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Congressman Kevin McCarthy announces high school art competition

Congressman Kevin McCarthy is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2017 annual Congressional Art Competition.

The deadline for students submission is Friday, April 21.

Entries will be accepted at McCarthy's Bakersfield office.

All pieces must be original works of art they also must be two dimensional and no longer than 26 inches by 26 inches.

Acceptable entries include paintings such as oil, watercolor, acrylic, computer generated art, photography, drawings, collages, lithographs, silk screens, monotypes, woodcuts and intaglio methods.

The winner of the event will receive round trip airline tickets to travel to the opening of a exhibit in Washington D.C. in June.

Awards will also be given to those who place first, second and third in the following categories:

  • Photography
  • Computer-generated art
  • Artwork of all mediums


The awards reception will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 11 at the Metro Galleries, 1604 19th St.

For any further information on the contest or its rules, contact McCarthy's Bakersfield office at (661) 327-3611.

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