Tribal Member participates in Congressional Art Competition

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Madison Crowe, an EBCI tribal member, poses beneath one of her acrylic works that was included in the 29th Annual Congressional Art Competition last week. (Photos courtesy of Radonna Crowe)

Madison Crowe, an EBCI tribal member, traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the festivities for the 29th Annual Congressional Art Competition held on Thursday, June 17.  One piece of artwork is chosen from each district throughout the United States, and her acrylic painting representing Cherokee clans and crafts was selected to represent North Carolina’s 11th District.  

For her achievement in representing the 11th District, Crowe’s artwork will be on display in the United States Capitol for one year.  She is eligible to receive a $1,500 per year admission scholarship to The Savannah College of Art and Design.  

Madison (right) poses with Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC) during last week's visit.

She also received letters of congratulations from the following: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Mark Strand, president of The Congressional Institute; Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-OH); Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH); Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT); and a personal congratulations from North Carolina’s 11th District Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC).  

Crowe is an upcoming Senior at Cherokee High School and is the daughter of Peanut and Radonna Crowe. 


About the 29th Annual Congressional Art Competition 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. The Honorable Steve Driehaus (OH01) and the Honorable Jason Chaffetz (UT03) proudly volunteered and are serving as co-Chairs for this year’s Congressional Art Competition – An Artistic Discovery. 

An Artistic Discovery is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. 

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nation-wide competition. 

All entries submitted must be an original in concept, design and execution.