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Rep. Kind Announces 12th Annual Congressional Art Competition

March 6, 2008
Press Release

Rep. and Mrs. Kind Encourage High School Artists to Participate

Washington, D.C. ––U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today announced the start of the 12th Annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” for high school students. Organized by Congressman Kind’s wife, Tawni Kind, this event brings together high school artists from throughout western Wisconsin to recognize the tremendous talent of our high school art students.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year, because western Wisconsin is filled with tremendously talented young people,” said Tawni Kind. “Ron and I look forward to once again to enjoying all the wonderful artwork, and recognizing those with exceptional artistic talent.”

The first place entry will hang for a year in the U.S. Capitol along with the works of other student artists from across the country, the second place entry will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office, and the two honorable mention choices will be displayed in Kind’s La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.

The deadline for submitting entries is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008. Art teachers throughout Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District have been notified about the competition and the rules for artwork submission. The public is invited to receive more information about “An Artistic Discovery,” as well as take a virtual tour of some artwork from last year's art exhibit by visiting Congressman Kind's website at

All entries will be displayed at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie from April 29—May 4, 2008. A reception will be held the final day of the exhibit, Sunday, May 4, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. to recognize the participants. All student participants, their families and teachers are invited.

Anyone interested in entering the competition, or having questions about the contest guidelines, is encouraged to call Rep. Kind’s aide, Danice Stanton, toll free at 1-888-442-8040.