|Students can enter work in Congressional Art Competition|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:13|
The 2014 Congressional Art Competition is open for entries by high school students, who can 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 Congressman Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green. "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 will be announced at a reception held in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on May 3.
The overall winner will have 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 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 artwork is April 2.
Applicants can drop off their application and artwork at one of the following district offices: 1045 N. Main St., suite 6, in Bowling Green; 101 Clinton St., suite 1200, Defiance, or F318 Dorney Plaza, room 302, Findlay.
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, visit http://latta.house.gov/constituentservices/congressional-art-competition.htm. Additional rules and guidelines can also be found at http://latta.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2014_Art_Competition_Guidelines.pdf>.
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