Sunday, March 30, 2008

Call For Entries For Art All Around

The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC), a Portland, Maine-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the growth of the arts and creative industries in Maine, today announced the official call for entries for its Art All Around(TM) international design competition. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of up to $30,000 and the winning design will be painted on 16 of the most visible tanks, including tops, at the Sprague Energy Corp. tank farm in South Portland. The goal of the project is to underscore the importance of creativity as a driving economic force for Maine. Art All Around represents one of the state's largest public art projects to date.

Participants of all ages, backgrounds and locations are invited to submit designs showing how the tanks could be transformed to celebrate their prominent location and status as a gateway to Maine. To enter, contestants simply download four views of the tanks and upload their finished designs. The deadline for entries is June 25, and complete rules and entry forms can be found online at

The five semifinalists will receive a monetary award of $7,500 and be eligible for up to an additional $2,500 stipend for other costs and travel. The grand prize winner will be awarded an additional $20,000.