Call for entry to QCA Artists from Family Resources

Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 8:38 am
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Press release submitted by Family Resources

Call for Entry to QCA Artists – Family Resources Seeks Works of Art to Benefit Children and Families in Crisis

Artists in the Quad Cities area are invited to participate in an art awareness project in conjunction with Family Resources Opening Doors Gala, to be held April 12 at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2013.

Artists are asked to submit works in any medium that bring awareness to the issue of family crisis, children in crisis, domestic violence and family violence using the central themes of opening doors, safe places, hope and/or new beginnings. Art works must be delivered to Family Resources by April 1 for display at the Opening Doors Gala. Artists will agree that the art will be displayed publicly at the Gala and also at the Venus Envy event at the Bucktown Center on May 3-4. The art will then be part of a traveling exhibit that will be displayed in various places throughout the community for the following year. At the end of the year, the art may be returned to the artist or auctioned/raffled at the Gala event in 2014.

"Each year, the Opening Doors Gala is an emotional event," said Jenni Venema, chair of Family Resources Opening Doors Gala Committee. "Last year, area students painted and designed doors with messages and images that genuinely moved people. We're very excited to see how local artists interpret the theme this year."

Family Resources provides a safe place for children, women and families in the Quad Cities and Eastern Iowa. More than 35,000 people are touched by the nonprofit organization's programs and services each year, either directly through programs and services or by training and public awareness. The Opening Doors Gala raised $75,000 for Family Resources last year.

Artists seeking more details on the art awareness project may call Family Resources at (563) 468-2140.



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