News createt: 30-05-2012 11:00:00
Elvis Week Art Contest
International art contest invites artists to submit artwork inspired by Elvis’ song “If I Can Dream”
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. are excited to announce the “If I Can Dream” International Art Competition during Elvis Week 2012.
Since Elvis first started his career, fans from around the world have been inspired by his music. Still today, 35 years after his death, Elvis can be seen in art of all kinds, including paintings, sculpture, mixed media and more. This contest allows artists from all over the world to use Elvis as inspiration and see their art on display in a museum in Elvis’ hometown, Memphis.
Original works of art must be inspired by the song “If I Can Dream,” which Elvis sang during a heart-felt performance at the close of his 1968 NBC television special. Written by the show's musical director W. Earl Brown in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “If I Can Dream” describes a world full of hope and free of doubt, pain, and fear. After hearing the song for the first time, Elvis said, “I’m never going to sing another song I don’t believe in. I’m never going to make another picture I don’t believe in.”
The submission deadline for the Brooks’ international art competition, If I Can Dream, is June 16.
A professional panel of judges will select artwork and award first, second, and third place prizes in three divisions: professional, non-professional, and youth (under 18 years old). Winners will be announced on June 25, and included in an exhibition that will be on view at the Brooks from July 21 to September 16. The remaining submissions will be shown via PowerPoint at the exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for “Fans’ Favorite” through Elvis Week, which ends on August 19.
To enter, go to: http://brooksmuseumnew.sitewrench.com/ificandream