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Latta Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) today announced the opening of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, encouraging high school students in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the chance to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District,” said Latta. “I encourage all high school students to submit their artwork this year and look forward to seeing our district’s artwork on display in the United States Capitol.”

All artwork will be on display at the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery in the University of Findlay’s Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion from April 27 through May 2. The winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition will be announced at a reception held in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on Saturday, May 2. The overall winner will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside the artwork from other nationwide contestants. In addition, three honorable mentions will also be announced and displayed in Congressman Latta’s district offices.

Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collage: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums, such as pencil, ink, etc.
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

The deadline for students to submit their artwork is Wednesday, April 1. Applicants can drop off their application and artwork at one of the Congressman’s district offices located in:

Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512

Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840

District staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To arrange a pick-up time, contact Congressman Latta’s office toll-free at (800) 541-6446.

For more information about the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, click here. Additional rules and guidelines can also be found here.

To share the Congressman’s attached graphic with information about the Congressional Artwork Competition, click one of the following links: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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