High school students throughout California’s 1st Congressional District are invited to enter their artwork in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition showcases the artistic talents and abilities of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.
“At a time when tight budgets are forcing many of our schools to scale back art and music programs, I think it’s important to recognize and encourage young artists,” Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, said in a news release. “The Congressional Art Competition gives our community the opportunity to do that.”
The winning artwork from each district is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. A grand prize winner will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C., to attend an awards ceremony in June.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no longer than 28-by-28-by-4 inches, including the frame. Acceptable media are oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, collage, lithographs, silkscreen, block prints, photography, computer-generated art and collage. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 25, to Thompson’s district office, 712 Main St., Suite 101, in Woodland.
All submissions must be accompanied by a completed student information/release form.
For more information, contact Lindsay Righter in Thompson’s Humboldt office at (707) 269-9595.