Ohio's 16th District Rep. Jim Renacci is looking for the next great artist. Renacci is encouraging Westlake High School students in the district to enter pieces of art to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
"I encourage all interested high school age students to consider submitting a piece, and I look forwarding to seeing all of the excellent entries we get from the talented artists we have the 16th District," Renacci said in a press release. "Picking a winner will no doubt be a challenge."
The winning piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit will also include artwork from other winners nationwide. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. Eligible types of art include:
• Paintings - including oil, acrylics and watercolor
• Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
• Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints
• Mixed Media
• Computer Generated Art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
All artwork must be delivered to Renacci's Wadsworth office, 1 Park Center Dr., Suite 302, by March 22. The winner will be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 4.
The program began in 1982 as an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.