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

June 29, 2015

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

2014 exhibition

2014 exhibition

Columbus, Ohio—The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) in collaboration with PromoWest Productions has announced a call for entries for the annual art exhibition featuring artists, designers and photographers residing in Franklin County.

The theme for the 2015 exhibition is PromoWest and Columbus Make Art to celebrate the launch of the new campaign to spotlight the city’s amazing artists Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art. Each design will pay tribute to the artists who make Columbus great. No other city has this unique collection of creative people. Whether they are musicians, painters, sculptors, glass blowers, designers, actors, writers—and any creative endeavor that can be thought of and pursued, this exhibition will shine a spotlight on the amazing artistic talent in Columbus.

A review committee of community and Arena District business representatives will select 10 artists for public voting on the project website. The top-ranked pieces, as voted by the public, will be produced as full-color mural designs and displayed for one year on the south side of A&R Music Bar in the Arena District (facing Huntington Park and Neil Avenue). The four selected artists from the public vote 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. Students are also welcome to participate. Only one design per artist/team is allowed. Applicants must register and apply online by Aug. 7, 2015 at 5 p.m. at www.promowestartexhibit.com.

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.

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.

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