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Art Competition

The 2015 Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery” is underway!  I enjoy the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent from Oregon’s Second District and hope that your students will be able to participate.

Dakota Thornton of Mountain View High School won last year’s Congressional Art Competition for his artwork “No Longer a Mill” (above). This piece is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol. 

Thank you to those teachers who have encouraged your students to partake in this competition in years past. For those of you who have not participated before, this nationwide event is a chance for our artistically talented high school students in Oregon to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.   A panel of experts, including industry representatives and art professors, will judge each student’s work and choose the winner and the runners-up.  Besides having your artwork displayed in the 2015 national student art exhibit, the winner also will receive complimentary round-trip airfare for two to visit Washington, D.C., see the exhibit, and attend a reception in honor of their talent.  The runners-up will be recognized locally and have their artwork hung in one of my four district offices, either in Bend, Medford, La Grande, or Hood River.

To enter the contest, students must submit no more than two pieces of artwork and the Student Information & Release Form (attached below) by April 21, 2015. Please email photos of the artwork (JPEG format), along with the student release form to Lizzie Litzow at Elizabeth.litzow@mail.house.gov

Please review the following deadlines:

April 21, 2015- Photos of artwork and the student’s release form needs to be submitted to my office

May 5, 2015– Selection of winning artwork by a panel of judges

June 24, 2015– Congressional Reception held in Washington, D.C. for winner where Oregon’s 2nd District artwork is revealed in the U.S. Capitol

 

All information regarding the 2015 Congressional Art Competition can be found at my website, www.walden.house.gov, under Art Competition. For more information, please contact Lizzie Litzow at Elizabeth.litzow@mail.house.gov or 202-225-6730 with any questions.

I appreciate your assistance in facilitating this year’s competition.  We look forward to seeing the talents of your students in the Second Congressional District and hope to share them with the rest of the nation.

2015 Student Release Form (02/09/1506:02 PM ET )
2015 Rules for Students and Teachers (02/09/1506:01 PM ET )