2021 Congressional Art Competition Winner Kaylynn Barrett

06/30/2021 by No Comments

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The 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winner Kaylynn Barrett

The Gallery of Congress is thrilled to announce the second-ever winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Kaylynn Barrett, the 18-year-old junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the first in a new batch of first-time submissions from U. high school seniors. The winning submission was a landscape oil with an abstract, layered form reminiscent of early 20th century Cubist paintings, and the winning title, “No One Gives a Man a Seat”, refers to the seating arrangement of the members of Congress – the highest level of government.
“The Art Competition was a great opportunity for our students to express themselves. I’m so so happy that we received the first-prize winnings,” stated Artistic Director Susan Sperling. “I look forward to seeing their artwork as the Congressional Art Competition continues to raise the bar for the U.
The Gallery of Congress honors high school seniors by awarding “winners” a $100,000 award to purchase and commission new work by U. artists from their art class. A winning student represents the best work of their student’s academic year and is eligible to compete for the 2021 award that will consist of three exhibits in the Gallery of Congress’s National Portfolio exhibition gallery in Washington D.
The winners will be announced in Washington, D. , in October of 2021.
The 21st Annual National Portfolio Exhibition of U. Art features nearly 200 new works by 20 winners and highlights works by more than 100 art educators from across the nation. The Gallery of Congress’s National Portfolio exhibition is designed to showcase the best work of art from across the nation, and is open to the public.
“The National Portfolio exhibition offers an opportunity to see a wide range of artists at work throughout the country, and to find out about the latest in contemporary art from across the United States,” stated Artistic Director Susan Sperling. “The winners’ work in our exhibition will represent their school year and showcase their creative process throughout the year.
The finalists, chosen from a pool of student submissions, were recognized for outstanding art school work of a variety of disciplines. art educators selected each winner, and the works were carefully displayed in the galler selected each winner, and the works were carefully displayed in the gallery.

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