Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the start of the 94th Assembly District’s 2021 Art Competition for students grades sixth through eighth. The 2021 Art Competition will be conducted in collaboration with the Putnam Arts Council and various art departments within local school districts to offer young students the opportunity to share their creativity and get more involved in the community. Students looking to participate are asked to submit artwork that is inspired by New York State history and government by May 28.
The competition announcement is attached.
“Throughout the pandemic our young people, like all of us, have been forced to endure through new unforeseeable challenges,” said Byrne. “Harnessing their creative abilities through the arts is one of many ways they have been able to engage with peers and develop their skills. This year, I am excited to launch the 94th Assembly District’s Art Competition to encourage young peoples’ interest in the arts and recognize those who seek to advance their skills even further. I’m grateful to the Putnam Arts Council for their partnership in this endeavor and look forward to viewing the submissions in person.”
“We here at the Putnam Arts Council are very excited to exhibit artworks created by middle school students throughout Assemblyman Byrne’s District,” said Joyce Picone, president and executive of the Putnam Arts Council. “I have been involved, on many occasions, with the Congressional High School competition and am so pleased that there will be a new opportunity for younger emerging artists. It is our pleasure to partner with the Assemblyman and his office in support of this wonderful arts endeavor. I look forward to meeting the young artists and their families and to showcase their art in our A. Eric Arctander Gallery in Mahopac.”
Artwork submitted will be displayed in the Putnam Arts Council’s gallery located in Mahopac, NY from June 5 to June 13 for special gallery hours where students, parents and teachers alike can admire the artwork. The top five submissions from the district, as chosen by representatives of the Putnam Arts Council, will then be honored by Byrne at a ceremony on June 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Putnam Arts Council. Additional details and guidelines for submission are available on Byrne’s assembly website at: www.nyassembly.gov/byrne. For more information or for questions, please call Byrne’s district office at (845) 278-2923.