Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center to Host 28th Annual Exhibit

Bucks County Community College
Photograph by Sue Kott.
The exhibit will give young artists a chance to showcase their talents.

The Hicks Art Center Gallery at Bucks County Community College is pleased to host the 2023 United States Congressional Art Competition for the Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District and to present the 28th Annual High School Art Exhibition on view from March 23 – April 8.

An opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition will take place on March 26 from 2 – 4 PM. Pennsylvania District 1 Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will present the awards at 2:30 PM. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

Art teachers from over 20 area high schools selected artworks in digital media, 2D and 3D art categories made by their students between May 2022 and March 2023 to be considered for the U.S. Congressional Art Competition Prize and 28th Annual High School Art Exhibition Awards totaling $1,500 in prize monies. Competitions such as this are held in every congressional district nationwide each spring.

The first-place winning artwork from this exhibition will be sent to Washington, D.C., where it will represent Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District and be displayed in the corridors of the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year. 

In the 2022 exhibition, over 200 artworks in drawing, painting, photography, digital media, ceramics, fibers, sculpture, and furniture showcased local young artists’ creative talents fostered by esteemed high school art teachers. 

Visit https://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition for more information about the annual United States Congressional Art Competition.

This exhibition is hosted by the Bucks County Community College, Arts and Communication Department at Hicks Art Center Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM and on the following Saturdays from 12 – 4 PM during the exhibition: March 25, April 1, 8. 

For additional information please visit hicksgallery.bucks.edu.

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