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Call for Submissions: 2016 VSA-NYC Calendar Project

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

2016 VSA-NYC Calendar Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Year’s Theme:

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

 

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans and grew up in poverty. He started performing on the streets when he was young, but decided that the best way to share his musical talents was to move to the city. He later became one of the most influential figures in Jazz music. In 1967, Louis Armstrong recorded and released the single, “What a Wonderful World” written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss. His recording was eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Louis Armstrong followed his dreams and changed the world… and what a wonderful world it is! Show us what you think makes the world wonderful!

 

I see trees of green, red roses too


I see them bloom for me and you


And I think to myself what a wonderful world.



I see skies of blue and clouds of white


The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night


And I think to myself what a wonderful world.



The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky


Are also on the faces of people going by


I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do


They’re really saying I love you.



I hear babies crying, I watch them grow


They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know


And I think to myself what a wonderful world


Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

 

Writer/s: GEORGE DAVID WEISS, GEORGE DOUGLAS, BOB THIELE

Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

 

Listen to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”

 

VSA New York City invites District 75 students and teachers to collaborate on globally or locally themed compositions about love and friendship. Students should create artwork that reflects their unique perspective about what makes the world a beautiful place. Teachers can expose students to current and historical acts of humanity, famous cultural humanitarians as well as the works of other artists who have been inspired by love and friendship.

 

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK, PLEASE EMAIL

A HIGH QUALITY JPEG PHOTO TO: 

CALENDAR@VSANYC.ORG

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, May 20, 2016

Teachers will be notified by June 1, 2016 if their students’ artwork has been selected.

 

ARTWORK GUIDELINES:

 No larger than 40″ wide x 30″ tall.

 Horizontally aligned.

 Abstract and Realist submissions will be considered.

 If selected, works must be mounted on foam core for display.

 Artwork completed by individuals will be considered, but we encourage this to be a group effort allowing students to learn and create together.

 Please photograph students during the creation of the artwork, as winning schools will be required to provide a photo of the creative process to accompany the artwork on their calendar page.

 

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL TO BE CONSIDERED:

 Art Teacher(s) Name, Email Address, Phone Number

 School/Site Name or Number and Borough

 Title of Work

 Media Used

 Names of Student Artists (First and Last)

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

 14 original pieces will be selected and featured in the 2017 VSA New York City calendar.

 Selected artwork will need to be delivered to VSA New York City by Monday, June 20.

 Artwork will be showcased during Fall 2016 at the VSA-NYC and Marquis Studios “A Year in Pictures” exhibit.

 

About Marquis Studios/VSA-NYC: Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith founded VSA over 40 years ago. An affiliate of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, VSA is dedicated to providing opportunities for children, youth and adults living with disabilities to learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. With 52 international affiliates, the organization promotes art by and for people with disabilities. Each year, 7 million people of all ages and abilities participate in VSA programs, in every aspect of the arts – from visual arts, performing arts, to the literary arts.  In the summer of 2013, Marquis Studios, a 39-year-old nonprofit organization was named the New York City affiliate for VSA, carrying on a 20 year tradition. Working with students of all abilities and backgrounds, Marquis Studios’ goal is to develop a passion for creative learning in each and every child, allowing students of all abilities to reach their full potential.

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