KENILWORTH, NJ – Millburn High School Student Angela Huang had her work "Atarxy," selected in the top three for Congressman Tom Malinowski's congressional art contest

Eighty-three students from across New Jersey’s Seventh District submitted artworks into the competition and were judged on their visual impact, design, originality and craftsmanship. Judges for the contest included Marjorie Nathanson, Executive Director of the Hunterdon County Art Museum, Michael Wolf, Sculptor and Adjunct Professor and Eileen Murray, Director of the Matheny Art Access Arts Program.

The Congressional Art Competition runs in every Congressional District nation-wide and was open to high school students in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional district

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Grace He from Montgomery High School won the 2019 Seventh District Congressional Art Competition today with her entry “Beside the Water”. He's work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol among other winning entries from Congressional Districts across the nation

Speaking about the artwork provided by students, Malinowski said that it is always a treat to see their paintings and whst they bring to the table.

“If you think about it,” Congressman Malinowski said, “It’s a pretty big deal to be encouraging a sense of empathy, curiosity and sensitivity in the 435 members of the House of Representatives on their way to vote on legislation that decides the fate of our country. It’s not just beautiful art, it’s not just art that brings joy to our lives, this is art that can save the world – so no pressure judges.”