Congressman Jim Moran will host the work of young artists from the 8th District in Northern Virginia through the Congressional Art Competition at the Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington. Since 1982, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sponsored the Congressional Art Competition involving more than 700,000 high school students nationwide."Out the Window," by student Katherine Fiduk, the 2013 winner, will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for one year.
The goal of the competition is to encourage the artistic talent in high school students across the nation. The overall winners from each congressional district attend an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. The winning artwork from each district across the country will be displayed for one year in the tunnel between the U.S. Capitol and the House of Representatives office buildings beginning in June.
The Artisphere gallery in Arlington will display the Congressional Art Competition artwork from 12 local high schools from Wednesday to May 4. The opening reception is on Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, computer generated art and silkscreen by 55 high school students.