UALR will host the 2nd Congressional District High School Art Competition May 13 through June 4. Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) will announce the winner at a reception at 5:30 p.m. May 14 in the UALR Galleries located at the Fine Arts Building.
Each year, the U.S. Congress sponsors the Congressional Art Competition. Students compete in a regional contest, and the overall winning piece of art from each congressional district is displayed in a national exhibit located along a pedestrian walkway leading to the U.S. Capitol Building.
High school students who live in the district are eligible for the competition. UALRâ€™s Department of Art will administer and judge the competition.
The winner will receive free airline travel to attend a June 17 reception in Washington, D.C., as well as a complimentary custom framing from a local professional.
Entries not chosen as the winner will be featured in a monthly exhibit at UALRâ€™s Gallery III on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building from May 13 through June 4.
For more information regarding the Congressional Art Contest, contact Jamaal Lampkin in Snyderâ€™s Little Rock office at 501-324-5941. For more information regarding the UALR Galleries, contact Brad Cushman, gallery director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.