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Winternational event seeks community art

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The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational Community Art Celebration provides an opportunity to support World Cup racing in Aspen and to display community talents in a public exhibition during the races. Submissions will be displayed Nov. 23 to 29 in retail store windows throughout Aspen's downtown core. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Submit the name of the individual or school as well as a contact phone number and email address to Angie Callen via email to director@aspenart.org by Nov. 1.

The organizer will provide a 30-by-48 inch canvas panel for entrants. The artist may choose, at their own cost, to use an alternative medium as long as it can be hung or displayed in a retailer's window and its final size does not exceed 30-by-48 inch. Contact Callen to reserve a canvas panel. Panels may be picked up at the Red Brick Center for the Arts with additional pick-up locations to be announced.

All submissions must incorporate some aspect that celebrates World Cup skiing in Aspen. This year's World Cup features Women's Giant Slalom and Slalom races. In March 2017, Aspen will be hosting the World Cup Finals, which features both men's and women's races in all disciplines, including Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and the Nations Team event. The 2017 event will be the first time that Aspen has hosted the prestigious World Cup Finals. Aspen has consistently hosted FIS races since 1950.

Submissions may not be political in nature nor contain any material deemed inappropriate or offensive for public viewing of all ages.

All submissions must be delivered to the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen on Nov. 19 through 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alternative drop-off may be arranged in advance for scheduling conflicts. Work must be retrieved from the same location Dec. 1 through 2. Artwork that is not retrieved by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2 will become the property of the Red Brick and the World Cup and at the organizers' discretion, will be donated either for use in the 2017 races or for the Red Brick's Art Auction fundraiser in January.

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A panel of judges will base their decisions on the following criteria, which will be weighed equally during the judging process: use of World Cup theme, creativity and originality, execution and quality and overall impression.

• Cash prizes will be awarded in two divisions: school and individual.

• Individual Division: First place wins $500, second place wins $250 and third place wins $125.

• A $500 cash award will be awarded to first place in the school division and official World Cup medals, which can be displayed in the classroom, also will be given to the top three finishers in the school division.

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