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Congressman Kevin McCarthy hosts Congressional Art Competition for local high school students

Posted: 3:36 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 22:36:05Z
Kevin McCarthy

Bakersfield Congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) is inviting high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2019 Annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition for high school students.

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

The deadline for submission is Monday, April 15, 2019. Entries will be accepted at 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 winner of the overall competition will receive three round-trip airline tickets to travel to the exhibit opening in Washington, D.C. in June. Additional 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.

The artwork must be an original concept, two dimensional and no larger than 26" x 26" and 4" in depth. Paintings, computer generated art, photography, drawings, collages and prints are acceptable.

All artwork will be exhibited to the public at an awards reception on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Metro Galleries located at 910 18th Street in Bakersfield.