March 30, 2016

I Loved Serving as Judge at the Annual Congressional Art Competition for High School Students

Judging a Student Art Competition
Not an easy Task
So Much Talent!!!

I've got the great honor to be invited to serve as a judge for Artistic Discovery, the annual Congressional Art Competition.

Students grade 9-12 entered some incredible artwork, and the choice of the winning pieces was not easy. I got to share the decision making process with other two very talented judges: Frank Hobbs and George Whitten.

The entries included photography, digital painting, collage, drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, and ceramic. 

The level of talent was amazing. 

In the judging team with me: Frank Hobbs (left) and George Whitten (right)

This is me on my way to Congressman Tiberi's office,
for the judging.

It was a great experience to be involved in such a wonderful competition. I hope that all the young artists that participated are going to continue in their creative activity, whether or not they got recognized with a prize.
It is never easy for a judge to decide, and narrowing down all those entries to only a few top one has proven very challenging. They all deserved some sort of recognition.

At the end we came to an unanimous decision on first, second, and third place, and three honorable mentions.
The first prize winner will be exhibited in to US Capital in Washington DC for a year. 
A People's choice award will be decided on social media. 

Some of the entries....

I really enjoyed working in a judging panel, Frank and George made wonderful team members.

Congressman Pat Tiberi will announce the winners next week.

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