Local Student Artwork on Display Sunday in Congressional Art Competition
The artwork of students from several local schools will be on display this weekend in the Congressional Art Competition in Rochester.
West Bloomfield High School, the Frankel Jewish Academy and Walled Lake Central will all be represented in the exhibition from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oakland University. The event will be in Pawley Hall at the Main Lobby Campus.
The annual competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation through each congressional district. In all, more than 100 local works of art from area high schools will be featured and judged.
A panel of three Oakland University art professors will judge and select a winner. The winning student’s artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for a year with winning pieces from districts across America. The winner will come to Washington, D.C. on June 20th to meet U.S. Rep. Gary Peters and see their artwork hanging in the Capitol Building.
Harrison Noh, a senior at the International Academy was named the winner to the Congressional Art Competition for the 9th District.
His painting is now prominently placed in the U.S. Capitol with the other winning selections from every congressional district in the country.
The judges this year are:
- Lynda Tyson, Special Instructor and Coordinator of Art Education at Oakland University.
- Andrea Eis, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art and Art History Department at Oakland University.
- Lynn Galbreath, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education Advisor at Oakland University.