphreys, Shannon Rupar, and Charit Chaributa, winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Not pictured: 2nd place winner Benjamin Eckstein
- Check to see if you live in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District here. Make sure that your artwork complies with the 2018 Rules and Regulations.
- Complete the 2018 Student Release Form. Art will not be displayed without a completed release form.
- Participants must physically deliver artwork and Student Release Forms to the Mattatuck Museum located on 144 West Main Street in Waterbury starting Sunday, March 25, 2018 till April 15, 2018 between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
- Collages: must be two dimensional
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Computer-generated art
- Year-long exhibition of their artwork in the U.S. Capitol.
- Complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the reception and installation of the winning entries from congressional districts throughout the country.
- A chance to win a scholarship to one of our nation’s top art schools.
Top: “Farmer’s Market” by Shannon Rupar
Bottom: Left “Small World” by Benjamin Eckstein, Middle: “Mahapaksa” by Charit Charitabuta, Right: “Stage-Lights in a New Light” by Molly Humphreys