Thursday, March 5, 2009

Art Update

YOU are invited! To what you ask? To the awards ceremony and opening reception for the 8th International Art Competition!

That's right, I made it through BOTH rounds of judging and my piece, Grafted In, will be on display in the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 20 until October 11, 2009!


I won't know if I won any of the awards until the exhibition opens, but I am so excited that so many people will see my work! Not only will it be in the Conference Center through two General Conferences, as well as other meetings, programs, and tours, but it will also be available for viewing on the online exhibit beginning March 21, and might also be featured in Church publications.

"This unique art competition, held every three years since 1987, encourages Latter-day Saint artists around the world to use their talents to express their spiritual convictions and religious beliefs. This year's exhibition features nearly 200 works chosen from [1149] entries submitted by artists from 40 countries."
-from the official invitation to the exhibit (IRI)

I was told in my letter that myself, my family, and my friends are invited to the opening so I am extending that to all of you. If you live in the Salt Lake area and have been following my progress, even more-so if you contributed to my original requests, I would love to see you there!

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Friday, March 20, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The awards ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Theater. Entrance to the theater is through door 2 or 3.

The reception and exhibition will be in the Grand Atrium Foyer on the Terrace (Second) Level. Entrance to the exhibition is through door 15.

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I can't wait to see you there!

16 comments:

Edie Keysar said...

We can't wait to see YOU there!! We are so proud of you and your talents!

Edie Keysar said...

We can't wait to see YOU there!! We are so proud of you and your talents!

AZSMITHS said...

Kristal, that is so awesome!! We will definitely see it when we visit Utah! Hanna entered a kid's art contest and had her picture up in the Museum of Church History. It was so much fun! This is a big deal! Congrats!!

Nicole said...

That is so exciting! When are you guys coming down. We will definitely see you there!!!

The Harrold's said...

AWESOME! Congrats to you! I hopefully will be in salt lake in April so maybe I'll get the chance to see it! I let everyone know. And the jeopardy thing...so weird!

Morgan C said...

Oh my goodness! THIS is why I am supposed to be in town on the 20th! I wish I was gonna be here in Utah! That artwork is amazing, and that is AWESOME that it is going to be on display! Let me know when you guys get out here... I leave early, early early, on Thursday 19th.

Jaime said...

Oh Wow! Congrats on such an honor! It is a beautiful piece of work...I'd run down if I were closer - good luck in the awards!

Nash said...

so i gotta know, IS there money involved if you win?
Congratulations! What a great honor. you are VERY talented. Wish i could go up. wait, that's spring break huh?

Mother Goose said...

HOLY freakin' toledo! what a great honor! good luck!! congrats

Kaci-Ellyphant said...

OOOooo congrats!!!

jessi said...

Congrats!! That truly is awesome and very inspiring. I wish you the very best. Wish we could be there.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

OH MY HECK! WHAT AN HONOR!
YOU LITTLE TALENTED THING YOU!
Oh, if I could, I would SO be there.
Congrats to you! I TOLD you that you were talented!
Soooo happy for you!

Kristal said...

Thanks, everyone!

To answer Shanda: YES there is cash involved :D There are several $500 awards, one of which will be chosen in Oct at the end of the exhibit (visitor's choice). Also it will show my piece is for sale, so people will be able to contact me if they would like to purchase it (not that I expect anyone to, but you never know!)

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

The Harrold's said...

About my "its genetic" post....I didnt say she stopped picking her nose, beacuse she still picks her nose! I tell her when we are all together that she cant pick her nose in front of lily beacuse it just make lily do it more1 Gross but hey, thats us harrolds!

LISA said...

Good luck! I'm thinking about you today! It is going to be awesome!

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