The deadline for high school students to submit artwork to the 2014 Congressional Art Competition is April 21.
For nine years, Congressman Buck McKeon has invited high school students across the 25th District to submit their best works of art for the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored locally by KHTS AM-1220 and hosted by FastFrame in Valencia.
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Every year, one winner is selected from each congressional district to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building for an entire year, and the winning artists are recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.
The deadline for submitting artwork this year is Monday, April 21, and a winner will be selected during a reception at FastFrame on Wednesday, April 30.
The competition is only open to students in grades 9-12.
The following locations are currently accepting submissions: FastFrame Valencia, McKeon’s Palmdale Office and the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Art pieces must be two-dimensional and conform to the official guidelines.
Artwork must be two-dimensional.
- Each piece can be no larger than 28”x28”x4” – including the frame.
- Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
- Work entered must be original.
- All work submitted must be framed or have reinforced backing and be ready to hang on the exhibition wall.
The full rules and submission guidelines are available here.
The following types of art media are accepted.
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- 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, etc.
- Computer generated art
Several SCV students have won the 25th District competition in the past, including Yeon Whan Yoon and Laura Peskay from Hart High School, Marissa Embola from Saugus High School and Tyler Recchia and Lindsey Bos from Valencia High School.
Michaela Jenkins, 17, of Palmdale, won last year, with her portrait “Heritage.”
Fastframe Co-owner Randy Burzynski said that they have hosted the competition for at least four years and that he has enjoyed seeing the art pieces that the students come up with.
“We have quite an abundance of talent here in the valley,” he said.
For more information about the competition and how to submit artwork, contact Heather Duncan with McKeon’s Santa Clarita office at 661-254-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Source: Santa Clarita News