Wednesday, July 13, 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY: Call to Chalk Artists-Chalk the Block 2011
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Museums & Cultural Affairs
For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2011
Juli Lozano, Public Affairs @ 541-4010 or c: 472-1949
CALL TO CHALK ARTISTS
Chalk-the-Block, Public Art Festival 2011
Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Calling all artists! The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department islooking for local and regional artists who would like to produce chalk art on thesidewalks of Downtown El Paso as part of the Fourth Annual Public Art Festival, Chalk the Block.
Participation is open to all artists, who reside in El Paso, Las Cruces, and Ciudad Juarez.Interested artists may choose to apply in the following categories: Arts Festival PlazaArtists, San Jacinto Plaza Artists, or Sheldon Street Artists. Artists are encouraged tohave assistants or teams to ensure their work is completed on time.
An appointed jury panel made up of community members and local visual artists willreview artist applications and select the artists on a competitive basis to participate inChalk the Block 2011. Selected artists are required to attend a chalk art workshopinstructing participants how to make and handle chalk. Artists are responsible for the production of a creative and original design to be done in chalk on a sidewalk block for the event.
All selected artists will receive honorariums for producing their work of art. Both SanJacinto Plaza Artists and the Sheldon Street Artists categories will each be competing for First, Second, and Third Place cash prizes ranging from $150 to $1000 (6 winners). Inaddition, all artist categories will be considered for a
Best of Show
Award of $2,000.
2 Civic Center Plaza • El Paso, TX 79901p: (915)541-4481 • f: (915)541-4902www.elpasoartsandculture.org