Press Release


Winning piece will go on display in U.S. Capitol

Washington, February 11, 2011 | Lesley Lopez ((202) 225-1640)
Winning piece will go on display in U.S. Capitol

Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced the highly-anticipated launch of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition-An Artistic Discovery, a contest that year after year is a national showcase for local high school students’ artistic talent and creativity.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for high school students in my congressional district to demonstrate their artistic talent and ability,” said Cuellar. “I encourage students to participate and proudly represent their high schools in this prestigious competition.”

Eleazar Garcia Jr., a senior from Roma High School, in Roma Texas, took his prized pre-Hispanic themed painting all the way to Washington D.C., and it was set on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Congressman Cuellar’s district offices in San Antonio, Seguin, Laredo, Rio Grande City and Mission are currently accepting artwork submissions. Students interested in participating may obtain forms from their respective high school art instructors or contact Congressman Cuellar’s office at 1-877-780-0028. The deadline for artwork submission in the district is April 08, 2011.

The Congressional Art Competition is held each spring and is sponsored by the Members of Congress.  It has attracted over 650,000 high school students nation-wide since its inception in 1982.