McCarthy announces art competition

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

BAKERSFIELD – Congressman Kevin McCarthy is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District (which includes Lancaster, Edwards AFB and Mojave) to compete in the 2013 Annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition.

High school students from portions of Kern, Los Angeles and Tulare counties who reside in the 23rd Congressional District can submit artwork on a wide variety of subjects and mediums.

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 19, 2013. 

Entries will be accepted at Congressman McCarthy’s Bakersfield office.  The winning entry from Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s 23rd Congressional District will be displayed in a corridor leading to the United States Capitol for one year.

The artwork must be an original concept, two dimensional and no larger than 28” x 28” (the measurement should allow for framing) and 4” 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 winner of the overall competition will receive roundtrip airline tickets to travel to the exhibit opening in Washington, D.C. in June.

In addition to the overall winner of the competition, awards will be given to those who place first, second and third in the following three categories: photography, computer generated art, and artwork of all other mediums.

All artwork will be exhibited to the public at Metro Galleries from Tuesday, May 7 through Friday, May 10, concluding with an awards reception from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 10 at Metro Galleries, 1604 19th Street in Bakersfield.

For more information, contact Congressman McCarthy’s Bakersfield office at 661-327-3611 or any high school art department in the 23rd Congressional District.