What’s your vision of peace? Soldiers laying down their arms? The smile of a child who’s overcome the trauma of war? Picasso’s famous dove? Or something more abstract yet just as powerful?
That’s the challenge — and promise — of The Peace Project, an international collaborative art competition and exhibition created to connect peace-minded individuals everywhere. Artists from around the world, working in diverse mediums, are invited to submit their creative interpretations of peace. Their collective vision will be unveiled September 21, 2010 at a press event at Gallery 9 in Los Angeles, followed by an opening reception on Saturday, September 25. The exhibit will subsequently travel to San Francisco and New York in conjunction with a simultaneous online exhibition.
An exhibit will be created using 100 – 200 selected pieces of artwork that will be reproduced on 1'x1' panels (30.5mm x 30.5mm) arranged in mosaic fashion to underscore the multicultural implications of global peace, and to reinforce the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Peace Project has attracted an esteemed panel of jurors including Pulitizer Prize winner Karen Blessen, a representative from the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York, the head of Morgan Gaynin (representatives of the world’s top illustrators), a Los Angeles Art Critic, a New York Photographer’s Rep, and other powerful forces in the creative world.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. An additional ten entries will be awarded $100 in Art Supplies.
For full submission guidelines and to submit your work, visit http://www.thewhole9.com/thepeaceproject-info.php