Art displayed at Liberty Station

April 19, 2017 by  

San Diego art lovers need to hurry to see entries in the current 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

The 61 works are all by students from local high schools, and are now on display at Liberty Station, in the San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery. The arts include photography, computer-generated art, mixed media, prints, drawings, and paintings.

The competition is the brainchild of Representative Scott Peters, who started it in 2013 in the 52nd Congressional District, which he represents. He noted that San Diegans enjoy public art, as well as a number of museums that add character to public spaces and help define the city’s cultural makeup. He also said that the exhibit is a great way to celebrate the talent of these young artists, and foster in them a love of the arts that could last a lifetime.

A panel of judges from the local area will pick a winning artwork, which will be sent to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., where it will be on display for a year. In addition, a ‘Fan Favorite’ will be picked via social media, and Peters will display that winner in his district office. The other works will be returned to the artists.

The exhibit runs concludes tomorrow, April 20. If organizers work with a poster printing company to create advertising placards to display in the city, events like this can attract even greater footfall.