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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Mike Quigley is excited to announce Maat Bates, a student from Chicago's Latin School, as the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District. 

Rep. Mike Quigley (left), first place contestant, Maat Bates (center), and Latin School art teacher Christine Holloway (right) at the National Veterans Art Museum reception.

Untitled painting by Maat Bates from Latin School of Chicago, 1st place for Illinois’ Fifth District 2016 Congressional Art Competition.


Maat's watercolor painting of a woman, untitled, will hang in the United States Capitol complex for the following year.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. 




If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please submit the following form.

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