CALL FOR ENTRIES: The "Art of Life Connected" Art Contest

Grand prize $1,000, with 50 winners chosen for a long-term art exhibit at Koreatown's Wilshire Vermont community

Nov 18, 2015, 09:00 ET from Klein Financial

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant Koreatown neighborhood, the luxury Wilshire Vermont apartment community invites artists to enter its "The Art of Life Connected" art contest and exhibit. The community-driven art initiative is designed to provide artists with a unique and highly visible platform to exhibit original works of art that reflect today's diverse, interconnected way of life. The contest is open now through December 16, 2015.

The Wilshire Vermont neighborhood is at the center of one of major commuting hubs of Los Angeles, where the city's major Metro lines connect Angelenos to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, and beyond. More than 45,000 commuters pass through its public courtyard each week.

"The Art of Life Connected" art contest aims to illustrate the dynamic and interconnected way we experience life today and underscores the City of Los Angeles' commitment to celebrating the city's diverse arts and culture.  Fifty pieces of art will be selected for a long-term public exhibit at the community, located at the intersection of Wilshire and Vermont.

"The 'Art of Life Connected' project will harness the creative and artistic energy of Los Angeles to create a thoughtful reflection of all Angelenos.  Efforts like these create community amongst our great diversity and foster greater understanding of each other," said Edgar Garcia, Arts & Culture Manager for City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

To enter in the contest, artists upload digital images of their original works of art at from November 18, 2015 thru December 16, 2015. Acceptable art forms include landscape, portraits, still life, or abstract and all non-video, 2-D mediums and dimensions such as photography, paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic or digital, drawings, collage, and more.

A jury of art experts will judge the submissions, culminating in three prizes: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $500; and third place $250.  All accepted entries will be showcased in an online gallery at Wilshire A total of fifty (50) entries will be chosen and reproduced for a public exhibit throughout the Wilshire Vermont property, which is located above the Red and Purple Metro Lines in Koreatown. 

Contest Details:

  • Contest is open November 18, 2015 - December 16, 2015
  • Digital images of original artwork submitted at
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws
  • $10 entry fee covers a maximum of five submissions.
  • All participants will be notified of results on or before January 8, 2016.
  • For submission guidelines and complete rules and regulations, visit

All artwork will be submitted and juried through

All entries will be juried by a panel of art experts, including:

--Lead juror Bruce Helander, a collage artist and highly regarded juror for art and museum competitions. His work is featured in over 50 museum collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.

--Elizabeth Sobieski, a contributing writer to The Art Economist who has published arts-related articles for publications such as New York Magazine, the New York Post, AvenueMagazine, and Cosmopolitan.

--Qathryn Brehm, the Executive Director of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

For more information about The Art of Life Connected contest and the Wilshire Vermont community, visit


Wilshire Vermont is a luxury apartment community committed to providing a connected lifestyle for Los Angelenos. Located directly above a Metro Line station, the transit-oriented community is central to many of the city's cultural and entertainment destinations. Located in the heart of Koreatown, the community is comprised of 449 apartment homes anchored by a retail center and public courtyard.


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