Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

Representing the 17th District of Illinois
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Congressional Art Competition


Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 17th District. The artwork of the over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner of the competition will also receive two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. The artwork of runners-up will be displayed in Congresswoman Bustos' offices in Illinois and Washington, D.C.

You can scroll over or click each image to get more information about the artists in this year's competition. Click on each image to see a full sized version.

Beth Kuehnel - Flora's Fantasy - Rock Island High School  Drew Groezinger - Saturday Morning Blues - Stockton High School  Alden Marske - Fence - Moline High School  Kendall Schulz - The Lightest Part of the Forest - Stockton High School  Riley Cascia - City Happiness - Pekin Community High School  Carlie Barman - Stars - AlWood Middle High School  Jasmine Sturrup - Skai and Speedy - Milledgeville High School  Carlea Kiddoo - Fluidity as One - Mercer County High School  Cheyenne McMichael - Sally - Pekin Community High School  Elizabeth Erxleben - Goofy - Pekin Community High School  Savannah Bowles - Sam - Spoon River Valley High School  Farrah Bremer - The World Is In Your Hands - Pekin Community High School  Julia Evans - Seeing in Color - Pekin Community High School  Calli Baughman - Fall Leaves - Pekin Community High School  Meghan Phelps - Luciano And Lansky - Spoon River Valley  Bayleigh Allen - Feline 1 - Farmington Central High School  Kassie Murray - Undefined Child - Milledgeville High School  Derick Cummings - Grimshards - Milledgeville High School  Lexi Tomevi - Impressionism - Pekin Community High School  Katlynne Jakobs - Teen Idle - Milledgeville High School  Cassidy Collier - Winter Trees - Spoon River Valley  Kiona Dixon - Morbid - Pekin Community High School  Danielle Dingerson - Split Personality - Pekin Community High School  Kaitlyn Tipton - Art is Infinite - Spoon River Valley  Brenna Ball - Little Jimmy - Spoon River Valley  Jessica Dowell - Lonely Chairs - Spoon River Valley  Jordan Barnes - Next Stop, Times Square - Spoon River Valley  Keigan Veer - Alien Invasion - Milledgeville High School  Lexi Barnes - All Aboard - Spoon River Valley  Carlee Quick - Harvest Hydrangea - Spoon River Valley  Megan Hisey - Pandamonium - Spoon River Valley  Kelsie Thurman - Early Morning Prey - Spoon River Valley  Kyra Muth - Two Faced - Pekin Community High School  Chandler Blevins - The Definition of Beauty - Galena High School  Sarah Page - Sinnissippi Sunset - Sterling High School  Madelyn Vaynerman - Rebirth - Galesburg High School  Sydney Long - Moonlight Flight - West Carroll High School  Derek Layman - John Wayne - Milledgeville High School  Bailey Penwell - The Soldier - Pecatonica high school