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People's Gallery exhibition seeks work by local artists for 2015 exhibition
Artwork application deadline is October 17, 2014
AUSTIN, TX – The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department invites Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organization to apply for The People’s Gallery 2015 exhibition. The annual art exhibition showcases local artists throughout the first three floors of Austin City Hall. Applications for the exhibition are currently being accepted for 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium through October 17, 2014.

Each applicant may submit up to five artworks for consideration and all applications must be submitted online. The complete call for artwork information and a link to the online application is available at http://tinyurl.com/peoplesgallery.

A selection panel of local arts professionals will review the submissions and recommend artworks for the 2015 exhibition, which will be displayed at City Hall from February 27, 2015 through January 8, 2016. This year’s selection panelists are exhibiting artist Cornelius Carter, exhibiting artist and arts educator William Cauthern, and exhibiting artist and Assistant Director of the Serie Project and Coronado Studio Paloma Mayorga.

The public is invited to tour the gallery Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Deadline to Apply:
Friday, October 17, 2014 at midnight

Artist Information Meetings:
Thursday, August 21 (6 – 7:30 pm)
Cultural Arts Division offices, 201 E. 2nd Street

Saturday, September 6 (10 am – 11:30 am)
Asian American Cultural Center, 11713 Jollyville Rd.

2015 Exhibition Opening Reception:
Friday, February 27, 2015 (6 -9 p.m.)
Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street

For Application Information:
Visit http://tinyurl.com/peoplesgallery or contact Suzanne Burton at 512-974-6456 or by email at peoplesgallery@austintexas.gov.

About the People’s Gallery
The 2015 People’s Gallery exhibition will be the 11th annual installation at Austin City Hall. The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department manages The People’s Gallery, which is designed to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialogue, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division
The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City’s cultural arts programs and for the development of arts and cultural industries. The Cultural Arts Division is responsible for the Cultural Arts Funding Programs, Art in Public Places Program, community-based arts development, and programs to assist the development of film and creative industries in Austin. For more information, visit www.austincreates.com.

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