On September 21st, World
Peace Day, The Peace Project will get the country of Sierra Leone off the
ground by providing 10,000 pairs of crutches and mobility devices to everyone
in need throughout the entire post-conflict country of Sierra Leone, Africa
(home to over 20% of the world's amputees).
We gathered the momentum needed to launch this heroic effort last year with The
Peace Project's Call for Artists. This competition, the submission fees and the
resulting sales from exhibit artwork were instrumental in funding the early
days of The Peace Project. This year, we’re launching another Call for Artists.
from around the world, working in diverse mediums, are invited to submit their
creative interpretations of peace. Their collective vision will be unveiled mid-October
at Gallery 9 in Los Angeles. The
exhibit will subsequently travel to San Francisco and New York in conjunction
with a simultaneous online exhibition.
An exhibit will be
created using 150 selected pieces of artwork that will be reproduced on 1'x1'
panels (30.5mm x 30.5mm) arranged in mosaic fashion to underscore the
multicultural implications of global peace, and to communicate that through
creativity and community, we can change the world.
Cash prizes will be
awarded to the top two entries. An
additional eight entries will be awarded Art Supply Gift Cards.