High school art contest announced

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy invites students in the 23rd District to enter the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

The deadline to submit art, accepted in a variety of media and subject matter, will be Friday, April 13, at McCarthy’s Bakersfield office.

Each work of art must be an original concept, two-dimensional and no larger than 26 by 26 inches (measurement should allow for framing) and 4 inches in depth. Paintings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, etc.), computer-generated art, photography, drawings, collages and prints (lithographs, silk screens, monotypes, woodcuts and intaglio methods) are acceptable.

The winning entry from each district will be displayed in a corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winner of the overall competition will receive roundtrip airline tickets to travel to the exhibit opening in Washington, D.C., in June.

Awards will also be given to those who place first, second and third in the following categories —photography, computer-generated media and other media.

All artwork will be exhibited to the public at an awards reception on Friday, May 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Metro Galleries, 1604 19th Street in Bakersfield.

To learn more call 661-327-3611 or any high school art department in the district.

Story First Published: 2018-04-06