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Congressman Trey Gowdy

Representing the 4th District of South Carolina

Rep. Gowdy Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

April 12, 2018
Press Release

Spartanburg, SC — Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04) invites high school students in South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork, selected by a panel of experts, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
High school students (grades 9-12) may submit one piece of artwork. Artists should bring their submissions to either our Spartanburg or Greenville office Monday April 16 – Wednesday April 18 between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Please call our office prior to arrival to ensure one of our staff members is prepared to greet you.
Office Locations:
104 S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601
Phone: (864) 241-0175
101 W St. John St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: (864) 583-3264
A reception will be held to display all submissions and announce first, second, and third places. The reception will take place at 6pm on Monday, April 23 at the Department of Art's Center for Visual Arts-Greenville (CVA-Greenville) location at Clemson University, located at 1 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
"We’re excited that CVA-Greenville was selected to collaborate with the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina to raise awareness of this national annual competition. We applaud the District for making this artwork visible and publically recognizing these young high school artists. Such acknowledgement strengthens their visual learning skills and provides a stepping stone for these students to begin thinking of future professional creative careers,” said Valerie Zimany, Clemson University Department of Art Interim Chair.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” including the frame. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds. Artwork must be original in concept, design and execution, and may not violate any U.S. Copyright laws.
For additional questions, please call Missy House in our Spartanburg office at (864) 583-3264.