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Rescue Mission Announces Call For Entries For Permanent Art Collection Competition

 The Rescue Mission has announced the call for entries for their 6th Annual Permanent Art Collection Competition being held this spring.  Entry deadline is Monday, April 2.

The Rescue Mission’s Permanent Art Collection Competition, sponsored by the League of Roanoke Artists and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association, provides a unique opportunity for regional artists’ work to be enjoyed and appreciated by families with almost no access to original art.

Amy Moorefield, Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, will be the jurist for the 2012 Permanent Art Collection. Since her arrival to Hollin’s University in the fall of 2008, Moorefield has initiated a significant marketing campaign, museum partnerships, and a vibrant traveling exhibitions program.  She comes to the Wilson Museum from Virginia Commonwealth University’s museum called Anderson Gallery in Richmond where she held the rank of assistant professor.  During her seventeen years as a museum professional, she directed and curated several internationally recognized exhibitions and publication projects, many of which have received awards and panels.  Moorefield has served as a juror, lecturer, and independent curator for several exhibitions, conferences, and arts festivals in the United States and abroad.

Art has the power to open our minds to new possibilities. Art at the Rescue Mission does more than just decorate the walls; it helps to create an enriching atmosphere and sends a message to people in crisis that there is hope. The goal of the Mission’s Permanent Art Collection is to attract and display quality works of art created by local artists that has been judged by a prominent jurist at the Rescue Mission. The Mission is home to most of the region’s homeless population. The sharing of talents is a blessing not only to the guests, staff, and volunteers in the Mission’s shelters, but to the participating artists as well.  The “response” to a work of art is part of it.

Questions about the Permanent Art Collection Competition?  Contact Gail Strickler at (540) 777-7687 or [email protected].

Criteria: Adults 18 and over; original, non-allergenic art; wall art must be ready to be hung; no explicit content; sturdy, protective framing and materials; under 10 pounds.

Submission: Art, including sculptures and photography, must be original.  Work completed under supervision will not be accepted.  Send images via e-mail or mail with completed form and $20 fee for up to three entries.

Entry Requirements – E-mail/Digital: jpeg format, high-resolution, at least 300 dpi. 1000 to 2000 pixels on the longest dimension. File names should only include: (Last name-first initial-entry#.jpg)  Email entries to: [email protected]

Entry Requirements – CD/Digital: Write name on CD with a soft marker. Verify CD is readable. Send in CD mailer with your form and payment. CD’s will not be returned.

Calendar of Events: Monday, April 2: Entry Deadline / Friday, April 13: Finalist Notification / Friday, April 27: Delivery of Finalist Works to Mission /  April 28 – May 5: Selection of Winners / Sunday May 6: Reception / Friday, June 1: Close of Show and Pick up Work

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