Friday is the deadline for high school students in the Lodi area and elsewhere in the 11th Congressional District to submit entries for the 2012 National Congressional Art Competition.
Winning artwork from each district is displayed in a busy corridor that leads to the U.S. Capitol, used daily by members of Congress and visitors to Washington, D.C. The grand prize winner from the 11th District will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony in June.
The second-, third- and fourth-place winners will also have their work displayed in one of Rep. Jerry McNerney's three offices, located in Stockton, Pleasanton and Washington, D.C.
Artwork must be two-dimensional; be no larger than 28 inches high, 28 inches wide and 4 inches deep, including the frame; and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.
Artwork may be oil, acrylics, watercolor or other kinds of paintings; pastel, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink or marker drawings; collage; lithograph, silkscreen or block prints; use of more than two media such as pencil, ink and watercolor; computer-generated art; or photography.
Students and teachers interested in participating should contact Cheri Clasen in McNerney's Pleasanton office at 925-737-0727 for further guidelines and information.
Entries may be submitted at McNerney's district office at 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, Stockton, CA 95207; or 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175, Pleasanton, CA 94588.
McNerney will hold an exhibition of all entries on May 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, 1902 Pacific Ave., Stockton. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m.
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