Hicks Art Center Gallery at Bucks County Community College is hosting the 2023 United States Congressional Art Competition for the Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District, and is presenting the 28th annual High School Art Exhibition, on view through Saturday, April 8.
An opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition takes place Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Pennsylvania District 1 Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will be present at the awards at 2:30 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Art teachers from over 20 area high schools selected artworks in digital media, 2D and 3D art categories made by their students between May 2022 and March 2023 to be considered for the U.S. Congressional Art Competition prize and 28th annual High School Art Exhibition awards, totaling $1,500 in prize money. Competitions such as this are held in every congressional district nationwide each spring.
The first-place winning artwork from the exhibition will be sent to Washington, D.C., where it will represent Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District and be displayed in the corridors of the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year.
In the 2022 exhibition, over 200 artworks in drawing, painting, photography, digital media, ceramics, fibers, sculpture and furniture showcased local young artists’ creative talents fostered by esteemed high school art teachers.
Visit house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition for more information. This exhibition is hosted by the Bucks County Community College Arts and Communication Department at Hicks Art Center Gallery, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on the following Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m.: March 25, and April 1 and 8. Visit hicksgallery.bucks.edu for additional information.