REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR 2012 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 20 | Arts & Culture
WASHINGTON, D.C. – High school students in California’s 1st Congressional District are reminded that the deadline to participate in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition is Friday, April 20. The winning artwork from Rep. Thompson’s district will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. In addition, the grand prize winner will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony in June.
Each year, the Congressional Art Competition showcases the artistic talents and abilities of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Local high schools can submit their artwork to any of Congressman Thompson’s district offices:
- 317 3rd St., Suite 1, Eureka, CA 95501
- 430 North Franklin St., PO Box 2208, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
- 1040 Main St., Suite 101, Napa, CA 94559
- 712 Main St., Suite 101, Woodland, CA 95695
Guidelines for the Congressional Art Competition include the following:
- Artwork must be two-dimensional.
- Each piece can be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep), including the frame.
- Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
- Acceptable media for artwork are as follows:
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two medias such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Computer-Generated Art
- All submissions must be accompanied by a completed Student Information/Release Form (PDF).
Students and teachers interested in the Congressional Art Competition may contact Lindsay Righter in Congressman Thompson’s Humboldt office at (707) 269-9595 for further guidelines and information. (Complete guidelines are also available here: 2012 Art Competition Guidelines for Students (PDF)).
Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and portions of Sonoma and Yolo counties. He is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rep. Thompson is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus.
Source: Office of Congressman Mike Thompson