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Armstrong Campus hosts annual ‘High School Congressional Exhibition’

Congressional Art Competition

Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will host the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. Works in “An Artistic Discovery” will be displayed on the Armstrong Campus in the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition will run on weekdays Feb. 10-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a closing reception on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

“The Armstrong Gallery has hosted the ‘High School Congressional’ for many years now and is always an exciting exhibition to put on,” said Raymond Gaddy, gallery director. “The work being produced by these students is always high quality that not only expresses their talent, but also  the strength of the art programs, and the quality of the art teachers in the region as well.”

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art contest, held every year in which each U.S. House representatives recognize gifted high school artists. Winners are eligible to receive a cash award as well as the prestigious U.S. District Congressional Award. In addition, the winning entries from each district will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel that connects the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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