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BUY ART Providence 2011 Call To Artists

Providence, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are pleased to announce an open call to Providence based artists. Five artists will be chosen by a juried panel to represent the 2011 series of the BUY ART Providence buttons. These collectable art advocacy buttons will be unveiled and available to the public in late November at all participating venues in our city that sell original art. They will also be viewable online at buyartprovidence.com.

All submissions must be in JPEG format (300dpi) and contain no text
Artist must live or have a studio in Providence
Artist must provide contact information (name, address, email, phone #) with submission
Only 1 submission per artist
Please think about how your image will look cropped and in the 1 1/2″ “I BUY ART” pin format when deciding which visual to submit
No need to crop in advance – just submit the artwork JPEG in its original form
Please email all submissions to mchristofaro@providenceri.com
Deadline to submit is September 14, 2011
BUY ART Providence is an initiative to highlight the sale of locally produced original art and art experiences in Providence, RI. The program works to collectively promote galleries, individual artists, art retailers, museums and performing arts venues throughout the city by providing limited edition I BUY ART buttons as a creative thank you to each person purchasing art from a BUY ART Providence participant. The program’s web site serves as an online “one-stop shop,” listing the city’s art sellers in one place so consumers can more easily browse and get connected to the original art being made and sold in Providence.

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