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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 firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com Or Bear Brandegee at 412-454-9117; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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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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
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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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