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Congressman Buck McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is still seeking submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. High school students (grades 9th – 12th) who are residents of the California 25th District are encouraged to enter and share their creativity with the local community.
“It just provides an opportunity for everybody, and it gives us, as local store owners, the ability to participate in the community. We’ve hosted it for a number of years now,” said Randy Burzynski, who is co-owner of Fast Frame with his wife, Rose-Marie.
McKeon said he enjoys taking in the work as he strolls the halls of the Capitol, where the winning work is displayed.
“I’ve been amazed by the remarkable talent that I have seen from our local students over the years for this competition,” McKeon said. “The winning submission is put on display in our Capitol tunnel for all to see when they come to visit and I always enjoy seeing the artwork displayed as I walk to the Capitol. I am looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”
Burzynski said the competition also is a great opportunity to look at artwork and creativity from students as far as away as the Antelope Valley and local Hart district students, as well.
“One thing stands out, that the kids have the creativity and the imagination that they have, and then they have the ability to execute in the medium that they’re working on,” he said.
He added that he also enjoys displaying the nominees on two walls that he clears space for to put up some of the more imaginative student entries.
The winner of the CA 25th District competition will have their work displayed in the United States Capitol in June following the local exhibit and judging to be held on Thursday May 9, 2013 in Valencia, California. Please check back for updated information and please feel free to call 661-254-2111 if you have any questions.
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