Are you a high school artist? Each spring, George accepts entries for the annual Congressional Arts Contest from students in his congressional district.
As part of the Annual Congressional Arts Contest, high school student artists in his district are invited to submit an original painting, drawing or other art form for the competition. The winning piece is sent to Washington where it shows for a year on Capitol Hill along with art from every congressional district across the country.
The contest is part of the nationwide annual Congressional Art Competition that showcases the artistic talents of students across the country. The winning student and a guest are flown, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to Washington, D.C. to attend a national reception in the early summer. The winner’s artwork is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel running between the Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building and the winning student will have the opportunity to receive an art scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Georgia.
Artwork must be accompanied by the Student Release Form - which will be made available after the annual contest is announced in the spring.
Entries must be original and submitted in one of several categories:
Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints, etc.;
Drawings: colored pencils, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal, etc (it is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed);
Paintings: oil, water colors, etc.;
Mixed Media: use of two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc ink;
Computer Generated Art;
Collage: must be two dimensional
Photography: all types.
All artwork must be framed prior to submission. Artwork in the frame must be no larger than 28 x 28, and 4 inches deep, and weigh no more than 15 pounds including the frame.
For more information, please contact George's office at (925) 602-1880