WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Online submissions in eight categories will be accepted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ArtWalksAmerica/ or http://woobox.com/yntamo) today through June 23, 2016 as part of the 2016 Art Walk America (AWA) Contest. Winners will be announced on June 28th at the time of the launch of the Art Walk America app, which is designed to meet the needs and enrich the experiences of the 25 million Americans who attend thousands of art walks, gallery openings, and other art events every year. AWA is a product of its parent company, MOV!
The 2016 Art Walk America Contest will accept one or more submissions from artists aged 13 and older in the following categories: oil painting; watercolor painting; acrylic painting; mixed media; sculpture; photography; fashion design; and graphic design. Awards will be made as follows: grand prize winner for the entire contest; a winner in each of the eight categories; and five honorable mentions per category. Submissions may be made on the contest Facebook page as well as by using the #ArtwalkAmerica hashtag at Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
There is no cost to compete in the 2016 AWA Contest. Prizes will be as follows: featured status at an art walk or gallery for the grand prize winner; one-month featured status on the AWA Web site for the eight category winners; and a free copy of the paid-version of the America Art Walk app for the honorable mentions. Live voting will take place on the 2016 AWA Contest Facebook site by artists who submit their work as well as members of the general public.
Art Walk America is the brainchild of MOV! CEO and Art Walk America Creative Director Gloria J. Fredricks, who is an oil painter, sculptor and interior designer. She said: "Every art walk in America is filled with outstanding artists who never get the attention or boost they need. Art Walk America is dedicated both to elevating awareness of art walks and also the artists who participate in them. Our goal with the 2016 Art Walk America Contest is to cast a spotlight on thousands of artists whose work deserves to be shared with a much broader public than it is today. We encourage everyone who has work to show to participate in our Contest!"
The Art Walk America Contest is the first major foray of MOV! ahead of the launch of the Art Walk America app. The initial version of the AWA app will feature 8-10 major cities across the United States, with a wider focus planned in stages throughout the third and fourth quarters of 2016. For more on the Art Walk America app, go to https://youtu.be/IJ720rYaOyo.
MOV! is currently speaking to organizations interested in supporting the mission of Art Walk America, including planned foundation activity such as art in the schools, art camps, art competitions, and the promotion of art around the world.
MOV!, the parent company of Art Walk America, is the growing center of a number of new brands and services designed by artists for artists and those who appreciate the arts. MOV! products and services evoke strong responses from their users. MOV! will move you.
Follow Art Walk America on Twitter at @ArtWalk_America and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArtWalksAmerica/.
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SOURCE MOV!, Washington DC