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Newsfront - March 20, 2009

Congress looking for two-dimensional art

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) is looking for a few talented artists to take part in the 2009 11th Congressional District Art Competition. The competition is part of the nationwide annual Congressional Art Competition intended to showcase the artistic talents and abilities of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

Each Member of Congress hosts a competition among high school students in his or her district. The winning artwork from each district is then featured in a display in the busy corridor that connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol, used daily by Members of Congress and visitors to Washington, D.C. The winning entrant will be flown with a guest to Washington, D.C., to attend an awards ceremony June 24.

The contest is open to all high school students who reside in the 11th Congressional District. The piece must be two dimensional and can be no larger than 30 inches high, 30 inches wide and 4 inches deep, including the frame. Pieces can be submitted in several categories. All artwork is due by May 1.

For more information on the contest, contact Cheri Clasen in McNerney's Pleasanton office at 737-0727.