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Deadline: October 06, 2011
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

I Have the Right

clip_image002 The PICTURE Art Foundation is sponsoring an exhibit; “I Have the Right.” Our Foundation is seeking submissions for artwork from artists and/or collectors to be considered for inclusion in the exhibit.

The exhibit will be shown at PICTURE Cultural Art our exhibit space on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.

The exhibit is anchored by the first showing of selected paintings by You Khin, a Cambodian artist who captured the destruction of his beloved homeland at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and its eventual rebirth on his canvases.

The struggle for and celebration of Human Rights are universal knowing no geographic nor cultural boundaries.

Our exhibit; “I Have the Right” highlights the Human Rights challenges and successes by showcasing the unique interpretations of the subject by artists from different cultures. The exhibit includes art that addresses:
• The Right to be Free; from oppression, to choose my leaders, to worship openly, to live in peace and to get an education
• The Right to Express Myself; speak freely, be myself and to create
• The Right to Dream; anything is possible, war can end, hunger can be eliminated
• The Right to Love; myself and the person I choose

The PICTURE Art Foundation is requesting submissions of all media that illustrate a cultural, single or multi, interpretation of the exhibit theme.

Artwork to be included in the exhibit will be selected via jury. The jury consists of the Board Members and Executive Director of the PICTURE Art Foundation.

The jury will use the following criteria in its selection:

• Representation of Exhibit Theme
• Cultural Identification
• Quality of the artwork
• Artist Reputation and Credentials

Five pieces of art will be selected from the exhibit as the best in the following categories:

• Overall Best of Show
• Best Thematic Representation for Freedom
• Best Thematic Representation for Expression
• Best Thematic Representation for Dreaming
• Best Thematic Representation for Love

These winners will be included in the all publicity announcements for the exhibit throughout its run.

The PICTURE Art Foundation frequently acquires existing or commission artwork for its permanent collection. Preference will be given to award winners, but other pieces may be chosen for acquisition as well.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: $2000 for the best in show; $750 each for the best of each of the 4 themes ELIGIBILITY: All artists are welcome Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All photographers submitting photographs must confirm that they hold the copyright to the image(s). USAGE RIGHTS: Selected photographs will be exhibited on the walls of PICTURE Cultural Art. The images will also be included in the exhibit catalogue. Media promotion may use a photo image as well, but only after receiving specific permission from the artist.

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