Talented art students in the Scottsboro City and Jackson County School Systems are encouraged to enter the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.  This is an annual competition sponsored by members of the United States House of Representations. 

Congressman Mo Brooks, who represents our district, would like to see many students submit their work.  The deadline is Feb. 10.

This Congressional Art Competition known as An Artistic Discovery is open to all high school students in the Fifth District.  It is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation.  The work of the overall winner of our district will be displayed for one year in Washington, D.C.

Categories include paintings of oil, acrylics, and watercolors; drawings of pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers; collage; prints of lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints; mixed media; computer generated art;  and photography.

Entry forms may be obtained from Laura E. Smith at the Huntsville Museum of Art. She may be contacted at the Museum each weekday from 8:30-5:30, by calling 256-535-6372, or at  www.hsvmuseum.org

The Museum is located at 300 Church Street South in Huntsville.

Artwork and entry forms must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Museum by the deadline.  Students who are unable to transport their artwork to the museum are encouraged to contact District Field Representative Kathy Murry.  Her contact information is 256-551-0190 and Kathy.murray@mail.house.gov

If students need her assistance, she should be contacted no later than Feb. 5 to make arrangements to pick up the artwork and transport it to the museum.

In addition to the Best in Show winner, there will be honorable mentions.  One honorable mention winner’s work will be displayed for a year in Congressman Brooks’ Capitol Hill office and another will be on display in the district office for a year.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m., with a special ceremony at the Museum.

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