- Pool Party, Anneke Chan, acrylic on canvas board, 2019
Every year, members of Congress choose art by young people in their district for the Congressional Art Competition, which culminates in a year-long exhibition in the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Since 1982, more than 650,000 students have participated in this prestigious competition. This year, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney chose Anneke Chan's painting Pool Party to represent New York's 18th district. Chan is a recent graduate of Haldane High School in Cold Spring, where she was salutatorian of her class; she plans to pursue a dual degree in studio art and anthropology at Tufts University in the fall. Chan credits The Art Effect's Senior Project Course for helping to sharpen her skills as an artist. Chan is also the winner of the first Magazzino Education Scholarship, and she will be interning at the modern art museum in Cold Spring this summer.