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High school artists wanted for Congressional Art Competition

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2013 Winning artwork from Johanna Crepea 'The Raven' (Source: https://barber.house.gov) 2013 Winning artwork from Johanna Crepea 'The Raven' (Source: https://barber.house.gov)
2013 Grand Prize winner Johanna Crepea, Sonoran Science Academy with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (Source: https://barber.house.gov) 2013 Grand Prize winner Johanna Crepea, Sonoran Science Academy with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (Source: https://barber.house.gov)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Congressional Art Competition is looking for talented high school artists. 

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is asking all high school age artists, living in the second district, to submit their best artwork for consideration in this nationwide competition. 

Artwork submissions can be paintings (oil, acrylic, or watercolor); drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink or markers); a collage, prints (lithographs, silkscreen or block prints); mixed media; computer-generated art; and photography.  They must be no larger than 28" x 28" x 4" (including the frame) and weigh no more than 15 pounds.  All entries must be original in concept, design and execution, according to a release from U.S. Rep. Ron Barber's office.

The winner will be flown (with a parent or legal guardian) to Washington D.C. for a presentation and to see their artwork hung in the Capitol Building next to past winners.

Artwork can be submitted from now until March 24 at 5 p.m. to either of Barber's offices – Tucson (3945 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Ste. 211) or Sierra Vista (77 Calle Portal, Ste. B-160). 

Competition is open to all high school age students, including home-schooled that are living in the Second District.  Students can confirm that they are in the Second District by going online to www.house.gov and entering their zip code in the upper right hand corner.   

Since its beginning in 1982 more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in this nationwide art competition. 

For more information on the contest go online to www.barber.house.gov/services/art-competition.

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