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The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council Presents its Fourth Annual “Paint Me Miami” Art Competition

The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council Presents its Fourth Annual “Paint Me Miami” Art Competition

Deadline and requirements for submission is April 15th, 2015

MIAMI – March 17, 2015 –The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council (MAEC) invites talented Miami artists, art students, up-and-coming artists and art aficionados to participate in its fourth annual art competition, “Paint Me Miami.”

“Paint Me Miami” is an open competition where all artists working in two-dimensional painting media are eligible to enter provided they meet the rules. To conform to the spirit of the awards, all work must be original and completed within the last two years and must not have won any previous prize or award in any other art competition. The subject must be inspired by an identifiable scene within the City of Miami boundaries (see map on The size of paintings must be no larger than 20 x 24, oil, acrylics and water color work is acceptable. The entry fee is $20 and a maximum of three entries per artist is permitted. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2015.

“The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council is proud to continue promoting arts and culture as a pivotal ingredient in Miami’s growth as a dynamic international city that is a showcase for emerging artists as well as masters,” added Mercedes Cisneros, member of MAEC.

Distinguished jurors of “Paint Me Miami” consist of master painters, Julio Larraz, Cesar Santos FIU professor David Chang and Milixa Moron. The first prize winner will receive $2,500 and an award certificate; the second prize winner will receive $1,000 and an award certificate; the third prize winner will receive $500 and an award certificate. Ten runner-up finalists will receive award certificates. There is also a separate category for High School students under the age of 18 (no entry fee required). The winner in this category will receive a $500 gift certificate and an award certificate.

For entry form and detailed requirements, visit

Winners will be announced during The Award Ceremony and exhibition on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the YoungArts Gallery on the National YoungArts Foundation Campus, 2100 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33137. The exhibition will be on view through May 29.

About Miami Arts and Entertainment Council

The Miami Arts and Entertainment Council serves in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the city regarding endorsements and support of specific Miami art and entertainment special events, performances and productions. The Miami Arts and Entertainment Council helps determine whether the city should accept or acquire any specific art and seek public participation in all cultural events in the city of Miami. The council also serves as the city’s official liaison with major arts and entertainment facilities and organizations to attract arts and entertainment programs to the City of Miami.

For information about the Miami Arts and Entertainment Council, email Madeline Pacheco, City of Miami Arts & Entertainment Council, at [email protected]

About National YoungArts foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and support the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts; assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development; and raise appreciation for the arts in American society. Each year, there are approximately 11,000 applications to YoungArts from 15-18 year old (or grades 10-12) artists, and from these, approximately 800 winners are selected.

YoungArts provides these emerging artists with life-changing experiences and validation by renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition and other opportunities at critical junctures throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding emerging artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts. To date, YoungArts has honored more than 20,000 alumni, including Doug Aitken, Josh Groban, Jenji Kohan, Desmond Richardson and Kerry Washington, with over $12 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $60 million in college scholarship opportunities in the past two years; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, such as Marina Abramovic, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, Zaha Hadid, Robert Redford and Bruce Weber.

In addition, YoungArts is working with world-renowned architect and YoungArts Artistic Advisor Frank Gehry to transform the former Bacardi Tower and Museum buildings and three-and-a-half acre campus into its national headquarters, which will support expanded local activities in Miami and across the country. The new campus will feature a Gehry-designed performing arts center and park with state-of-the-art sound and video capabilities.

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Media Contact
Company Name: Paint Me Miami
Contact Person: Mario Sancarranco
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Phone: 3055730882
Address:3009 NE Quayside Lane
City: Miami
State: Florida
Country: United States