Public Voting Now Open!
Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced the 10 finalists for the 30th Anniversary Exhibition.
The 10 finalists are: Lexie Alley, Richard Duarte Brown, Don DonCee Coulter, Robert Falcone, Mike Fields, James Fuller, John Grosvenor, David McGee, Omar Shaheed and Soutchay Soungpradith.
Submissions were accepted from early April through mid-May. Fifteen submissions were received. A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives selected 10 finalists based on the criteria of: Celebration of PromoWest concerts, venues and/or music, aesthetically pleasing/general appeal, and appropriateness of material.
Public voting is now open at promowestartexhibit.com/vote.php.
One vote per person will be counted and the deadline to vote is July 7. The public will select the four artists 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 and receive recognition on the installed work.
The theme for the 2014 exhibition is PromoWest Productions 30th Anniversary Celebration and the selected pieces will become part of the company’s commemorative portfolio. Work by selected finalists celebrates 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 many depict the artists, concerts and/or the venues themselves.
For more information on PromoWest history, etc., contact Becky Long at firstname.lastname@example.org, (614) 461-5483 ext. 206.
For technical assistance with the submission form contact Jami Goldstein at email@example.com, 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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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein