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Call for Artists: 2011 Peace Project

On September 21st, World Peace Day, The Peace Project will get the country of Sierra Leone off the ground by providing 10,000 pairs of crutches and mobility devices to everyone in need throughout the entire post-conflict country of Sierra Leone, Africa (home to over 20% of the world’s amputees).

We gathered the momentum needed to launch this heroic effort last year with The Peace Project’s Call for Artists. This competition, the submission fees and the resulting sales from exhibit artwork were instrumental in funding the early days of The Peace Project. This year, we’re launching another Call for Artists.

Artists from around the world, working in diverse mediums, are invited to submit their creative interpretations of peace. Their collective vision will be unveiled mid-October at Gallery 9 in Los Angeles.  The exhibit will subsequently travel to San Francisco and New York in conjunction with a simultaneous online exhibition.

An exhibit will be created using 150 selected pieces of artwork that will be reproduced on 1′x1′ panels (30.5mm x 30.5mm) arranged in mosaic fashion to underscore the multicultural implications of global peace, and to communicate that through creativity and community, we can change the world.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two entries.  An additional eight entries will be awarded Art Supply Gift Cards.

For more information and for a list of jurors:

To submit your work and view other entries:

Deadline: 09-05-2011
The Peace Project
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Heidi Huber
Phone: 310-836-4601

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