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The Creative Arts Center Announces Mural Opportunity At The Cedars Backyard

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THE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MURAL OPPORTUNITY AT THE CEDARS BACKYARD
Themed “ground·swell” Mural Competition Will Serve as Membership Drive for the Creative Arts Center
DALLAS – December 19, 2016 – Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard, that will conclude in a 10′ x 40′ site specific mural on the backside of the container (facing the Dallas Police Department Headquarters). CAC members are invited to submit up to three total color renderings encompassing the artist’s interpretation of the theme. Jurors for the project are Todd Hedrick, CAC board member; artist Cynthia Mulcahy; and Jeffrey Yarbrough, co-owner of The Cedars Social.  The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
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According to Diana Pollak, CAC’s Executive Director, the mural competition is an exciting opportunity for artists throughout North Texas to have their work seen in such a prominent location. “This public art partnership will also increase our membership base and impact the community through its theme, ground·swell,” said Pollak. “This announcement is a great way to end our 50th anniversary.”
The competition is open to all artists and there is no application fee, however, entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission.  A one-year individual membership is $45 and $35 for seniors, educators, students and veterans.  Artists must submit a short bio and up to three color renderings to info@creativeartscenter.org in the form of 72 dpi digital images in JPEG format.  All proposals submitted must be original works of art and include a written statement of the artwork.  Artists will be notified by February, 2017 and the mural must be completed by March 12, 2017. Download the application HERE.
ABOUT CAC:  Not only is CAC a visual arts school, it is a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.  Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, the nonprofit community arts organization is geared to beginning, emerging and working artists. Offeringmore than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, creative writing, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving, CAC also offers free arts programming to underserved children through programs, such as Art as a Second Language Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica.  CAC recently launched ArtAbility, a new program for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
ABOUT THE CEDARS SOCIAL:  The Cedars Social, located at 1326 South Lamar, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features an adventurous list of handcrafted cocktails developed by one of the nation’s leading barmen Michael Martensen and a modern comfort food menu created by award-winning chef John Tesar.  In November, it opened Dallas’ first container bar The Cedars Backyard.

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