Sen. Cannella Announces Senate District 12 Art Competition

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today announced that he is sponsoring a contemporary art competition for California State Senate District 12. The winner will be the piece of art that Senator Cannella believes best represents the district. The artist will receive special recognition from the Senate and have their piece displayed in the State Capitol as part of the Senate California Contemporary Art Collection.

“I am proud to represent such a rich and diverse district and I am excited to be able to showcase the talent of the district in the State Capitol,” said Senator Cannella.

Submissions must be original artwork by a resident of the 12th Senate District.  Oil paintings, works on paper, weavings, wall hangings, and sculpture are all acceptable media. The overall size of a piece is to be no larger than 3’ x 5’. A biography of the artist must accompany the submission. The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2103.

The artist must also agree to loan their art to the exhibit for approximately 18 months. The planned schedule for the exhibit is May 2013 to September 2014.

Artwork will be accepted by mail or email. For mail submissions, please send attention “SD 12 Art Competition” to one of the district offices, which are located at 1640 N St., Suite 210 in Merced; 918 15th St. in Modesto; or 369 Main St., Suite 208 in Salinas.

Email submissions and questions regarding the competition can be sent to District Director Steven Nascimento at with the subject line “SD 12 Art Competition.”