"The Artistic Discovery Contest"... Thank you note
Thank you to all the participants and staff in attendance of the awards ceremony sponsored by District 20 - Congressman Joaquin Castro and Dr. Ricardo Romo, president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The event was a success and a group of very talented high school students were honored for their outstading artistic work. Numerous entries were evaluated and the top winners were awarded certificates of participation and gifts. A trip to Washington DC was awarded to the first prize winner where the winning art piece will be exhibit at the White House for a year.
It has been an honor for me to have been selected two consecutive years as a judge and I wish all of the participants a bright and prosperous future. The ceremony was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the UTSA Downtown Gallery.
by Giselle Diaz
ART COMPETITION DETAILS: Excert from Castro.house.gov
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 20th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact the office of Congressman Joaquin Castro (210) 348-8216.