Congressman Connolly Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony on May 13

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Washington, May 2, 2017 | comments

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm, Congressman Gerry Connolly will hold his 2017 Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony at the McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, VA.  

“I am pleased to invite all Virginia 11th district student artists, their families, and art educators to join me in celebrating this year’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony,” said Congressman Connolly. “This year we had more than 150 incredible submissions from Prince William and Fairfax counties. I want to thank our students for their participation and for allowing us to display their immense creativity and artistic talents.”

The art exhibit will run from April 29, 2017 through May 13, 2017 at the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center and is free and open to the public.

The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States. The first place entry will be displayed for one year in the United States Capitol. The artist and his or her family will also be invited to a reception at the U.S. Capitol along with the winners from other Congressional Districts from around the country.  Additional prizes will be awarded to other top entries.

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