An Artistic Discovery
2006 Competition Finalists
May 16 through June 12, 2006

Photo of Jan SchakowskyMore than forty artists participated in the Artistic Discovery competition organized by U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky. Now in its 25th 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 Romano Mendez
  Title Beneath Sanctity
  Medium Photograph
  School Niles North High School
  Prize Scholarship to High School Summer Institute at Columbia College Chicago
Trip to Washington DC
2nd Place  
  Student Lamise Shawahin
  Title Ophelia
  Medium Digital photograph
  School Maine East High School
  Prize $100 gift certificate to Good's of Evanston
Two family passes to the Art Institute of Chicago
3rd Place  
  Student Kathleen Weiss
  Title Off the Hook
  Medium Acrylic painting
  School Ridgewood High School
  Prize $100 towards art classes at the Evanston Art Center
Three individual passes to the Art Institute Chicago
4th Place  
  Student Sophie Lipman
  Title My Family
  Medium Pencil
  School Evanston Township High School
  Prize Household membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art
5th Place  
  Student Dan Park
  Title My Beautiful Mom
  Medium Pencil
  School The Willows Academy
  Prize $25 gift certificate to Brudno’s Art Supply