**The Congressional Art Show Awards reception, scheduled for March 21, has been canceled. Awards will still be given to the winning artwork. A video message announcing the awards will be sent to the schools from the Office of Congressman Seth Moulton. The physical awards will be mailed to the schools. The college will be in further communication about the return of the artwork to the participating schools. 

26th Annual Congressional Art Show

Congressman Seth Moulton, Grand Prize Winner Aiden Heney, and President Kurt T. Steinberg

Montserrat College of Art will host the Congressional Art Show and Competition for Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District March 14-21.  The show will be displayed in the Montserrat Gallery at 23 Essex Street. A closing reception and award ceremony with Congressman Seth Moulton will be held from 3:30-5 pm on Saturday, March 21. All are welcome.

The competition is open to students, grades 10-12, from public and private schools as well as home-schooled students from the 6th District of Massachusetts. This marks the 26th year that Montserrat has hosted this competition. Last year’s exhibit included 115 pieces from 23 institutions of learning across the district.

Each winner will be presented with a citation from Congressman Moulton and varying levels of scholarships to Montserrat’s Summer Pre-College Program. The grand prize winning piece will be sent to Washington, DC where it will hang in the Capitol building for one year along with winners from other Congressional districts across the country. A ceremony to congratulate all the winners will be held in Washington, DC in June.

Work must be dropped off on Friday, March 6, 2-6 pm, or Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 from 12-4 pm in the Montserrat Gallery (23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA) to be included in the exhibition.

Each school in the 6th district is welcome to submit up to six piece of works by students in grades 10-12. (One submission per student.) The college will jury the work and notify the schools of the winners prior to the event. All students in the exhibition and their families are welcome to attend the closing ceremony.

Please download this Art Submission Form and attach it to your piece of artwork and fill out the Student Information Form at this link.

Please contact Jo.Broderick, Dean of College Relations, with any questions. (978-867-9613)




Jo Broderick

Click here to see photos from the 2019 Closing Reception and Award Ceremony.