U.S. Representative Tim Bishop and the East End Arts Council have invited high school art students throughout the 1st Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
The contest is open to all high school students in Brookhaven, Smithtown and the five East End towns. The winning artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., along with other works from around the country.
All student artwork will be displayed in an exhibit in the Lyceum Gallery at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead on April 5 and 6. An awards presentation is planned for April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery. Mr. Bishop will recognize each student and present him or her with a certificate before announcing the winners.
The East End Arts Council will curate the exhibit. First, second and third places, and honorable mentions, will be selected by artist Anna Jurinich, the contest judge. All artwork, except the winning entry, which will travel to Washington, will be returned to the students after the exhibit closes on April 6.
Interested student artists should coordinate their submission with their art teachers as soon as possible, as the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 29. For more information, teachers should contact Jane Finalborgo of Rep. Bishop’s office at 259-8450.