Furthering his support for arts education and the state’s arts community, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) recently announced details of his Rhode Island Second Congressional District 2013 High School Art Competition.
High school students who reside within district boundaries qualify to compete for the grand prize of a trip to Washington, D.C., a scholarship offer and the honor of having their work hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June. Submissions must meet the below guidelines, which are also available online at http://langevin.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition.
Information forms from interested students are requested by March 15. Artwork must be submitted by April 5 to the Congressman’s District Office at 300 Centerville Road, Suite 200 South, Warwick, RI 02886.
“I have always been proud of our state’s vibrant arts community and this contest is a wonderful opportunity to encourage our youth to pursue their artistic talents and ensure Rhode Island continues to excel in this area,” Langevin said in a statement. He has hosted a contest each year since he took office. “I look forward to seeing more outstanding submissions this year and thank the members of our panel from Providence’s New Urban Arts for taking on the difficult task of choosing a winner.”
Last year’s winner was Giulia Davis of Cranston High School East for her “Series of Self Portraits.” The acrylic painting is now exhibited in the Cannon tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading to the U.S. Capitol, alongside artwork from high school students from around the country.