Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
Adams also put his talents to work on set design for the recent "Phantom of the Opera" production held at Model High. Sherry Childs, director of the production said, "Chandler joined our production team and provided the vision to produce fabulous set pieces and he single-handedly designed and built the infamous chandelier."