The Cooperstown Art Association will host, “An Artistic Discovery,” a Congressional High School Art Competition for Otsego County High School Students, March 6 through March 27.

The exhibit of student work is open to all students in grades 9 to 12 living in Otsego County. Six students will be awarded ribbons and a digital image of their artwork will then be submitted to Rep. Antonio Delgado’s office for final selection in the next phase of the competition.

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, the show at CAA welcomes three-dimensional and sculptural pieces for display purposes only. CAA also asks that no more than two, two-dimensional pieces be submitted per student. Artwork should be delivered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

A full 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 more information on how to participate. Home schooled students residing in Otsego County are welcome to participate.

Entry forms are also available at Contact the CAA at 607-547-9777 for more information. 

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