Congressional Art Competition
2013 Artistic Discovery Art Competition
I am pleased to announce that the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina will be participating in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery, the Congressional high school art competition that encourages and recognizes the rich artistic talents of our nation’s young people. The competition is open to all high school students who reside, attend school or are enrolled in an art program in the 12th Congressional District (you may verify that your school or residence is in the 12th Congressional District at http://www.app.sboe.state.nc.us/webapps/redistrict/NCRedistrictMapSingle.html?2468608,,Congressional,2011). A copy of the competition guidelines, Student Information and Release Form and Artwork Log-In Form may be downloaded from below. The Student Information and Release Form as well as the Artwork Log-In Form MUST be submitted with the student’s artwork. Please be mindful that the information on the forms is used for certificates and possibly for scholarship awards, therefore, incomplete forms will not be accepted. Instructions on where and when to submit artwork can also be downloaded from below.
I am excited that Waterworks Visual Arts Center (123 East Liberty Street, Salisbury, NC 28144) will host the reception for this year’s competition, Saturday, May 4 at 12:00 noon. Teachers as well as students and their families who plan to attend the reception should RSVP no later than April 27. Our distinguished panel of judges includes Gordon James, professional artist/arts educator, Juan Logan, professional artist/arts educator and Juie Rattley, III, professional artist/arts educator. Students who submit entries are invited to come to Waterworks Visual Arts Center prior to the reception between 10:00 and 11:30 AM May 4 to receive a personal critique of their work. This is a great opportunity for young, up and coming artists to interact one on one with professional artists. Space is limited for the individual critiques, therefore, students who wish to take advantage of this opportunity MUST RSVP no later than April 27 to set up a time to meet with one of the judges.
The winning entry, which will be announced during the May 4 reception, will be displayed, along with winning entries from across the nation, for one year in the Cannon Tunnel to the U. S. Capitol. The winning student and a guest will be invited to attend a Congressional reception to honor this year’s student winners. This student will also become eligible to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship. The 2nd and 3rd place entries will be displayed in my Washington, D.C. office and the two honorable mention entries will be displayed in my district offices. Every participant will receive a Congressional certificate of recognition. Additional prizes will also be presented during the May 4 reception.
The 2012 winning entry, Breaking Free, a color pencil drawing by Jobana Trujillo Reyna, who was a student at Career Center High School in Winston-Salem, NC, is currently hanging in the Cannon Tunnel to the U. S. Capitol. Enjoy the photo gallery of the 12th Congressional District 2012 art competition event below. You can view the 2012 winning entries from each state at http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/ or http://conginst.org/art-competition/.Student Information and Release Form
Teachers viewing the student exhibit.
2012 winner announced.
Mel posing with the winner.
Judges viewing the exhibit.