Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Welcomes Entries for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition


Mar 1, 2016
Press Release

Washington DC - Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.  The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 30th Congressional District.

“I hope this competition will inspire all our high school artists to submit their best work,” said Congressman Sherman. “This is a great opportunity to support the arts and win a chance to have your work displayed at the U.S. Capitol.”

Students will coordinate with their high school art teachers to submit works to the competition. The winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include the winning artwork from other congressional districts across the nation. All artwork must be submitted to the Office of Congressman Brad Sherman (5000 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 420, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403) by Monday, April 25, 2016. Artwork entered in the contest may be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” when framed and may not weigh more than 15 pounds.  The artwork may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media – such as pencil, ink, water color, etc.
  • Computer-Generated Art
  • Photographs

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution, and must be two dimensional.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition please contact Matthew Vallecilla at Congressman Brad Sherman’s District Office at 818-501-9200 or send an email to