We Have Extended the Criteria and Deadline for our Annual Art Contest!


Due to increased interest in this year’s contest, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has decided to extend the deadline and criteria for our Annual Art Contest. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, March 1st 2010. We are also opening up the criteria for the contest to include visual art as well as tactile art. The contest is open to ALL artists with disabilities within the state of Washington, collaborating with artists from VSA Arts of Washington and The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

The winning art pieces will be displayed at an art show held on March 12, 2010 at The 2100 Building, located at 2100 24th Ave S in Seattle. Winning pieces will then be donated and sold at the Redefining Vision Auction on April 10, 2010. Remaining pieces will be available for pick-up on



March 15th, 2010. Artists may choose to donate their submissions that did not win to be displayed in our Braille Library, located at Seattle Lighthouse.



Exhibit Eligibility:

· This juried art exhibit is open to all persons with disabilities age 14 and up throughout the state of Washington.

· Artwork must be original.

· One (1) entry per applicant will be accepted.

If you have a question about eligibility of an item, please contact Robert Hanna at 206-436-2149 or email rhanna@seattlelh.org.

Judging:



The works of art chosen will be viewed by a panel of experts and prizes will be awarded. It is expected that these works of art will be donated to Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation and will be exhibited for sale at the Annual Seattle Lighthouse Dinner/Auction on April 10, 2010. Proceeds from the sale of the art will go to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation in support of their mission.

Prizes:

1st Place Winner – $250

2nd Place Winner – $100

3rd Place Winner – $50

Submission deadline:



Artwork must be delivered to Seattle Lighthouse no later than March 1st, 2010. Artists must complete the artist profile and artist procurement form attached. These may be submitted via email as attachments to Robert Hanna at rhanna@seattlelh.org.

Please ship artwork to:



The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

P.O. Box 14959

Seattle WA 98114

Or arrange delivery of artwork to The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. at:



2501 South Plum Street

Seattle WA 98144

Winner Notification:



Notification of the judging results will be made to the artists no later than March 5, 2010.

All materials used in artwork must be self-funded. The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. will not provide funds to spend on the projects.

Winning submissions will be donated to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation to be exhibited for sale at the annual Seattle Lighthouse Redefining Vision Dinner and Auction on April 10th, 2010. Proceeds from the sale of artwork at the auction directly support the Lighthouse mission of creating and enhancing opportunities for independence and self-sufficiently of people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities. Your generous donation of time and talent sustains and expands existing programs and new opportunities for blind and Deaf-Blind individuals in our community. The Lighthouse art show is also an excellent way to showcase your talent, with donated artworks featured in the auction catalogue and in Lighthouse publications that reach over 5,000 community members and local residents annually.

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