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Congress searches for high school student artists

Winners to be selected Nov. 6 at a reception

POSTED: October 31, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Discovering and recognizing talented but unknown high school artists in the North Georgia area is the goal of the Ninth Congressional District’s art competition.

“An Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition” exhibit will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 4 at the gallery in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Building at 3820 Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood. The annual nationwide high school arts competition is organized by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, the Ninth Congressional District’s competition is in honor of Rep. Doug Collins.

The exhibit is announcing the selected artists during a reception at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus. The reception is open to the public.

Delores Diaz will serve as this year’s juror, selecting one artwork to represent the district on display in the Capitol for a year. Diaz has taught art in high schools and colleges and is a practicing studio artist. Diaz serves on the Quinlan Visual Arts Center Board of Trustees and is chair of the Quinlan’s Educational Programming Committee.


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