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

April 28, 2010

WILL SHIVELY TO JURY 2ND ANNUAL COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST

Columbus, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and the Columbus Arts Festival invite festival goers to submit their favorite 2010 Columbus Arts Festival photo online and win prizes! This year’s photo contest participants will have the opportunity for their photos to be viewed by acclaimed local photographer Will Shively.

GCAC, which produces the Festival, is looking for photos that represent the best photos taken during the 2010 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable for the second annual Columbus Arts Festival Photo Contest.

Photos must be taken during the 2010 Columbus Arts Festival, held June 4, 5 & 6 in the Discovery District, surrounded by the Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College and the Columbus Museum of Art.

To submit a photo, participants join the Columbus Arts Festival’s Flickr group (www.flickr.com) and contribute their best shot for consideration by official contest juror Will Shively. One winner will be chosen and will receive a Midwest Photo Exchange gift certificate, Festival merchandise and a chance to have the photo used in future promotions, with photographer credit.

Will Shively has spent more than 20 years as a professional photographer and operates one of Columbus’ most successful commercial and fashion photography studios. His commercial work includes clients such as Express, Abercrombie & Fitch, Huntington Bank, The Body Shop, American Electric Power and Designer Shoe Warehouse. As one of the principal photographers for BalletMet, his images of dancers in motion captivate everyone who sees them. His work can be seen at www.shivelyphotography.com.

The deadline for submitting photos is June 30. The winner will be announced on July 7.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, including full details on how to participate and submit photos for the contest, go to www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org.

The three-day event will be held June 4-6. Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., June 4 and 5 (Fri. & Sat.), and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 6 (Sun.).

The Columbus Arts Festival is easy to get to and parking is plentiful. Columbus’ downtown offers cheap, accessible meter parking, dozens of above ground lots and parking garages close by – all inexpensive and within walking distance of the Festival.

The Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors include: American Electric Power, State Auto Insurance Companies, The Motorists Insurance Group, Giant Eagle and The Westin. Media sponsors are WOSU and alive! Additional media support provided by CD101, Classic Hits 103.9/WMNI and Ohio Magazine.

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, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.

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