Art with Heart: Nonprofit’s contest aims to end domestic violence

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Art with Heart: Nonprofit’s contest aims to end domestic violence
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By Kathy Chouteau

The Latina Center is appealing for art submissions to its Richmond Art Contest as part of a bilingual campaign—“¡Ya Basta y Sin Miedo/Enough is Enough”—aimed at extinguishing domestic violence in Richmond and beyond.

Submissions to the center’s art contest should evoke the message of ending domestic violence against women and girls and “speak to how ending this violence improves the health, safety and beauty of Richmond,” said organizers. The deadline for art entries to the contest is Wed., Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.

The contest’s grand prize winner will receive $700, while three finalists will win $100 each. The center said that the criteria of art entries for evaluation by a panel will be overall impact, incorporation of message, composition, originality, artistic merit and creativity.

The contest is open to Richmond residents of any age who care about ending domestic violence against women and girls. The artist may submit one 8.5”x 11” on a white sheet of paper or as a digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, EPS, etc.) no larger than that size. A Google Drive or Dropbox link are acceptable.

Winners will be announced the week of September 25th and will receive their awards Sept. 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the ¡Ya Basta y Sin Miedo Benefit Concert at the Richmond Civic Center Plaza.

The Latina Center is located at 3701 Barrett Ave. in Richmond, 94805. Questions? Call (510) 233-8595 or contact [email protected].