An Artistic Discovery
2007 Competition Finalists
May 5 through May 29, 2007

Photo of Jan SchakowskyMore than thirty artists participated in the Artistic Discovery competition organized by U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky. Now in its 26th 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.

Congratulations to the finalists of the 9th Congressional District’s 2006 An Artistic Discovery Competition:

1st Place  
  Student Melissa Goldman
  Title Hey Kool!
  Medium Mixed media
  School Niles West High School
  Prize Scholarship to High School Summer Institute at Columbia College Chicago and
trip to Washington DC
2nd Place  
  Student Maya Koenig
  Title Bracha's Burma
  Medium Collage
  School Niles North High School
  Prize $200 gift certificate to Good's of Evanston
3rd Place  
  Student Lydia Nieves
  Title Color Me Red
  Medium Acrylic painting
  School Mather High School
  Prize $200 toward art classes at the Evanston Art Center
4th Place  
  Student Audrey Kolodziej
  Title Untitled
  Medium Scratchboard
  School Niles West High School
  Prize Household membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art
5th Place  
  Student Amanda Rachmaciej
  Title John
  Medium Graphite on paper
  School Resurrection High School
  Prize $25 gift certificate to Brudno’s Art Supply