Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Solish, 202-226-8373, Barb.Solish@mail.house.gov
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), co-chair of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, today announced the start of this year’s competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” This nationwide high school art competition recognizes the artistic talents of each Congressional district. Since 1982 more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
“Every year, we have the honor of recognizing home-grown talent through the annual Congressional Art Competition,” said Sanchez. “We will be looking for a piece that captures the culture and vibrant life in Orange County. I am excited to see how each student interprets this year’s theme, ‘An Artistic Discovery,’ and translates it into a unique piece of artwork.”
Students are encouraged to submit an original artistic piece that reflects the theme for this year’s competition, which is “An Artistic Discovery.” The winning artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, along with winning pieces from other Congressional districts, and the winning artist will receive two plane tickets to visit Washington, D.C., for an unveiling ceremony for all the winners. The first place winner will also be awarded a college scholarship to an art institution.
Final submissions, including the completed Student Entry and Release Form, must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2014, to the Congresswoman’s District Office between the hours of 8:30 am- 5:30 pm. The forms are available at http://lorettasanchez.house.gov/congressional-art-competition.
If you have any questions, please contact Beatriz Mendoza in the district office at (714) 621-0102 or by e-mail at Beatriz.Mendoza@mail.house.gov or Jacquelyn Gonzalez in the Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2965 or by e-mail at Jacquelyn.Gonzalez@mail.house.gov.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.
2014 Congressional Art Competition:
We will be looking for a piece that captures the culture and vibrant life in Orange County.
We are excited to see how each student interprets their ideas of Orange County and translates it into their own unique piece of artwork.
Submitted Artwork Guidelines:
- Must be 2 dimensional.
- Due to some artwork being abstract, please indicate on the back of the piece the top andbottom of the artwork. (This will help indicate how to appropriately hang the artwork.)
- Accepted mediums are as follows:
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Computer-generated art
- Submitted artwork may be no larger than 28”x28”x4”, including the frame
- Artwork cannot weight more than 15 pounds
How to Enter:
In order to enter into the Art Competition, applicants must:
- Review the 2014 Student/Teacher Guidelines
- Fill out a 2014 Student-Information Release Form
- Complete the Art Submission Checklist prior to submitting your final work
Selection of Winners:
Students will submit their entries to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s District Office for judging by local artists and art professionals. We will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
The 1st place winner will receive the following:
1st Place Winner:
The 1st place winner will receive two (2) roundtrip tickets to Washington D.C.to attend an awards ceremony and will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year. They will also be invited to a congratulatory award ceremony in the district in California.
The 1st place winner will also receive a scholarship/award to an art institution.
2nd and 3rd Place Winners:
2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a Congressional Certificate of recognition and will be invited to a congratulatory awards ceremony in the district in California.
The 2nd place winner will also receive a congressional award.
The 3rd place winner will also receive a congressional award.
Deadline and Submission Information:
All artwork must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2014 to the Congresswoman’s District Office between the hours of 8:30 am- 5:30 pm.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, District Office
12397 Lewis Street
Garden Grove, California 92840
If you have any questions, please contact Beatriz Mendoza in the district office at (714) 621-0102 or by e-mail at Beatriz.Mendoza@mail.house.gov or Jacquelyn Gonzalez in the Washington D.C. office at (202) 225-2965 or by e-mail at Jacquelyn.Gonzalez@mail.house.gov.