Congressional Institute Art Awards

Sierra Snipes
 Each spring, 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 competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local artists in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the Capitol.
Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
This year's show was held at the TD Bank Gallery at the CU-ICAR campus on Friday, May 4.  Sierra Snipes, a ninth-grade FAC student in Donna Shank-Major's 2D/3D Design class, won third place for her piece entitled "Racoon's Journey."