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February 21, 2014

Entries sought for Congressional art contest

The Cooperstown Art Association is seeking entries for “An Artistic Discovery,” a Congressional art competition for Otsego County high school students. Submissions are to be delivered to CAA on March 1 for an exhibit that will be on display from March 7-28. 

This exhibit of student work is open to all students in grades 9 to 12 living within Otsego County. Six students will be awarded ribbons, and digital images 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 19th congressional district will go on to be displayed in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol alongside 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, the CAA show will also accept 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 can be delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 1. 

Details on entries has been sent to art departments and guidance counselors at local high schools. More information is also available online at or by calling CAA at 547-9777. 

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