DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Community Fund invites submissions to the Midwest Sculpture Initiative Visual Arts & Writing Contest. Entries must be submitted between January 2 and February 29, 2012. Three cash prizes will be awarded.
Writing and artwork submitted in the contest must have been inspired by one of the 12 sculptures on exhibit throughout Dearborn in the 2011-12 Art In Public Places Project, part of the Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI).
Artists and writers may submit a maximum of three images of artwork or poems, essays, dialogues, and/or narratives.
All submitted work will be reviewed by a jury. Prizes for the winning pieces are: $100 first place, $50 second; and $25 third. Several honorable mentions also will be selected. Entries can be submitted on paper or electronically in PDF format to [email protected] For complete contest guidelines, view the online brochure that lists the sculpture locations, or call 313-943-5478.
Winning entries will be read and juried artwork displayed on March 28, 2012 at the Dearborn Community Fund’s “Multi-Arts Night Celebration” at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Winners will be recognized in the Dearborn Press & Guide newspaper, and the Dearborn Free Press.
“We expect entries to in the Visual Arts & Writing Contest to reflect the variety of styles found in the sculptures in the Art In Pubic Places Project. They range from whimsical to serene, provocative to straight forward,” said EmmaJean Woodyard, executive director of the Dearborn Community Fund.
The Art in Public Places project is coordinated by the non-profit Dearborn Community Fund (DCF). The organization provides resources to support recreational and cultural projects that impact the citizens of Dearborn. It is funded entirely through generous contributions from individuals, businesses, sponsors and fundraising activities.
For additional information about the Visual Arts & Writing Contest or the Dearborn Community Fund, call 313-943-5478.