2019 Art Contest

Introducing the 2019 Rare Artist
Contest Awardees

After much deliberation and 400 submissions, we are pleased to announce the 2019 Rare Artist Contest Awardees! Each awardee will have a chance to share their story and display their art piece at the Rare Artist Reception on February 27th, during Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill 2020.

Please join us in congratulating the following artists:

Children’s Category: Chloe Hoover, Hannah Heinrich, Gracie Hensley.

Teen Category: Lauren Yu, Shaniah Barry, Mariah Fisher.

Adult Category: Bryce Czekanski, Alex Biagi, Darienne Majeske.

Adult Digital/Photography Category: Jennifer Virag, Jen Arnold, Dona Krystosek, Elizabeth Hoverman, Belinda Silva.

View their artwork and stories.

Thank you to the 2019 Rare Artist Contest Judges
Honorable Leonard Lance, former U.S. Representative (NJ-7)
Jean Campbell, Principal, JF Campbell Consultants LLC
Ron Bartek, Co-Founder and President, Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance

Thank you to the rare disease community for submitting your amazing artwork for this year’s Rare Artist Contest. We would also like to thank our Rare Artist Presenting Sponsor Sanofi Genzyme, Diamond Sponsor Acceleron, as well as our Ruby Sponsor Horizon Therapeutics for making this program happen. It is through their generous support that we are able to bring talented individuals to Washington, D.C. to present their artwork and tell their stories to Members of Congress.


Mark your calendars…the 2020 Rare Artist Contest opens June 16th!