LOVELAND, CO, September 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 23rd Annual Governor's Art Show (formerly The Annual Governor's Invitational Art Show and Sale) has issued a call for entries for its 2014 event. The submission deadline for Colorado artists to submit their work is midnight, September 30th, 2013. Three recent works of art, a brief bio and a $25 entry fee (payable securely via PayPal) can be submitted for jury consideration online via http://governorsartshow.org/2014-submission/.---
The 2014 event, as in years past, will feature a juried collection of outstanding works by Colorado artists, and will be held May 4th-June 15th, 2014, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. For more than 20 years, both The Loveland Rotary Club and The Thompson Valley Rotary Club have combined efforts to sell more than $2 million of work by Colorado artists.
The 2014 Governor's Art Show & Sale also features a modified new name and logo. The show's new branding includes a shorter, more conversational name, as well as a nod to Rotary and Colorado artists. The logo maintains the old "square" as a graphic representation of a picture frame, and the show's promotional materials add the colors of the Colorado flag and the Rotary logo and year. The new look establishes a stronger, more recognizable identity for modern, social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Last year's Governor's Art Show & Sale featured 55 Colorado artists. The exhibit showcased works by local artists with a broad range of styles and influences, including more contemporary and avant-garde works. New artists participating in the show last year include international award-winning watercolor artist Selina Karim and nationally renowned painter Alyson Kinkade, whose art is displayed in the Colorado State Capitol as well as Colorado State University and Denver International Airport. David Nittmann, whose woodcarvings have been featured in The Smithsonian and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, returned last year, along with painters Ross Busby and David Mayer.
2014 Show Sponsors Sought
The 2013 show was made possible by Gold-level sponsors Poudre Valley Health System, RE/MAX Alliance Loveland, and Loveland Ready-Mix Concrete; Silver-level sponsors Art Works Loveland and Shannon Marketing Communications; dozens of Bronze-level sponsors; and others, including promotional sponsors. Sponsorships are now available for the 2014 show, and a complete list of sponsors will be posted at http://www.governorsartshow.org/index.php/sponsors.
Beneficiaries of Sale Proceeds
This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Loveland and Thompson Valley Clubs. Funds raised through the sale of art at the show go to the Loveland Rotary Foundation. Throughout the year, funds are given to a wide variety of causes and groups, including the Thompson Valley Honor Society for painting Valentine hearts; shelter boxes for Haiti; medical supplies for those in need around the world; clean water projects in Nicaragua and Burma; shoes for children in Thailand; Trees, Water, People; Rotary International's "Stamp Out Polio" project; Project Self Sufficiency; House of Neighborly Service; art scholarships for local students' and Rotary Youth Leadership Camp scholarships.
About the Governor's Invitational Art Show & Sale
The Governor's Art Show & Sale is the largest fundraiser and a capstone project of the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs. It stands out as one of the most prestigious exhibits of original art in the Western United States. For more information about the Governor's Invitational Art Show & Sale, visit http://www.governorsartshow.org, call 970-663-0919, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more at the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GovsArtShowandSale.
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