Solano County

Congressional art competition open to high school students

By From page A4 | April 03, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Local entries for the U.S. House of Representative’s Artistic Discovery Contest will be accepted through the end of this month.

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, welcomes high school students who live in the 3rd Congressional District to submit their original artwork for judging by a panel of local artists assembled by his office.

The winner’s artwork is featured at a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from other congressional districts throughout the nation. The winner and a chaperone will also receive a pair of complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C., for a ceremonial unveiling of the artwork, courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

Submissions for the Congressional Art Competition may be paintings, including oil, acrylic or watercolor; drawings, including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and markers; photography; collage; computer-generated art; mixed media; and prints, including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints. Artwork may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches in size, including the frame, and up to 4 inches in depth.

Students do not have to be enrolled in an art class to submit their work.

The 3rd Congressional District includes all or portions of Solano, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

For an entry form, visit http://garamendi.house.gov and follow the link labeled How Can I Help. Submissions and entry forms may be dropped off at the Fairfield district office, 609 Jefferson St. The deadline is April 29.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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