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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Northwest Florida Art Competition and Show

March 31, 2017
Press Release
April 21, 2017


Congressman Matt Gaetz invites the community to join him for the annual Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

Up to a hundred pieces of art have been submitted for the art competition from high schools all throughout Florida District 1.  The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Pensacola Museum of Art starting at 6pm, awards ceremony starts at 7pm. 

The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

Each of the judges selected for the Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition have a deep knowledge and passion for the arts. The judges include: Maria Goldberg, Brian Jekel, David Bear, Cara Roy and K.C. Williams. 

For information on the judges or the Northwest Florida Art Competition and Show, please visit our website: .

For more information, please contact Communications Director, Kavontae Smalls or District Aide, Laura Rakas at (850) 479-1183.




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