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Swan Lake Art Competition

Calling all Pittsburgh artists:

In honor of its 40th anniversary presentation of Swan Lake, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is calling on local artists to turn pointe shoes into works of art. Inspired by the theme of Swan Lake, artists are invited to design a pair of pointe shoes using any medium and materials they choose. The top 20 designs will be displayed in the lobby of the Benedum Center during the dress rehearsal and performances of Swan Lake, April 15-18, where they will be auctioned off, via silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.


Open to all professional artists in the Pittsburgh area. PBT will provide the pointe shoes, and participating artists may contact Mandy Wilson at 412-454-9119 or mwilson@pittsburghballet.org to make arrangements to pick them up at the PBT studios at 2900 Liberty Avenue. Shoes must be picked up by Friday, April 9th. The 20 selected designs will be displayed at the Benedum Center.

Designs can weigh a maximum of 10 lbs, with a maximum height of 3 ft, and maximum width of 1 ft. Artists are asked to return their finished product to the PBT studios by Monday, April 12th. The 20 selected works will be chosen by a panel of judges from the Pittsburgh art community. The selected artists will be contacted and announced on Wednesday, April 14th.

For additional information, please contact Mandy Wilson at 412-454-9119; mwilson@pittsburghballet.org Or Bear Brandegee at 412-454-9117; bbrandegee@pittsburghballet.org.
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Poster Contest for 3RAF!

Three Rivers Arts Festival and City Paper invite you to submit your best artwork for the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival poster.

The winning artwork will creatively represent Three Rivers Arts Festival’s mission to connect the community to the arts. The grand prize winning design will be used to help promote the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival throughout the Pittsburgh region. Four winning designs will be produced as posters.

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Logo Design Could Net You $25,000!

Think you can design logos? Think you could deal with accepting $25,000 for designing ONE? Well The National Endowment for the Arts needs your help.

The NEA has announced it is in search of a new logo and has launched an open call to designers to create its image. The NEA hopes to find a logo that can stand as a “reminder that art workers are real workers who are part of this country’s real economy” and “earn salaries, support families, [and] pay taxes.” The are looking for a logo that reminds the people that the job of art is to “inspire, transport, and challenge.”

Complete information about the requirements and instructions for submitting may be found at http://www.arts.gov/artworksdesign

Proposals are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 5, 2010.

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Climate Change Video Challenge

The Living Climate Change Video Challenge / Presented by IDEO and open to people of all ages.

What’s your vision of the future?

Create a video of no more than 2 minutes that depicts how you see climate change shaping our lives over the next 20 to 30 years.

2 Grand Prizes of $3000 plus a “Deep Dive” half-day workshop with IDEO.

Deadline for entries: Tuesday May 25, 2010

Click here for details!

And not only do you get to express your concern for climate change, you get you work in front of a pretty hefty name-dropping group of judges:

18 and over judges

Bill Moggridge, director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief, Core77.com
Wendy E Brawer, founding director, Green Map System and DESIGN 21 advisory board member
Mat Hunter, chief design officer, Design Council
Gary Hustwit, independent filmmaker
Jennifer Leonard, IDEO project lead and Living Climate Change guest editor
Pascal Soboll, practice lead, IDEO
Xeni Jardin, co-editor, Boing Boing

18 and under judges

Sir Ken Robinson, celebrated creativity and education expert
David Kelley, founder & chairman, IDEO and the Stanford “d.school”
Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus, George Lucas Educational Foundation
Sandy Speicher, Design for Learning domain leader, IDEO
Roshi Givechi, design director and co-lead, IDEO San Francisco

GET FILMING!!! You did read the part about the 2 Grand Prizes of $3000 plus a “Deep Dive” half-day workshop with IDEO, right?!!! Maybe this will be my excuse to buy that new Canon D7. Maybe. Continue reading

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Soup’s On!

I can’t wait for this. The South Side Soup Contest is only two weeks away, on Saturday the 20th. Proceeds benefit The Brashear Association’s Food Pantry.

“South Side chefs face-off for bragging rights to South Side’s “Best Soup” at the 6th Annual South Side Soup Contest presented by First National Bank. From 12-3 p.m. participating shops will host delicious soups prepared by neighborhood restaurants and offer great deals in their stores.”

Registration is limited to 1,200 people, so get a ticket now! Get tickets and info here!

Advance tickets: $12 + a canned good donation

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Call For Entries – Video Competition

It seems like January is the month of new competitions. SocialDesigner.com is hosting a video competition with the theme Good Things Come To Those Who Wait.

Here’s the design brief:

Create a 1-minute video that shows or tells the story of something you believe is worth waiting for, or, from experience, something you had to wait for that was worth it in the end!

Your entry must include:
• One video of no longer than 1-minute in duration. Warning: Videos that exceed 1-minute in duration will be removed from the website and ineligible for entry.
• A brief explanation of the scenario depicted in your video.

The term “Video” may include stop motion photography or animation, or computer animation.
No logos are to be used in these videos. Videos that contain logos will be removed from the website and ineligible for entry.

Sounds easy!!! Winners get $500 and 500 colored pencils (from a previous contest). So get out your cameras (or computers) and get filming!

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Pets On Furniture

We’ve found just the thing to turn your winter blues into a creative hot mess! Modernica is sponsoring a “Pets on Furniture” photo contest this month highlighting modern furniture. Visitors to the site vote each day on a daily winner, and at the end of January those winners will vie for the grand prize. So clean up your vintage or contemporary modern furniture, pose your pets and start snapping away. You might win an Eames rocker chair for your efforts! Continue reading

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Red Dot Design Awards…Free Entries for Young Guns of Design!

Yes! Free! Young industrial designers of Pittsburgh, take note:

On December 11th, you will have the chance to apply for FREE product registrations for a period of 24 hours for one of the most prestigious industrial design awards in the world!

From Red Dot:

“This year we would like to provide special support for young creative talent. For the first time, we will give away up to 50 free registrations for the “red dot award: product design 2010” to up-and-coming designers. We are calling independent designers who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past 5 years (a copy of the degree will be accepted as proof). Designers can submit industrially manufactured products that were brought to market after 1 January 2008 and went into series production prior to 1 July 2010.The winners of the lottery will be informed by mid-January 2010.”

And for the rest of you as well…get all your Red Dot Design Awards registration info here: http://www.dexigner.com/jump/news/19287

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Last Call For I.D. Entries!

For all you Industrial designers and ID firms in Pittsburgh…

The I.D. Magazine deadline for entries for the annual design review has been extended to December 15th!!!

Categories include:

* Consumer products
* Graphics
* Packaging
* Furniture
* Environments
* Equipment
* Interactive
* Concepts
* Student Work

Single entries are $125, student work is only $35.

And students……there is a $10,0000 (yes…$10,000) prize for best student entry. The RADO Young Talent Design award, a $10,000 prize, is awarded for the best of category in the student entries. Your $35 student entry could net you $10,000!!!! That’s a lot of blue foam, new x-acto blades and pizza for the next couple of years, not to mention the notoriety!!!

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“Next” Design Competition

Here’s a great industrial design competition from the design/social networking site SocialDesigner.com.

“The creator of Social Designer, Felissimo is a subscription based clothing and household goods company from Japan who believes that good design promotes happiness, well-being, and adds value to everyday life. The 500 Colored Pencils product introduces their subscription model to the world. Every month a set of 25 pencils is delivered to the purchaser; like a gift that reveals itself slowly over time, the full set of pencils is acquired over a period of 20 months. For every 100 boxes of pencils sent to subscribers Felissimo donates one set to the UNESCO/Tribute 21 DREAM Center initiative, an arts education program run by Felissimo and UNESCO to empower under-privileged children around the world through creative expression.”

You, the designer, are to come up with the “next” product that will be introduced into their subscription based service. Aside from the great design exercise and the noteriety among your peers, why should you enter? Well, the winner(s) get to choose between $1500 in cash or 5% royalty on sales of the product. In addition, Felissimo will donate $500 to the UNESCO/Tribute 21 DREAM Center program. Continue reading

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Call for Entries!!! I.D. Mag Annual Design Review!!!

It’s that time again!!! Calling all design firms, freelancers and design students!!!! Get your entries in to I.D. Magazine for their 2010 Annual Design Review. Deadline for entry is December 1st. Categories include: Consumer products Graphics Packaging Furniture Environments Equipment … Continue reading

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