Picture this: Orlando looking to highlight local artists ahead of Hispanic Heritage Month

Submissions for artwork entries are due Aug. 29


ORLANDO, Fla. – The city of Orlando is looking for local artists to display during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

The artwork would be displayed from Sept. 16 to Nov. 13 this year in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall.

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City officials want to offer creatives the chance to splash the richness of their Hispanic heritage and culture onto a canvas.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 29, and interested artists can submit their entries to the City of Orlando Public Art Coordinator Keith Beasley at charles.beasley@orlando.gov.

Those submitting must include an artists biography or resume, photos of a minimum of five pieces of artwork in a JPG format and descriptions about each piece.

Each individual submission must be labeled with the name of the artist, art title, year created, measurements and medium.

Art related to the Hispanic culture is strongly encouraged.

Pieces will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness: Artists are selected based on the relevance of their proposal to the project.
  • Communication: Artists must have the ability to clearly communicate concepts both visually and through clearly written materials.
  • Performance: Artists must have a professional history of being able to work well with others and finish projects on time.
  • All 2D art submitted must be “Wall Ready,” with D rings or wire.

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