Vote Early, Vote Often / by Kyle Darnell


Thank you for all of those who submitted artwork into the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District!

35 pieces were entered into this year’s competition and they will all be on display in the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana for a reception on April 23rd. Information on the reception can be found below.

What: 2019 Congressional Art Competition Reception – 8th Congressional District of Indiana
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00pm Central Time
Where: Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main Street, Evansville, Indiana

*All artists, teachers, family, and friends are welcomed to attend.*

The overall winner will be invited to a reception in Washington, D.C. in June to see their work on display. An official invitation with more details will be sent to the winner in mid-May. They will receive two round-trip airplane tickets to attend the 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner’s Reception from Southwest Airlines.

People’s Choice Award is starting TODAY! The artwork was uploaded into an album on Congressman Bucshon’s Facebook page and the piece with the most likes, comments, and shares will win the People’s Choice Award which will be presented at the April 23rd reception. Make sure you encourage your family and friends to vote and share their favorite artwork on Facebook. To view the photo album click the below link.

Vote here:

If you attend the art reception on April 23rd and your piece did not win, you may take your artwork with you that evening. If you are unable to attend the reception, your artwork can be picked up in the Congressman’s Evansville or Terre Haute office beginning in May. If you want to coordinate pick-up/drop-off times and locations, feel free to reach out to me.

Again, thank you for your submission. I look forward to seeing you all at the April 23rd reception.

Take care and let me know if you have any questions.