Students’ artwork could grace U.S. Capitol

February 25, 2011

By Laura Geggel

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 25, 2011

Congressman Dave Reichert invites high school students in the 8th Congressional District to submit their artwork to the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.

“Being in a position to help showcase the talents of young people in our communities is a true privilege of my role as our district’s representative,” Reichert said in a statement. “Each year, I find myself amazed at the effort and quality of work these students produce and I’m confident this year will be no different.”

Since 1982, the winning selection from the 8th District has graced the House of Representatives’ Cannon Building Tunnel in Washington, D.C., for a period of one year.

In 2010, Colton Running, a senior from Tahoma Senior High School, won with his selection, titled “Burning.” An artist from an Issaquah school has yet to win contest.

To apply, download the Student Information & Release Form. The two-dimensional art submissions can be paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art or photography. Learn more about the guidelines at Reichert’s congressional website.

Entries are due by 5 p.m. April 15 at Reichert’s district office, 
2737 78th Ave., S.E., Suite 202, 
Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Call 206-275-3438 or e-mail to learn more.

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One Response to “Students’ artwork could grace U.S. Capitol”

  1. tara N on March 27th, 2011 7:15 pm

    This is a very good idea for making students active with the nation. It makes students feel that they are really a part of the US capitol by giving them this kind of chance and activity that is worth doing. A nice way of letting them know what is really happening and not leaving them behind. Nice article!!!

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