An Artistic Discovery
2005 Competition Finalists
May 21 through June 17, 2005

Rep. Jan schakowskyMore than forty artists participated in the Artistic Discovery competition organized by U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky. Now in its 24th year, An Artistic Discovery is a Congressional art competition designed to encourage and reward our nation’s gifted young artists.

The five top selections were chosen by a committee of judges including art instructors, artists, and arts administrators. The winning artwork from the 9th Congressional District competition will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and the winner is eligible for a full four-year scholarship to Columbia College Chicago. The 2nd through 5th place finalists will receive special prizes and their artwork will be included in a touring exhibit and public venues throughout the 9th Congressional District of Illinois.

The An Artistic Discovery finalists for 2005 are:

1st Place   painting
  Student Alicja Slabecka
  Title Untitled
  Medium Oil Paint
  School Maine East High School
  Prize Scholarship to High School Summer Institute at
   Columbia College
Artwork displayed in U.S. Capitol Building for one
Trip for two to Washington DC for national ribbon
   cutting/opening ceremony
2nd Place  
  Student Mina Azarnoosh
  Title Untitled
  Medium Acrylic Paint
  School Niles West High School
  Prize $200 gift certificate to the Evanston Art Center
Family pass to the Chicago Art Institute
3rd Place  
  Student Ashley Halabrin
  Title Burned
  Medium Wood Burning
  School New Hope Academy
  Prize $200 Gift Certificate to Lillstreet Art Center
4th Place  
  Student Haley Morgan
  Title Streetball
  Medium Computer Generated
  School Sullivan High School
  Prize $100 gift certificate to Good's of Evanston
5th Place  
  Student John Kercheval
  Title Mystical Gathering
  Medium Ink
  School Ridgewood High School
  Prize Two passes to the Art Institute of Chicago
Membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art

For more information about the competition, contact Mr. Ra Joy at 847.328.3409.