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

Apr 25, 2024
Press

Above: Gottheimer at the 2024 Congressional Art Competition Showcase.

MAHWAH, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a showcase of student submissions to the Congressional Art Competition at Ramapo 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.

Video of Gottheimer’s opening remarks can be found here.

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 April 30.

“I love this showcase and it’s something I look forward to every year. With more than seventy-five submissions this year, this competition gives me an opportunity to 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 Ramapo College President Dr. Cindy Jebb, Ramapo College Vice President Mike Yancovich, Hillsdale Mayor Michael Sheinfield, Demarest Mayor Brian Bernstein, Old Tappan Councilman Jin Yhu, Fifth District Art Teachers, Students, and Families.

Below: Gottheimer with students and art from the 2024 Congressional Art Competition.

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