Thompson Sponsors 2012 Congressional High School Art Competition

Mar 22, 2012 Issues: Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson today announced details for the 2012 Congressional High School Art Competition. The annual nationwide competition, which is sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus and coordinated by individual Members of Congress, is open to all high school students who reside in Pennsylvania's Fifth Congressional District.

"The 2012 Congressional High School Art Competition gives Members of Congress and the public an opportunity to foster and encourage the artistic talents of young Americans," said Representative Thompson.

All entries for the 2012 competition must be received by Friday, April 27th at 5:00 PM.  The judging will take place thereafter at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in DuBois, Pa.  The winning entry will be announced, along with all art displayed, at the Winkler Gallery on Thursday, May 3rd from 4 to 6 P.M.  The winning entries will be exhibited for the next year in a display at the United States Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C.

"This competition affords young artists from around the country the opportunity to showcase their talents along with students from other Congressional Districts from around the nation," Representative Thompson added.

For additional information, please contact Rick Sollman in Thompson’s Bellefonte office via phone (814-353-0215) or via email (rick.sollman@mail.house.gov).  Information can also be accessed by visiting the U.S. House of Representatives website (https://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/).  

Details for the 2012 Congressional High School Art Competition Public Display:

When:

Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 4 to 6 P.M.

Who:

2012 Art Competition Winners

Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson

Where:

Winkler Gallery of Fine Art

36 N. Brady Street in DuBois, Pa.

***Public Encouraged To Attend***

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