2022 Congressional Art Competition

Sh-Ron Almeida

Asst. Arts & Entertainment Editor

Art by www.congressionalinstitute.org

Art is considered an immersive and powerful form of creativity. It’s a tool of expression that anyone can use. Whether it’s to convey a certain feeling, urge, thought, desire or fantasy, art can be used in various ways and opportunities. The more you keep doing it, the more confident you’ll become. For any teenager or young adult it’s a perfect stress reliever, considering how crazy the world we live in has become over the span of two brutally long years.


Luckily for the students at Rhode Island college the Congressional Art Competition is accepting art submissions from any aspiring artist. On March 16 Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced that his office has started accepting submissions for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.


“Rhode Island’s arts community is second to none and I cannot wait to see this year’s submissions,” said Congressman Cicilline. “This competition offers young Rhode Island artists the opportunity to display their skills and earn recognition for their hard work – I encourage them all to show off their talents.”


Congressman Cicilline will convene a panel to award first, second, and third place awards. The winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year. The person in 2nd place will have their piece displayed in the Congressman’s Washington office for one year. Lastly, the person in 3rd place will have their piece displayed in the Congressman’s Pawtucket office for one year.


Students or teachers interested in participating should register by contacting André Herrera by email at andre.herrera@mail.house.gov or by phone at 729-5600. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 29, 2022. Participants can also contact Jennifer Bell by emailing her at jenn.bell@mail.house.gov, or by phone at 202-365-0827.




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