Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Granada Arts Education Project Call to Artists Pittsburgh PA


Benefit 2010 CALL for ARTISTS

poster show and art exhibition to BENEFIT:

The Granada Arts Education Project, based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Granada, Nicaragua, is a new artist-driven collaborative. Our goal is to help students learn about their world and abroad through artistic expression and exchange of art between schools in different countries. We work with teachers to help strengthen their teaching skills and diversify their curriculum, despite limited resources, by including arts activities.

To learn more, visit

In June 2010, we will hold our third annual benefit event at AVA Bar & Lounge. The event will include music, raffles, a silent auction, and an art exhibition reception. We are seeking artists to produce posters to exhibit and sell, with proceeds benefiting the Granada Arts Education Project.


Selection: All work submitted will be accepted and very much appreciated.

We have funds and space to frame 20 posters. These will be selected by a group of 4 artists working in the Pittsburgh community. The remaining posters will be displayed on tables during the benefit event, and will be featured prominently on our website.

Deadline: Let us know if you will participate by June 1, 2010. All work must be received by June 12, 2010.

Size: 11 x 17 inches. Orientation can be vertical or horizontal.

Framing: We’ll do it for you! Just be sure to get it to us by the deadline.

Medium: Up to you! We look forward to all types of printmaking, digital prints, photographs, etc.

Content: Also up to you, of course! The poster can be designed specifically for this event, can be existing work (sized at 11” x 17”), or you can use your existing imagery to create a poster to promote your work.

Sale: We will sell all posters at an affordable price, so that donors and patrons will be able to afford them. All proceeds will benefit the Granada Arts Education Project. Unsold artwork will be returned and you can keep the frame!


Please submit the following information by June 1, 2010:

  • Name and contact information
  • Jpeg/photo of your piece (or example of other work)
  • Website, if applicable
  • Short Bio
  • Title of piece

Artwork is due June 12, 2010

Please send the above info to

OR call Mauren Antkowski at 412-606-3907

To learn more, please visit


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