RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts Congressional Art Competition Showcase, Celebrates North Jersey Students

May 07, 2022

Above: Gottheimer at the 2022 Congressional Art Competition Showcase.

FAIR LAWN — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a showcase of 24 submissions in the Congressional Art Competition at the Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library’s Pine Gallery. Gottheimer joined high school artists, who have submitted art to the annual competition, and their families at the showcase to view their submissions in a gallery setting.

Talented high school artists from across North Jersey have submitted their art for a chance to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year

Residents of the Fifth District are invited to vote online for their favorite pieces to help Gottheimer select this year’s winner. Voting closes midnight, May 7, 2022.

“This competition gives me an opportunity to pause, look around, and really take in how special and talented our community and youth here in North Jersey really is,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “The works of art throughout this library represent a diverse, energetic community. They represent artists who know pain and joy, hope and fear, anger and peace. These pieces force us to confront truths we could otherwise avoid, either about ourselves or the beautiful world we are so blessed to live in.”

“The Maurice M. Pine Public Library’s Pine Gallery is honored to have such talented students hang their work up. The Pine Gallery has had many professional artists exhibit their work. It is a pleasure to see such creativity and talent,” said Emiliana Tuohey, Pine Gallery Coordinator & Senior Library Assistant. 

Gottheimer was joined by Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, Dumont Councilman George Harvilla, River Edge Council President Michelle Kaufman, and River Edge Councilwoman Indira Kinsella.

Video of the announcement can be found here.

Below: Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) with students and art from the 2022 Congressional Art Competition.


Contestants include:

Allison Lopez, Hackettstown

Allyson Kim, Demarest

Andy Ha, River Vale

Angela Wu, Lodi

Ashley Pak, Glen Rock,

Caleb Lee, Ho-Ho-Kus

Celine Hong, Demarest

Cheyna Fusco, Dumont

Chloe Jung, Closter

Heejae Kim, River Edge

Irene Choe, River Edge

Kate Minn, Ridgewood

Kathryn Haig, Wyckoff

Kay Hwang, Paramus

Kimin Kang, Northvale

Megan DeMarco, Midland Park

Michael Condon, Great Meadows

Olivia Lee, Ridgewood

Rachelle Wu, Demarest

Robert Vander Pyl, Midland Park

Seungjun Lee, Ridgewood

Suan Jeong, Ridgewood

Tala Atkinson, Montvale

Zeno Park, Closter


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