Representative Susan Wild

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Art Competition


An Artistic Discovery: The 7th Congressional District High School Art Competition and National Exhibition

The David E. Rodale Gallery

April 11–May 2, 2019

Awards Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00am; Awards presented at 10:15am

Presenting Sponsors: Janet and Malcolm Gross

Diamond Sponsors: Stoudt Associates, LLC

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-9:00pm; Fri and Sat: 9:00am-3:00pm; Sun: CLOSED



Congresswoman Susan Wild and The Baum School of Art welcome high school students from the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania to participate in the annual An Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition and National Exhibition. This is the longest running congressional art competition in the country and we are proud to host this exhibition and event in our district for the 36th year! The first-place winning entry from each participating congressional district is displayed in a group exhibition with other district winners in the Cannon Tunnel Gallery of the United States Capitol for one year.


Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors this nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the An Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.


Congresswoman Wild will continue this tradition and participate in the awards presentation on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:00am at The Baum School of Art where we will honor ten students with award certificates and Baum School of Art scholarships. Additionally, Congresswoman Wild will offer official national commendation certificates to each winning student. The top winning artwork is professionally framed and brought to Washington D.C. to represent the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in the group exhibition.


This year’s exhibition is generously sponsored by Janet and Malcolm Gross and will run through May 2, 2019. All art exhibitions and receptions at The Baum School of Art are free and open to the public.


The Baum School of Art is a community school dedicated to providing instruction, guidance and encouragement for children, adults, and those who wish to pursue college level studies to reach their highest level of technical, physical, spiritual, creative, and emotional potential through the study of the visual arts. The School values the diversity of its population, including, but not limited to, gender, creed, social status or race. This mission is deeply rooted in service to the community.  The School serves over 2,600 students with almost 350 classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry-making and metalsmithing, fashion design and construction, photography, graphic design, illustration, film making and others. The School holds workshops, gallery exhibits, public and private meetings, receptions and events; in total, approximately 10,000 people are served.