Rep. Ron Kind Announces 2014 Congressional Art Competition

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The Eighteenth Annual 3rd District Art Competition

“An Artistic Discovery”

Sponsored by Congressman Ron Kind and Mrs. Tawni Kind



The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse’s Gallery has graciously agreed to host this year’s “An Artistic Discovery” exhibit for the Third Congressional District from April 9 through April 11, 2014.

On Friday April 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM there will be a reception at the University Gallery to recognize the participants. All student participants, their families and teachers are invited to attend the reception.

The exhibit is currently on display. There is no admission cost and it is open to the public.

Gallery hours:
Wednesday, April 9: Noon - 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 10: Noon - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 11: Noon - 7 p.m. (Reception from 5 - 6:30 p.m.)


The Congressional art competition is open to all high school age students throughout the United States and is an effort put forth by the House of Representatives to recognize the tremendous talent of  high school art students.

The first place entry from each congressional district is displayed in our nation’s Capitol for one year. Further, the student artist is invited to attend the opening ceremony for the display held in the spring in Washington, D.C. The second place entry will be exhibited in Rep. Kind's Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place winners will hang in his La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.


“I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.

--President John F. Kennedy at Amherst College, October 26, 1963