GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus Hosts 10th District Congressional Art Exhibit
Joan K. Ziemba, 703-726-3651
Ashburn, VA (Feb. 24, 2010)—The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus will host the 10th District artwork submissions to the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the US House of Representatives, Rep. Frank Wolf. He will announce the Best in Show at an Artist Reception scheduled on Friday, March 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn.
The national competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” includes all congressional districts in the nation. Each district selects a Best in Show that will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol beginning in June, for one year. Counties in the 10th District include Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, Warren, and the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. Best in Show for 2009 was Brianna Phillips from Heritage High School in Loudoun County, and the 2008 Best in Show was Alexandria Vangsnes from Loudoun County High School.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982, to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation. Drawing from each Congressional District gives representatives the opportunity to recognize the talents of their young constituents. More than 650,000 high schools students have been involved with the national competition since it began.
The Artist Reception and Art Exhibit are in Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, and the exhibit will be open to the public through March 18, 2010.
The GW Virginia Campus, established in Loudoun County in 1991, is a robust center for innovative research, graduate education, and regional corporate partnerships. As the University's research and technology campus, it hosts a dozen centers of excellence in critical areas such as energy science and technology, transportation safety, and high performance computing. The GW Virginia Campus also combines its research excellence with more than 20 exceptional graduate degree and certificate programs in business, education, and engineering, and unique undergraduate programs in the health sciences.
For more information about the Congressional Art Exhibit and Reception, or to RSVP, call Corporate and Community Relations at 703-726-3650, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.