MARIETTA - U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, announced that high school students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio residing in the 6th Congressional District can participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
The winning artist will be invited to Washington, D.C., for a national reception, and have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Johnson's Marietta, Salem, Cambridge, Ironton, or Washington, D.C. offices. All high school students living in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio are eligible to enter, regardless of where they attend school: public, private, home school or online school.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio," said Johnson. "I have been very impressed by the spectacular artwork submitted the last two years by the talented students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, and I would put the artistic talents of those in our region up against any in the country. I look forward to seeing all of this year's entries, and proudly displaying their work in my district offices and in the U.S. Capitol."
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and features artwork from students in nearly every congressional district in the country.
All artwork must be no larger than 28 by 28 by 4, including the frame, and can weigh no more than 15 pounds. The artwork should be original in design, concept and execution. Acceptable media are:
* Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor.
* Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers.
* Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints.
* Mixed media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor.
* Computer-generated art.
Full guidelines can be found at: billjohnson.house.gov/constituentservices/artcompetition2013.htm
Submissions are due by April 25, and can either be mailed or delivered in person to Johnson's Marietta Office (246 Front St.,), Salem Office (192 East State St.), Cambridge Office (116 Southgate Parkway) or Ironton Office (202 Park Ave., Suite C). The top submissions will be selected by a three-person panel of experts and winners will be notified the first week of May.
For more information, contact Ben Keeler in the Marietta District Office at (740) 376-0868.