Thursday, March 8, 2012

READER SERVICES Students sought for art competition

STOCKTON - Congressman Dennis Cardoza, D-Atwater, is inviting high school students in the 18th Congressional District to enter the annual Congressional Art Competition. Winners' work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Each member of Congress chooses one grand prize winner from his or her district.

The winning artist and one guest will be invited to a summer Capitol Hill awards ceremony.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. April 20 to one of Cardoza's district offices. His Stockton office is at 401 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 109.

All submissions will be on public display at the San Joaquin County Law Library, 20 N. Sutter St., Stockton. The winning artwork will be announced during a public reception hosted by Cardoza from 2 to 4 p.m. May 6 at the Law Library. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges convened by Cardoza that includes professional artists and gallery curators.

Artwork must be a two-dimensional piece such as a painting, drawing, print, photograph, mixed media or collage. Dimensions must be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches including frame, although no frame is required. The artwork must reflect life in the Central Valley.

Entry forms and more details are available at area high schools or at Cardoza's district office. Information: (209) 946-0361.

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