Haul out the holly and crank up the Christmas tunes, you'll need it for inspiration. Washington will provide the U.S. Capitol Christmas this year, and a statewide art competition is being held to find artwork that best captures the theme and spirit of the tree.
Every year since 1970 a Christmas tree has been presented to the U.S. Congress from a national forest. The 2013 tree will hail from the Coville National Forest and they are working alongside Choose Outdoors and ArtsWA to hold the juried art exhibition to select the official artwork that will represent the Eastern Washington tree.
“We encourage Washington artists to submit an entry. The selected artwork will receive exposure throughout the state as well as nationally,” said Laura Jo West, Colville National Forest Supervisor. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Washington's talented artists!”