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Scott to Host Reception for 4th Annual Congressional Art Competition

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02/27/2006, 0 Saturday, March 18, 2006 @ 11:00 | Contact:Scott Goldstein(770-210-5073) | comments
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Congressman Scott will host a reception to recognize all participating high school students of his Fourth Annual Congressional Art Competition and announce the top winners at the Arts Clayton Gallery. Residents of the District are invited to come out to support area students and view an exhibit of all of the entries.
WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2006 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Arts Clayton Gallery 136 South Main St Jonesboro, GA 30237 (770) 473-5457
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the nation have been able to participate at the local level. During last year’s reception, scholarships to the Art Institute of Atlanta or the Savannah College of Art and Design were offered as awards to the winners. The Art Institute of Atlanta presented the first prize winner with a $10,000 scholarship, the second prize--a $5000 scholarship, and the third prize--a $2000 scholarship. The Savannah College of Art and Design offered a $3,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years for first prize. The winning entries from last year's successful competition, including a painting by the 13th District’s Dean Beresford of Mundy's Mill High School, currently hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol. This year’s first-place winner will be invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006. For more information about the Congressional Art Competition, including competition guidelines, please contact Scott Goldstein at 770-210-5073.
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