High school students in Lodi and the rest of the 11th Congressional District are invited to participate in the 2012 congressional art competition, which is part of a nationwide effort to showcase student artistic talent.
The winning artwork from each congressional district will be displayed in a busy corridor that leads to the U.S. Capitol, used daily by members of Congress and visitors to Washington, D.C.
In addition, 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-, thirdand fourth-place winners will have their work displayed in one of Rep. Jerry McNerney's three offices, in Stockton, Pleasanton and Washington.
- Artwork must be two-dimensional.
- Each piece can be no larger than 28-by-28-by-4 inches, including the frame.
- Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.
- Acceptable media for artwork are oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; pastel, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal and ink drawings; collage; lithographs, silkscreen and block prints; computer-generated art; photography; and mixed media (use of more than two medias such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.).
Artwork is due by April 27 at either of McNerney's district offices — 2222 Grand Canal Blvd., Suite 7, Stockton, CA 95207; and 5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 175, Pleasanton, CA 94588.
Students and teachers may contact Cheri Clasen at McNerney's Pleasanton office, 925-737-0727, for further guidelines and information.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.