ART CONTEST: Artists, we want you! This art contest was created to give local artists the recognition they so much deserve. Their talents are helping the economic growth of the Tampa Bay Area and we want to ensure they are recognized!
Artists must register and submit their own creative original work of art by Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in order to enter the contest. http://www.ArtTiesUs.com
All submitted art will be featured online for a community vote AND will be seen by a panel of esteemed art judges. There will be five winners:
● 1st Place as voted on by the Panel of Judges: $1,500 Cash Prize
● 2nd Place as voted on by the Panel of Judges: $1,000 Cash Prize
● 3rd place winners as voted on by the Panel of Judges: $750 Cash Prize
● Online popular vote winner: $500 Cash Prize
● Art Ties Us Committee Selection: $500 Cash Prize
What starts as a contest will end with a celebration at the Art Ties Us Gala in the Grand Ballroom of The Birchwood on Friday, September 13, 2019, where all art submitted for the contest will be auctioned. All proceeds will benefit the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts.
The Gala will host 200+ art enthusiasts who'll enjoy an open bar along with specialty food tastings from Birch & Vine, 1200 Chophouse, Dr. BBQ, and Café Cibo.
The Birchwood has once again agreed to have neckties made in the likeness of the top three winners which will be worn by the staff for one year following the Gala.