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The Arts Fund Santa Barbara 22nd Annual Individual Artists Awards (Call for Entries)

DEADLINE: June 11, 2011

The Arts Fund is pleased to announce that the 2011 Individual Artist Awards (IAA) application is now available on our website, Artists can also receive applications and additional information by calling (805) 965-7321, or e-mailing The Individual Artist Awards Program is open to Santa Barbara County visual, literary, and performing artists over 18 years of age who have resided in the county since August 1, 2010 and have not previously won an Individual Artist Awards from The Arts Fund. The deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday June 11, 2011.

The Arts Fund’s Individual Artist Awards Program identifies and rewards artistic excellence in Santa Barbara County. Now in its 22nd year, this celebrated program has awarded over $160,000 in cash prizes and showcased the work of 129 of our best artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. Funded entirely through private donations, the IAA is a vital component in sustaining the artistic vitality of our community.
2011 Individual Artist Awards will be offered in 2-D Figurative Works, Printmaking, and Music: Solo Vocal. Winners in each category will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Visual arts winners
are given a solo-exhibition in The Arts Fund Gallery. The 2011 Solo Vocal winner will give a public performance in Santa Barbara. All IAA winners and honorable mention recipients will be invited to participate in a group exhibition and award ceremony sponsored by The Arts Fund on September 10, 2011.

Jurors for the 2011 Individual Artist Award Program include John Nava, Pamela Kendall Schiffer, Ruth Price, Melanie Lancon, Nicholas Price, and Molly Concannon. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2011 IAA, for more information on the 2011 Individual Artist Awards, or other Arts Fund programs, please call The Arts Fund at (805) 965-7321.

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