Martinez High School students invited to enter Congressional Art Competition

Martinez high school students are being invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition by the city’s two members of the House of Representatives, District 05’s U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and District 11 U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier.

The two are hosts in their respective districts for the art competition. Their districts include different portions of Martinez.

High school student artists who live in Thompson’s district have until April 16 to submit original artwork, no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide and 4 inches deep, to one of Thompson’s District Offices, 2721 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa; 2300 County Center Drive, Suite A100, Santa Rosa, or 420 Virginia Street, Suite 1C, Vallejo.

Guidelines and submission forms are available online at

Those living in DeSaulnier’s district have until 5 p.m. April 22 to submit artwork, no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide and 4 inches deep, at one of his Congressional district offices, 3100 Oak Road Suite 110, Walnut Creek, or 440 Civic Center Plaza Second Floor, Richmond.

Submission forms and guidelines for those living in DeSaulnier’s district are available online at They also may call 925-933-2660.

Winning pieces will be chosen by a panel of local judges, and will be announced in Contra Costa County at a special event after the submission deadline.

“Each year, I am honored to see the artistic talent and skill from young artists across our district who submit pieces to my Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. These students represent our best and brightest artistic ability and I am proud to support them every year,” said Thompson.

“One student’s artwork will be selected to hang in the halls of the Capitol for a full year and represent our district to the nation and I encourage everyone to participate in this exciting competition!” he said.

“Every year, I am inspired by the tremendous creativity and talent of Contra Costa County’s students,” DeSaulnier said. “I look forward to showcasing our district’s artwork both at home and in Washington.”

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