Congressional High School Art Exhibition
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music, & Theatre is proud to host An Artistic Discovery, the United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia’s First Congressional District in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious US District Congressional Award. Winners of the 2011 and 2012 competition are posted to the right.
The Congressional Art Competition is held annually and is a unique opportunity in which a US Congressman or Congresswoman is able to showcase the artistic talents of high school students within his/her district, thereby acknowledging the nation's gifted young artists. The winning entry from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressman/ as well as their staff members.
This year’s exhibition will be on display at Armstrong’s Fine Arts Gallery from February 11 through February 22. An awards ceremony and closing reception is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, from 2 - 3:00 pm. The winning Congressional work will represent the 1st Congressional district in an exhibition in Washington, D.C. for one year.
All high schools in the 1st Georgia Congressional District of Congressman Jack Kingston (District 1) are eligible to submit up to 14 student works per art teacher. Each student is allowed no more than two entries. If a school has more than one art teacher, each art teacher may submit up to 14 works.
Entries will be submitted digitally and juried without delivering the actual work to the university gallery. Works will be submitted on-line by the art teacher (s) from schools wishing to participate. The deadline for entries will be midnight on Thursday, January 17. Jurying will take place over the weekend and notification of works accepted will be given to teachers by email by Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Accepted works will be due in the Armstrong Gallery by 6 pm on Wednesday, February 6. Work that has been copied from another source (such as a drawing from a published photograph) or work that has been submitted in previous years will be pre-juried out of the exhibition. A local art professional has been selected to choose approximately 65 works to be hung in the show and to select the award winners.