I am pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for high school students! We are now accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, which is open to all high school students in the 52nd Congressional District.
As a former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and a leader in the Murals of La Jolla effort, I am excited about our third year of providing this amazing opportunity. It is a chance to not only celebrate and showcase the artistic talent and creativity of students in San Diego, Coronado, and Poway, but also encourage students to explore their creativity in a way that will foster a lifelong love of the arts.
I have asked local leaders in the arts community to serve on the judging panel to select this year’s winner - who will be invited to spend a day with me in Washington, D.C. This trip will celebrate the unveiling of the 2016 student artwork exhibition where his or her piece will be hung in our Nation’s Capitol for one full year. It was a wonderful experience to join last year’s winner, Carolyn Chu, at the reception where her work was revealed, so I highly encourage students of all artistic talent to participate.
I look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing the original work of emerging artists throughout our community. If you have any questions about the competition or submission guidelines please contact Kiera Galloway in my San Diego office at 858-455-5550.
Scott H. Peters
Member of Congress
Details About Art Submission
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please note that all work must be delivered to our San Diego District Office at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92121 on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by 4:00 PM with a completed Student Release Form.
The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Art works entered in the contest can be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. The artwork may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
Again, all work must be delivered to our San Diego District Office at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92121 by Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by 4:00 PM with a completed Student Release Form.
For more information, contact my San Diego Office at 858-455-5550.