Monday, May 28, 2007

Call to artists: Artport deadline June 4 for show Sept 13 at Shreveport Regional Airport

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New artists are encouraged to apply to the juried Artport exhibit, says Cindy Smith, Artport Coordinator, Kalmbach Smith Meadows.

After a four-year hiatus, Artport is returning to the corridors of the Shreveport Regional Airport. Opening night is scheduled for Sept 13, 6 pm - 9 pm. Some 80 regional artists have been accepted into the show. Artport is making a final open call to the artists in our local and regional area.

"Shreveport Regional Airport serves customers from throughout our nation and having art on display that reflects our region is important to the Shreveport Airport Authority," said Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Chairman of the Airport Authority. “We are looking forward to the 2007 showing of new art displays for the traveling public."

Each Artport artist is responsible for securing a sponsorship of his/her work in the amount of $200. The sponsorship may be a business or individual.

The Philadelphia Center has been the charity of choice for Artport since the event began. Artport has raised over $75,000 through this event for the Philidelphia Center.

All new Artport entries should contact an Artport representative at Kalmbach Smith Meadows 318-227-8611 or 800-317-8611. The proper entry forms and guidelines will be forwarded per request. An artists’ biography and sample artwork files will be required for submission to the jury. Deadline for entries is Monday, June 4.

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