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"An Artistic Discovery" Congressional High School Art Competition

The Stanley is honored to host the 33rd annual “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition with U.S. Representative Richard Hanna. "An Artistic Discovery" is an art competition for high school students sponsored by Congressman Hanna and administered locally for Oneida County High School students.

A reception with light refreshments will be held on Friday, March 27th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to open “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art Competition in The Stanley’s Tolles Gallery located on the second floor, south wing, where all entries from Oneida County students will be displayed.

The six finalists will be announced at the reception, and will then be featured in an exhibit along with the finalists from other participating counties at the Roberson Museum & Science Center in Binghamton on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. The winner of the district contest will have their artwork sent to Washington D.C., to be displayed in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Building, with wining entries throughout the Nation. Second and Third places will be displayed in one of Congressman Hanna’s District Offices in Utica and Binghamton, whichever location is closest to the artist’s hometown.

To enter, all works must be brought to The Stanley Theatre Box Office on the designated drop off dates of Wednesday, March 11th or Thursday, March 12th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All entries must follow Congressional Art Competition Guidelines; if these rules are not met, the art will not be accepted.

Rules & Guldelines are as follows

All entries must:

- Be two dimensional

- Be no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall

- Not weigh more then 15 pounds

- Be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

Acceptable media for artwork are as follows:

- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

- Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers

- Collage: must be two dimensional

- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

- Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink

-  Computer generated art or photography

Artwork should be submitted as follows:

1. Matted on mat board or poster board. Work Submitted on foam core or anything thicker than mat board will not be accepted.

2. Work should not be framed.

3. Please indicate on the back of the piece which side is “up” with an arrow pointing to the top of the piece.

4. Please make sure each piece is labeled on the back with the student’s name, school, teacher and student’s phone number.

5. Please do not put labels on the front of pieces – if this occurs the labels will be removed.

For questions, please contact Nichole at 315.624.2915.



  • Fri Mar 27, 2015
    Showtime: 6:00 PM


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