Art Competition

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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. To learn more about the competition in the 3rd District, download the official flyer.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 3rd District, which includes all or portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties. (To find out if you are a resident of the 3rd District, go to http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.) The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The deadline for 2015 is Friday, April 24th. Submissions must be dropped off with a completed Sudent Information and Release Form (linked here) at one of Congressman Garamendi's District Offices:

Davis District Office
412 G Street

Fairfield District Office
1261 Travis Blvd., Suite 130

Yuba City District Office
795 Plumas Street

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition please call my Davis Office at 530-753-5301 or submit the following form to my Davis Office.

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