Entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition are being accepted by Congressman Shimkus’ Office from high school students in the 15th District now though April 28.
“This is an annual competition that we are pleased to participate in,” Shimkus said. “The winning artwork from my district will be displayed in Washington, DC, in a tunnel that connects the Cannon House Office Building to the Capitol. Hundreds of staff and visitors will see the artwork each day.”
Some acceptable art mediums include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photographs, computer-generated art, and mixed media. Additionally, work must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by four inches with the frame, cannot weigh more than 15 pounds, and must be original.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and finalists will also have their work displayed on the Congressman’s website and Facebook page. The wining artist will be invited to participate in a ceremony in Washington and Southwest Airlines will them, as a guest, to DC for free.
Art teachers or participants should contact Jenny Pruitt at 618-252-8271 or via email at Jenny.Pruitt@mail.house.gov, for more information.