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“Green Light” call for entries

VSA arts and Volkswagen of America, Inc., announce “Green Light” call for entries

Deadline: July 11, 2008 (midnight, MST)

VSA arts, under generous sponsorship from Volkswagen of American, Inc., launched the seventh call for entries to identify emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who demonstrate promise in the visual arts. The call, entitled “Green Light”, encourages artists to consider the motivations behind their work and the infinite possibilities that creativity provides. Art must be an original work that has been completed in the last three (3) years. Eligible media include: paintings and drawings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil or charcoal), fine art prints (lithographs, etching, intaglio, or woodcuts), photography, computer generated prints and two-dimensional mixed media. Virtually any media that may be represented in two-dimensions. Artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either direction. NEW THIS YEAR: Sculpture and time-based media (video, film etc.) will also be considered. Sculpture should not exceed 24 inches in any direction.

Fifteen (15) finalists will be awarded a total of $60,000 in awards during an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill during the Fall 2008, and artwork will be displayed in a nation-wide touring exhibition that debuts at the Smithsonian.

For additional information, please visit: http://www.vsarts.org/VWcall Phone 800.933.8721 x3885; Email: jcwexler@vsarts.org Alternative formats of the call are available upon request.

Ed.: Please pass this on if you know a young artist with a disability.