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Rep. Barber sponsors art contest

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TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - Congressman Ron Barber is inviting Southern Arizona high school students to enter an art contest.

The winner of "An Artistic Discovery" will have their piece exhibited in the halls of the capitol building for next year alongside winners from other congressional districts across the nation. The winning student will also fly to Washington to see the opening of the exhibition this spring.

All high school students in the 2nd Congressional District are eligible to take part.

Artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 to Barber's office in Tucson at 3945 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 211 or to the Sierra Vista Office at 77 Calle Portal, Suite B-160.

Artwork entered in the contest can be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches by 4 inches, including the frame. It can weigh no more than 15 pounds.

The artwork 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 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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

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