CONGRESSMAN BISHOP INVITES PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN 2016 CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION
ALBANY, GA – On Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:00pm Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) will announce the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition during a reception at the Albany Museum of Art. Places include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, runners up, and the inaugural People’s Choice Award. The reception is open to the public and will feature artwork from all participants in the 2016 competition.
“The young people of Middle and Southwest Georgia possess an artistic brilliance deserving of recognition and reward,” said Congressman Bishop. “The Congressional Art Competition showcases our youth’s exceptional creativity and imagination on a platform the entire nation can enjoy, educating others on the importance of art, and encouraging our young artists to explore their own potential.”
The 1st Place Winner will receive prizes from the Albany Museum of Art; have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings; and will have the unique opportunity to join Congressman Bishop at a national awards reception in Washington D.C.
An inaugural People’s Choice Award will be given to the artist whose work receives the most votes in the form of ‘Facebook likes’. All artwork can be viewed on Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr.’s Facebook page. Voting ends at 12pm on Friday, April 8. To view and vote for the entries, please click here.
Since 1982, the Congressional Institute has sponsored a nationwide high school visual art competition each spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. For more information, please click here.