Students–this art contest is very prestigious, and has lots of prize money connected to it. Please see Mr. Souvorin if you have an idea for a project that you’d like to do for this contest.
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “I HAVE A DREAM”
ANNOUNCING THE DREAM@50 Art Contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, in national partnership with Americans for the Arts, National Education Association, National Art Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council for the Social Studies, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the United Nations, and YouTube.
K-12 students in ten cities are invited to submit artwork inspired by a word or phrase from Dr. King’s Dream Speech. Please see the attached summary flyer for details and go to, http://www.thedreamat50.com.
• $10,000 in award prizes for the winning students and their teachers
• $282,000 in bus advertisements and billboards donated by MARTA and CBS Outdoor to promote the winning artwork
• Award ceremony hosted by Morehouse College on January 20, 2013 and featuring a celebrity reading of The Dream Speech
• All semifinalist exhibit at the High Museum of Art, February 19—March 21, 2013
The Dream@50 Art Contest aims to clarify the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for students today, encourage creativity and collaboration in the classroom, and inspire participants to better both themselves and the world.
THE DREAM@50 JUDGES
Ian Alteveer, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Carlos Basualdo, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts, Columbia University
Mark Bradford, Artist
Betsy Carpenter, Curator, Walker Art Center
Gary Garrels, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Art
Jenny Holzer, Artist
Collette Hopkins, National Black Arts Festival
Glenn Ligon, Artist
Donna Lowry, Reporter, WXIA-TV
Kerry James Marshall, Artist
Faith Ringgold, Artist
Michael Rooks, Curator, High Museum of Art
Lee Rosenbaum, CultureGrrl Arts Journal
Edward Saywell, Chair of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Franklin Sirmans, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / LACMA
Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-prize winning arts critic, Boston Globe
Roberta Smith, Chief Art Critic, New York Times
Mark Stryker, Art Critic, Detroit Free Press
Go to, http://www.thedreamat50.com