CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492
jgoldstein@gcac.org

March 28, 2014

The Greater Columbus Arts Council and PromoWest Productions Announce Call for Entries for Annual Art Exhibition

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced a call for entries for an annual art exhibit to feature artists, designers and photographers residing in Franklin County.

The theme for the 2014 exhibition will be PromoWest Productions 30th Anniversary Celebration and the selected pieces will become part of the company’s commemorative portfolio. Work should celebrate the history of PromoWest and its Columbus venues (Newport Music Hall, Polaris Amphitheater, The LC Pavillion, The Basement and the A&R Music Bar) and can depict artists, concerts and/or the venues themselves.

A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives will select up to 20 artists for public voting on the project website. The public will select four finalists whose work will be displayed on the south side of A&R Music Bar in the Arena District. The four selected artists from the public vote each will be paid a $500 honorarium by the Arts Council.

Entrants must be residents of Franklin County.  Any artist and /or photographer, or team of artists and/or photographers or designers is eligible.  Only one design per artist/team is allowed, and previous PromoWest concert or venue posters are NOT eligible for submission. Applicants must register and apply online by May 15, 2014 at 5 p.m. at www.promowestartexhibit.com.

For more information on PromoWest history, etc., contact Becky Long at becky@promowestlive.com, (614) 461-5483 ext. 206.

For technical assistance with the submission form contact Jami Goldstein at jgoldstein@gcac.org, or call (614) 221-8492.

About PromoWest Productions:  Having hosted over 8,000 concerts since 1984, PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service independent entertainment company in the Midwest. Proud to be locally owned and operated for 30 years, PromoWest has focused on bringing Columbus the most eclectic regional and national acts in entertainment as well as showcasing local and developing acts. PromoWest owns and operates the Newport Music Hall, The LC Pavilion, The Basement and the A&R

Music Bar in Columbus, OH and Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. PromoWest also produces PromoWest Live, a weekly TV show featuring live concert performances that airs on NBC after SNL in Columbus, Pittsburgh and Youngstown. PromoWest would like to thank the music fans, the City of Columbus, Greater Columbus Arts Council and its partners for their support over the past 30 years.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.  www.gcac.org

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