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The Art Commission Launches International Awards Competition

This article is an International notice and less likely to be useful - but members have been taking up some serious challenges - so here is a big one for you:

The Art Commission Launches International Awards Competition

MADISON, WI, April 29, 2013 – The Art Commission, the online platform that connects artists who create commissioned artwork with design and art professionals, has announced the launch of the CoD+A Awards: Collaboration of Design + Art.

The Art Commission, whose mission is to help artists get commissions and make the world a more beautiful place, has established the awards program to celebrate design projects that demonstrate the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior or architectural space.

The CoD+A Awards are open to all individuals involved in the collaborative process of creating spaces. Awards in eight categories will honor the designers, architects, artists, and art professionals whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us daily. The award categories are: commercial, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, landscape, liturgical, public spaces, and residential.

A distinguished panel of experts in design, architecture, and art will select winners in each category. Jurors include: Jorge Arango, design writer; George Beylerian, Founder of Material Connexion; Clodagh, CEO, Clodagh Design; Dror Benshetrit, Studio Dror; Arlene Hirst, designer writer; Malcolm Holzman, Holzman Moss Bottino Architects; Kevin Lippert, Publisher of Princeton Architectural Press; Richard Marcus, former CEO of Neiman Marcus; Michael Monroe,
former Director of Renwick Museum; David Ross, former Director of Whitney Museum; Carol Sauvion, Producer of PBS Series ‘Craft in America’; Sanford Smith, Producer of New York’s premiere art shows; and Barbara Tober, Chair of Museum of Art & Design.

The jury’s top selections in each category will also be exhibited online where design enthusiasts from around the globe will be invited to vote for their favorites during a highly publicized People’s Choice campaign.

The CoD+A Award winners will be announced in August and featured in a national public relations campaign in the fall, including a professionally produced video. All entries submitted will remain on the CoD+A Award section of The Art Commission website through the end of the year.

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2013. Full details are available at www.codaawards.com.

About The Art Commission

The Art Commission is the most comprehensive international source of artists who create commission work; it connects artists to those individuals, organizations, and corporations seeking commissioned art.

The Art Commission focuses marketing efforts on design and art professionals who represent clients looking for site-specific artwork, but the website is open to any art lover who wants to find artists for unique projects. Through The Art Commission website, its Instalments newsletter and blog, and the CoD+A Awards, the company champions the importance of design collaborations in bringing creativity and beauty into the places where we live and work. For more information, visit artcommission.com.

Jill Schaefer, Editorial Director
The Art Commission

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