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February 21, 2013

Students sought for art contest

The Cooperstown Art Association will hosting “An Artistic Discovery,” a Congressional High School Art Competition for Otsego County high school students March 8 through 29.

This exhibit of student work is open to all students in ninth through 12th grade living within Otsego County. Six students will be awarded ribbons and a digital image of their artwork will then be submitted to Congressman Chris Gibson’s office for final selection in the next phase of competition. From there one student’s work from the congressional district will go on to be displayed in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol along with 49 other high-school artists’ work from across the country.

The categories open for competition are painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, mixed media, computer generated artwork and photography. The competition aspect of “An Artistic Discovery” is open only to two-dimensional artwork; however, this particular show at the CAA welcomes three-dimensional and sculptural pieces for display purposes only. The CAA also asks that no more than two two-dimensional pieces be submitted per student. Artwork should be delivered  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

A full and more specific list of rules has been sent to the art departments and guidance departments of each school. Students should see their art teachers or guidance counselors for information on how to participate. Home schooled students who live in Otsego County are welcome to participate and can contact the CAA at 547-9777 for more information.

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