Call for Artists: The Art of Being Together by L’Arche

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L’Arche Greater Vancouver is ramping up for a community art showcase fundraiser and they are putting the call out to local artists who would like to participate.

Seeking Artwork Inspired by Community L’Arche Greater Vancouver is seeking submissions by emerging artists for “The Art of Being Together”, an upcoming juried show. Ten finalists will be chosen whose work best reflects the theme of community, sharing life, friendship and inclusiveness. Their work will be purchased by L’Arche for $250 and displayed at the March 6 show where judges will announce their top choice and the public will be invited to vote for the people’s choice.

An additional prize will be given for the People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choice Awards. The judges may also choose additional work from submitted art to be on display in the ‘Honourable Mention’ category but those works would not be purchased by L’Arche. This show will also include a gallery of L’Arche art.

L’Arche is an international organization that assists and supports those with developmental disabilities. They have been based in Greater Vancouver for over 30 years and run community homes, day programs, and are involved in an array of community outreach programs. They are a Christian-based society however they assist and support members from a rich diversity of religions, races and cultural backgrounds.

I’ll be involved with the Art of Being Together show which will take place Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre in Burnaby. If you are interested in helping out or being a sponsor, please visit the L’Arche website for contact details and specifics for the artwork.

Update: L’Arche now has a blog!

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