|2013 Congressional Art Competition - "An Artistic Discovery"
ALL ENTRIES MUST HAVE A PATRIOTIC THEME (No other entries will be accepted)
The competition is open to high school students in U.S. District 8 only, which includes all of Brevard and Indian River Counties and a small part of Orange County. Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each piece can be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4”, including the frame (framing is not required). Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs. Accepted media as follows: Oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers (it is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed); collage lithographs, silkscreen, block prints; mixed media, computer-generated art; and photography. Artwork will be displayed on easels (stiff backing recommended).
Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo (other than the student’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).
This year’s winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., and artwork by the first and second runners up will be put on display in Congressman Posey’s Washington and Florida offices, respectively. First, second and third place winning artwork must be available for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to the students earlier. Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes. There will also be three honorable mention awards (one in each District 8 county: Brevard, Indian River and Orange). Students may take honorable mention artwork home directly after the Awards Program on April 20. Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission. In accordance with this policy, artwork depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.
Intent to Apply Application Due Date: Friday, April 15, 2013
Artwork entry “intent” information should be sent to Director of Community Relations, Mrs. Pam Gillespie, no later than Friday, April 15. Teachers or home school students should complete and submit an Exhibit Inventory Form (attached) to Pam Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 321-639-8595. You can obtain a form by contacting Pam Gillespie at 321-632-1776 or toll free at 1-888-681-1776.
Artwork Label Form
Exhibit Inventory Form
Submission Drop Off Dates: April 8-18 at 3 locations (listed below) or Saturday, April 20, 2013 –11:00 -Noon
Student’s entry artwork must be present at the event at the BCC Planetarium, Cocoa. Artwork entries will be accepted between April 8-18 at 3 locations: Brevard Cultural Alliance offices in Government Center in Viera (321) 690-6817; or Rep. Posey’s Vero (772) 226-1701 or Titusville (321) 383-6090 offices. Please call to make arrangements to drop off or bring the artwork the morning of April 20 between 11:00am and Noon to BCC Planetarium, Cocoa. No exceptions or extensions will be made, so please prepare to submit your work on time! Entries must be accompanied by your completed Label Form (attached). Students, families and teachers are invited to view exhibits on display at BCC Planetarium from11:00am-2:00pm on April 20, 2013.
Congressional Art Show Exhibition: Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 11:00am-2:00pm
The event is free and open to the public. Student artwork will be set up, displayed and judged at BCC Planetarium the day of the Congressional Art Show Exhibition. We invite all students, families, teachers and the general public to view this celebration of the great artistic talent of our local high school students. There will be hors d’oeuvres during the exhibition, followed by a short recognition program beginning at 1:00pm, culminating in the announcement of the winners of An Artistic Discovery.
Exhibition Opening in Washington D.C. – mid June (final date not finalized yet)
Each year there is an event for the unveiling of the student artwork from all across the nation. The winning student will be invited to this forum and to visit Congressman Posey in Washington, D.C. (Travel will be provided to the winner from each Congressional District)
Printable Version of Competition Guidelines
The 2013 Congressional Art Competition is Presented by Congressman Bill Posey in Coordination with Brevard Cultural Alliance and BCC Planetarium