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

May 06, 2023

Above: Gottheimer at the 2023 Congressional Art Competition Showcase with North Jersey students.

PARAMUS — Today, May 6, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a showcase of 75 submissions in the Congressional Art Competition at the Moses Center at Bergen Community College. 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. The artwork that wins second place will be displayed in Gottheimer’s Washington D.C. office and the third place winner will be displayed in his district office.

Residents of the Fifth District are invited to vote online for their favorite pieces to help Gottheimer select this year’s winner. Voting is open through Saturday, May 6, 2023.

“I love this showcase and it’s something I look forward to every year. We received 75 submissions this year — so many that we outgrew our old venue! This competition gives me an opportunity to really take in how special and talented our community and youth are here in North Jersey,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I want to give a huge round of applause to all of our talented artists for being here and entering your art in the showcase this year — it takes courage to enter your work in an art contest. The works of art represent a diverse and energetic community.”

Gottheimer was joined by Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Zur and Bergen Community College Vice President of External Affairs Suzanne M. Wetzel.

Video of the announcement can be found here.

Below: Gottheimer with North Jersey students and art from the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

Contestants include:
Madison Sales, Sussex
Kay Hwang, Paramus
Heejae Kim, Oradell
Stephanie Cho, Closter
Sun Hee Cho, Creskill
Christine Kim, Norwood
Eugene Lee, Closter
Suan Jeong, Ridgewood
Olivia Lee, Ridgewood
Yewon Lee, Paramus
Erin Rhee, Demarest
Jihoo Shim, Paramus
Seongyun Hwang, Demarest
Caleb Lee, Ho-Ho-Kus
Sara Hau, Tenafly
Maya Fischler, Tenafly
Jolyn He, Teaneck
Kiana Falcon, Fort Lee
Isabelle Kim, Tenafly
Alyssa Yim, Fort Lee
Jack Baric, Fort Lee
Esther Kim, Cresskill
Sachin Durgam, Tenafly
Julia Cho, Leonia
Zeno Park, Closter
Seohyun Kim, Tenafly
Robin Suh, Tenafly
Christine Choi, Palisades Park
Nathan Jeong, Montvale
Rebekah Hong, Paramus
Chantilly Lee, Englewood
Milana Frias, Tenafly
Jenna Kim, Tenafly
Emily Han, Cresskill
Chloe Wang, Ridgewood
Minjae Kang, Cresskill
Jooahn Sun, Fort Lee
Heeso Yoon, Tenafly
Hyaemmhin Moon, Cresskill
Chloe Lee, Tenafly
Melinda Zhang, Tenafly
Ethan Song, Ridgewood
Kyunghoon Ha, River Vale
Hannah Lee, Glen Rock
Erin Choi, Tenafly
Junho Kee, Old Tappan
Emerson Wein, Cresskill
Elyssa Henriquez, Hackensack
Nahomi Manzueta, Hackensack
Anayra Delgado, Hackensack
Seojun Hwang, Old Tappan
Gabriella Tavares, Hackensack
Wren Ophir, Tenafly
Harsh Shah, Englewood Cliffs
Camilla Rodriguez, Hackensack
Hyeonseo Lee, Ridgewood
Celine Hong, Demarest
Boram Shim, Old Tappan
Sungmin Park, Cresskill
Lydia Jung, Tenafly
Aaron Moon, Alpine
Emma Shi, Englewood Cliffs
Allyson Kim, Demarest
Joan Yang, Old Tappan
Dhriti Somas, Northvale
Doyun Kim, Hillsdale
Madeline Kim, Closter
Zoe Han, Tenafly
Mariel Inoa, Hackensack
Sarah Hattan, Wantage
Katie Nam, Leonia
Sydney Chung, Wyckoff


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