The competition and exhibit will:
- Provide regional artists an opportunity to showcase their work and give casual and serious collectors a rare opportunity to meet and visit some of the most respected artists currently producing art in Riverside today.
- Provide a venue to celebrate the belief of Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness through art.
Artists are invited to make art inspired by the traditions surrounding Libertad y la Búsqueda de la Felicidad (Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness) for the 2016 Mariachi Festival. Artists ages 14 and older are invited to compete in one of the following categories: drawing, photography or painting. Participants are encouraged to research their view of what liberty and the pursuit of happiness is in order to accurately and powerfully convey it's significance for the artist. Artwork will be showcased in the Galeria de Artes during the Mariachi Festival. The Galeria de Artes Competition and Exhibition is a competition judged by art professionals, including professors and non-competing artists. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. where 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category will be awarded. One artist wil receive the overall $500 grand prize.
Libertad y la Búsqueda de la Felicidad Galeria de Artes Competition and Exhibition features three categories:
- Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oils, etc.)
For more information and to enter the contest/exhibition, please download and submit the below attachment to Tania Martinez at TMartinez@riversideca.gov no later than Friday, September 2, 2016.