Each year the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the "Celebrating Life!" fine arts competition to recognize the talents of Las Vegas artists. Clark County residents age 50 or better are invited to enter their original works in this 12th annual juried event. There is no fee to enter. A public reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St. The exhibition will be displayed there May 25-July 11. Reception and exhibition admission is free.
Artists may enter original works in the following fine art media categories:
- Drawing and Pastel
- Mixed Media (2-D)
- Painting (oil or acrylic)
- Sculpture and Ceramics (3-D)
- Watercolor and Gouache
- Photography/Digital Photography.
The work must be ready for display, completed within the past three years and not previously juried into a Celebrating Life! exhibit. Only one work per artist may be submitted for jury. Entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 24-25 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. This year's judges will be Bill Leaf, Jim Pink, and Mary Warner.
Artists whose works are not selected for the Celebrating Life! 2012 exhibition will have the option to display their submissions in the Salon de Refusés exhibit in the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery. This exhibit will remain on display May 25-June 20, 2012. Award-winning pieces from the 2012 Celebrating Life! exhibit will travel to the City Hall Chamber Gallery to be displayed July 26-Sept. 6, 2012.
Celebrating Life! entry forms with complete submission criteria are available on request and online. For further information or to request a form, please call (702) 229-1012 or 229-4631.