May 24, 2006

Young? Disabled? Want to Travel?

Here is a chance to say something artistically.

The contest "Destination Anywhere" holds out $60,000 in prizes for fifteen artists with disabilities. Read the announcement below by VSA arts and Volkswagen of America.

Who knows, maybe you can get a ride in this cool Volkswagen!

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Contact: Marcia Rhodes/VSA arts (202) 628-2800 ext. 3883 marciar@vsarts.org

VSA arts and Volkswagen of America Call for Entries:
"Destination Anywhere" - a national exhibit for young artists
with disabilities.

Postmarked deadline: July 14, 2006

VSA arts and Volkswagen of America are seeking artwork from
young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, living within the
U.S. "Destination Anywhere" challenges artists to consider the
picture plan as a destination, a place where the viewer might
take a trip they never expected. Fifteen finalists will be
awarded a total of $60,000 during an awards ceremony on Capitol
Hill and artwork will be displayed in a nation-wide touring
exhibit that will debut at the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington, D.C.

Artwork may illustrate a destination. Abstract work that
relates to feelings or emotions, or an experience of living
with a disability and its role in shaping or transforming the
destination is also encouraged. Art must be an original work
that has been completed in the last 3 years. Eligible media
includes: paintings, drawings, fine art prints, photography,
computer generated prints, and mixed media. Artwork must be
presented in two dimensions and should not exceed 60 inches
in either direction. There is no fee to apply.

Visit www.vsarts.org/VWcall for additional information
and entry instructions or contact Jennifer Colaguori, Visual
Arts Coordinator, at jenniferc@vsarts.org or 800-933-8721 ext.
3885. Alternative formats of the call for entries are available
upon request.

VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization founded in
1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where
all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and
enjoy the arts. VSA arts provides educators, parents, and
artists with resources and the tools to support arts
programming in schools and communities. VSA arts showcases the
accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes
increased access to the arts for people with disabilities. Each
year millions of people participate in VSA arts programs
through a nationwide network of affiliates and in more than 60
countries around the world. VSA arts is an affiliate of The
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Marcia Rhodes
Media Relations Specialist
VSA arts
818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
tel: 202 628-2800 ext 3883
fax: 202 429-0868
www.vsarts.org

Posted by rollingrains at May 24, 2006 01:55 AM