April 6, 2001

Entries Sought From High School Artists for Congressional Art Competition

The winning student will fly to Washington, D.C. for national exhibition

Congressman Bob Filner is encouraging all high school art students in his district to pick up their paint brushes, sketch pads or cameras and begin creating a winning work of art to enter in the 50th District's Congressional Art Competition —An Artistic Discovery 2001.

The annual competition is open to high school students in the 50th Congressional District. (Exceptions are made for 7th and 8th graders who attend a 7-12 school.) Runners up will win art supplies, museum passes and museum memberships.

Categories are:

Paintings (watercolor, oil, acrylic.)

Collage (must be two-dimensional)

Mixed Media

Computer Graphics (CD covers, advertisements)

Photography (color or black and white)

"As a former educator and strong supporter of the arts, it brings me great pride to again sponsor the Congressional Art Competition for the 50th Congressional District this year," Congressman Filner said. "I encourage all eligible young artists to submit an entry!"

The new deadline for entries is Monday, April 30, 2001. Interested students should see their art teacher or principal for an entry form. Each piece must be no larger than 32 inches by 32 inches when framed and no more than four inches in depth. Each entry must be an original concept and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. An attached form must be signed by the teacher and student to certify originality of the piece. Framing is not required.

Eligible schools are: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, A.L.B.A., Bonita Vista, Castle Park, Chula Vista, Crawford, Eastlake, Gompers, Hilltop, Hoover, Lincoln, Marian Catholic, Mar Vista, Montgomery, Morse, Palomar, San Diego High, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Southwest, St. Augustine, Sweetwater, Twain Jr./Sr. High, Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

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