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Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

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Art From The Heart Competition

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Art From The Heart Competition

Katrina Cartwright

Furniture Plus is launching a special “Art from the Heart” competition that invites children 8-18 years to design artwork from their hearts. Winners receive amazing prizes and will have their work showcased on Furniture Plus vehicles!

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Create a beautiful picture of the place where you feel most at home, happy and free. This could be within the house you live, in your own bedroom, at a friend’s home, or by Grandma’s house. Maybe, it’s outside in a garden, at the beach, or on a boat. Whether it’s in the Family Islands, in the city, playing with animals, or on the court shooting hoops, use your imagination to draw or paint that place where you feel connected to yourself and full of joy!

Participants are encouraged to use bold colors and strong lines. Artwork can be realistic or abstract. You may include people and animals in your artwork.

ENTRY DEADLINE                                                                                                                                  All entries must be received no later than 6:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 30, 2018. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

JUDGING                                                                                                                                               A panel of judges recognized for their work in the fine art environment will be assembled to view and select winners. All decisions are final. Announcement of winning contestants will be made after June 30th, 2018.

ENTRY SUBMISSION                                                                                                                              • A snapshot of the final artwork must be emailed to pac@furnitureplus.com.                                  • A completed entry form, provided by Furniture Plus, must accompany the artwork. The entry form should list the artist’s name, age, school, grade, title of artwork, medium used, contact information, requested signatures, and a short description of what the artwork is about.                • The artwork and entry form should be delivered to the Furniture Plus store at the Town Centre Mall (Nassau) addressed to Kam Cheng and/or Dawn Forbes, or at Madeira Croft (Grand Bahama) addressed to Victoria Ferguson and/or Chantel Robinson, no later than 6:00 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 30, 2018. Written clearly in pencil on the back of each piece of artwork should be the artist’s name, age, school, title of artwork, medium used, and contact information.

PRIZE                                                                                                                                                     Art From The Heart prizes**                                                                                                                  1. Artwork showcased on Furniture Plus vehicles                                                                                  2. $2,000 Gift card to Furniture Plus                                                                                                    3. Public exhibition of artwork                                                                                                            4.Full scholarship to one three-week session of the The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ (NAGB) Mixed Media Summer Art Camp.                                                                                            5. A kit of art supplies, and more!

MEDIA REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                    Any of the following media may be used:                                                                                            • Paint (watercolor, tempera, poster, or acrylic)                                                                                  •Drawing materials (pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, or crayons)                                            • THESE ARE NOT ALLOWED: charcoal, pastels, chalk, glitter, sand, paste-ons, attachments, stencils, tracing, digital art, or computer-generated graphics.

ARTWORK GUIDELINES                                                                                                                   Any artwork that does not meet the following guidelines will be disqualified. Please follow directions closely.

• Paper size must be 21” x 9”. Paper can be collected at Furniture Plus, Town Centre Mall. Limit one per entry.                                                                                                                                        •Artwork must be created on a clean white sheet of art paper or copy paper.                                  • Paper must be unruled and unlined.                                                                                                  •Artwork must be horizontal or wide, not tall.                                                                                    •All work must be the original artwork of the applicant. Tracing and reproductions of another artist’s work is not permitted.                                                                                                                • NO firm or rigid backing                                                                                                                      • Artwork should be submitted unframed.                                                                                            • One piece of art per participant.                                                                                                          • Artwork will not be returned.