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29th annual High School Art Exhibition at Bucks

Local young artists have the chance to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol

Sara Trudo, Self-Portrait, Adobe Photoshop

Hicks Art Center announced that it’s hosting the 2024 United States Congressional Art Competition for the Pennsylvania First Congressional District and is presenting the 29th annual High School Art Exhibition.

Art teachers from over 20 area high schools will select artworks in digital media, 2D and 3D art categories made by their students between May 2023 and March 2024 to be considered for the US Congressional Art Competition Prize and 29th 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 this exhibition will be sent to Washington, D.C., where it will represent Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District and be displayed in the corridors of the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year.

More than 200 artworks in drawing, painting, photography, digital media, ceramics, fibers, sculpture and furniture showcasing the local, young artists’ creative talents fostered by esteemed high school art teachers will fill the galleries and hallways of Hicks Art Center.

On view from Friday, March 29 through Sunday, April 14, an awards ceremony will take place on April 14, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Pennsylvania District 1 Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will present the awards at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Hosted by the Bucks County Community College Arts and Communication Department at Hicks Art Center on the college’s Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on the following Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. during the exhibition: March 30, and April 6 and 13.

Visit house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition for more information about the competition. Visit hicksgallery.bucks.edu or follow the department’s Instagram @bcccartscomm for additional information.

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