WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) — On Tuesday, April 22, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host a special art exhibit and awards ceremony, showcasing the talent and creativity of all the Third District high school students participating in the 2014 Congressional Art CompetitionAn Artistic Discovery. The event is free and open to the general public.

The art exhibition and awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the McKinney Performing Arts Center located at 111 N. Tennessee St. At the event, all artwork submissions will be on display, and Johnson will announce the award winning pieces: first through third place and a number of honorable mentions, including the 2014 People’s Choice Award. The winning artist will travel to Washington, D.C. and have his/her artwork displayed in a corridor of the United States Capitol for one entire year.

“Students have submitted some incredible artwork this year, and I’d love to see our community come out and support the hard work and talent of our North Texas high school students,” said Johnson. “I guarantee it will be worthwhile, you will be amazed at the creativity displayed.”

Those unable to attend the event may view the winning pieces on Johnson’s website following the event. Additional information regarding the annual Congressional Art Competition can also be found on Johnson’s website in the “Info for Students” section.