Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), in partnership with Monroe Downtown and the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts, announced that he will host the 2019 Congressional Art Competition student celebration on Saturday, April 27th. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and include an artwork scavenger hunt at the Monroe Art Guild, located at 205 South Broad Street. Those who complete the hunt will be entered into a drawing for prizes. During the event, Hice will announce the winner of this year’s contest while featuring two of the state’s most celebrated artists, Lucy and Jace McTier.
“Our Congressional Art Competition truly is a community celebration, bringing together students and teachers from across the district, local residents, and for the first time, some very special guests,” Hice said in a press release. “I’m excited to feature McTier Art and the gifted mother-son duo, Lucy and Jace McTier. The McTiers’ paintings and portraits have been showcased around the world in personal collections, exhibits, and even the White House, and I’m proud to introduce this inspirational pair to our young, aspiring artists.”
The first-place winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. and the honor of having his or her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. While artists from the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts will decide who receives this top distinction, Georgia’s residents will determine the recipient of the People’s Choice Award. Visit Congressman Hice’s Facebook page to view the entries and cast your vote starting on Thursday, April 18th.
To learn more about the McTier’s craftsmanship, visit Mctierart.com.