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Congressional Art Competition planned

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has announced the opening of the 2015 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 27 through May 2. The winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition will be announced at a reception held in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on Saturday, May 2. The overall winner will have his or her 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 categories:

  • 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
  • Photography

The deadline for students to submit their artwork is Wednesday, April 1. Applicants can drop off their application and artwork at one of the Congressman’s district offices:

  • Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, OH 43512
  • Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, OH 45840

District staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To arrange a pick-up time, contact Congressman Latta’s office toll-free at 800.541.6446.

For more information about the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, click here. Additional rules and guidelines can also be found here.

To share the Congressman’s attached graphic with information about the Congressional Artwork Competition, click one of the following links: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

POSTED: 02/28/15 at 8:24 am. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment, News