|2014 Congressional Art Competition|
Posting Date: 03/16/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) today announced the opening of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, encouraging high school students in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the chance to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District,” said Latta. “I encourage all high school students to submit their artwork this year and look forward to seeing our district’s artwork on display in the United States Capitol.”
All artwork will be on display at the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery in the University of Findlay's Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion from April 25 through May 3. The winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition will be announced at a reception held in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on Saturday, May 3. The overall winner will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, alongside the artwork from other nationwide contestants. In addition, three honorable mentions will also be announced and displayed in Congressman Latta's district offices.
Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
- Collage: must be two dimensional
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums, such as pencil, ink, etc.
- Computer Generated Art
The deadline for students to submit their artwork is April 2. Applicants can drop off their application and artwork at one of the following district offices:
- Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
- Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512
- Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840
District staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To arrange a pick-up time, contact the Defiance office at (419) 782-1996.
For more information about the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, click here. Additional rules and guidelines can also be found here.
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