According to their Web site, Washington D.C.’s MANIFEST HOPE Gallery celebrates the role of art in creating cultural momentum and “shines a spotlight on artists who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grassroots movement that carried President-Elect Barack Obama to victory.” And they’re inviting artists to show a piece of their work during the Presidential Inauguration Celebration alongside some of the most celebrated artists today. Contest judges include Shepard Fairey, Spike Lee and Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation.
Get the deets after the jump.
“The contest is comprised of three parts. You can make one submission per category, totaling a maximum of three submissions. The three categories are: Health Care Reform, Workers’ Rights and The Green Economy. Submission is quick and simple. Just click HERE to submit images of your original artwork. We will be accepting submissions from Monday, December 22nd, 2008 through 11:59 a.m. EDT on Friday, January 9th, 2009.
Of the submitted works, 15 pieces, 5 from each category, will be selected by our panel of acclaimed judges to show at MANIFEST HOPE: DC in Washington, D.C., which will be open from Saturday, January 17th – Monday, January 19th, 2009 for the days preceding the Presidential Inauguration. Selected works will then be shipped over-night by the artists to the Manifest Hope: DC gallery (shipping costs covered by Manifest Hope: DC).
You can submit any medium of art: painting, sculpture, collage — any 2D or 3D creation that uses positive messaging to convey the urgency and importance of encouraging a national dialogue about the contest’s three themes. Please use your creative ideas to help capture the energy we have experienced in this momentous campaign! Also, please make sure to read the guidelines of this contest HERE before submitting your work.”