Woodall Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines

Mar 9, 2012 Issues: District Outreach, Education
Rep. Woodall with 2011 Art Competition Entrants
Woodall Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA— Congressman Rob Woodall (R- Lawrenceville) would like to invite high school art students in the Seventh Congressional District to participate in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.  The winner will be invited to attend the 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery Opening Exhibition on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the U.S. Capitol, where his or her work will be displayed in the hall leading from the U.S. House office buildings to the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“One of the greatest privileges I have experienced in the past year as a Member of Congress is working with our youth as they pursue their dreams.  Be it a student editorial board or student town hall meetings, the academy nomination process or high school art competition, I am always encouraged by the commitment and optimism of our young citizens,” Woodall said.

He continued, “The Congressional Art Competition affords our young and talented students the opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol—a global symbol of freedom.  This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Submissions from this year’s Seventh Congressional District Art Competition will be on display at the Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts beginning Tuesday, April 10, 2012, and will conclude there with an awards ceremony honoring the participants on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 1:30PM.  Among other awards, the first through third place winners will win scholarships to the Atlanta Art Institute.

 Guidelines:

· Entries must be submitted to Rep. Woodall’s Lawrenceville office by Friday March 30, 2012.

· Entrants must be high school students of public, private, or home schools located in Georgia’s Seventh District.

· Artwork must be no larger than 28 x 28 inches (including the frame) and no more than four inches in depth and no more than 15 pounds.

· Entries must fall within the following categories: paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolor); drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, etc.); prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints); collage (must be two-dimensional); computer generated art; or photography.

· Each entry must be an original concept and cannot violate U.S. copyright laws.

Last year’s winner was Michelle Partogi of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, who painted a graphic commentary on the Jewish Holocaust. 

The final decision regarding the suitability of all artwork for the 2012 Congressional Art Competition exhibition in the Capitol will be made by a panel of qualified persons chaired by the Architect of the Capitol. 

For more information and a copy of the entry form visit http://woodall.house.gov/ or contact Congressman Woodall’s Gwinnett Office at (770) 232-3005.

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