For Immediate Release

January 6, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE 

ARTS COUNCIL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STARS AMONG US 2011

Oakville, ON
– Applications for the Oakville Arts Council’s 3rd Annual Cogeco Stars Among Us Arts Awards are now being accepted.  Join the Oakville Arts Council on May 12 as we celebrate with our musicians, actors, painters, writers and all who make Oakville an innovative and creative community.  The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011 at 4 p.m.


“We want to highlight the excellence of the arts in Oakville and encourage artists of all disciplines to submit an application.  If you are not an artist yourself, but you know an excellent artist, we encourage you to nominate them.  This event is a celebration of Oakville’s talent!” said Stacey Sinclair, Chair, Jurying and Applications.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

Visual Arts (includes Photography)

Literary Arts

Media Arts

Performing Arts

Young Artist Award (18 years or younger)

Each category honours a local artist that exemplifies excellence in their discipline. Winners receive $500, media coverage and recognition at Cogeco Stars Among Us 2011 at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on May 12th.  Applicants will be assessed on:

1) Artistic merit;

2) Artistic message and the works emotional impact;

3) Originality of concept or idea;

4) Innovative use of the medium and

5) Technical execution of the medium.

“It’s a privilege to Chair the Nominations Committee and review all the extraordinary applications that we receive.   Each year our jury is made up of arts professionals from outside the Oakville area, and they have a very difficult task selecting the award recipients from such a talented pool of artists.  The creativity happening in Oakville is remarkable,” said Megan Whittington, Executive Director, the Oakville Arts Council.


Local artists can apply or supporting members of the community can nominate any local artist, with the artist’s consent.  Application forms are available at
www.oakvillearts.com by clicking on the “awards applications” graphic on our home page or by following this link:

http://www.oakvillearts.com/Default.aspx?pageId=870857.

Applications may be mailed, hand-delivered, emailed or sent by courier to the Oakville Arts Council office located at 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2Z4.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 at 4 p.m.

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Media Contact:

Bernadette Ward

Communications Manager

Oakville Arts Council

bward@oakville.ca

905-815-5977

“We want to highlight the excellence of the arts in Oakville and encourage artists of all disciplines to submit an application.  If you are not an artist yourself, but you know an excellent artist, we encourage you to nominate them.  This event is a celebration of Oakville’s talent!” said Stacey Sinclair, Chair, Jurying and Applications.


“It’s a privilege to Chair the Nominations Committee and review all the extraordinary applications that we receive.   Each year our jury is made up of arts professionals from outside the Oakville area, and they have a very difficult task selecting the award recipients from such a talented pool of artists.  The creativity happening in Oakville is remarkable,” said Megan Whittington, Executive Director, the Oakville Arts Council.

 
 
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