Congressman Barber to host congressional art compeition

Congressman Barber to host congressional art compeition

CREATED Feb 26, 2013

Web Producer: Jessica Canchola

Tucson, AZ (KGUN9-TV)- Southern Arizona high school students are invited by U.S. Rep. Ron Barber to compete in the annual Congressional Art competition.

The competition titled An Artistic Discovery 2013, will have the students winning piece displayed in the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington, where it will be seen by members of Congress and other visitors.

Two airline tickets will also be given to the winning student and an adult family member, so they will be able to fly to Washington for the opening exhibit this spring.

The competition is open to all high school students living in the second Congressional District.

Guidelines for the competition include artwork no larger than 28 by 28 by 4 inches, including frame, and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.

The artwork can be paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. All entries must be original in concept and design.

Since the start of this competition in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved and recognized for their artistic talents.

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