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Guitar Art Benefit Showcase & Auction Call for Submissions - 06/09/2010

Guitar Art Benefit Showcase & Auction Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions Guitar Art Benefit Showcase & Auction Daniel Stuelpnagel, Curator
Release Date: June 9, 2010

June 9, 2010 - The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center continues for the 11th year with Paul Reed Smith Guitars for a national charity weekend October 2-4th to benefit the Living with Cancer Resource Program at Johns Hopkins.  The Johns Hopkins’ Living with Cancer Resource Program offers patients, families and caregivers a variety of support groups, educational workshops and programs designed to teach patients and their families how to manage the realities of cancer - free of charge.

PRS and Johns Hopkins’ is proud to call upon the leadership of Baltimore based painter, Daniel Stuelpnagel as Curator for our 2nd annual special showcase and auction.  Stuelpnagel has been a Baltimore mainstay for many years as his pixelization inspired work has been at the center of shows and galleries all around town.  On having Daniel on board, Hopkins’ Michael Hibler states, “What better way to showcase great local art, but by having one of the area’s best stand up to be counted and help our efforts for cancer patients and their families.”

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Paul Reed Smith Guitars, are recruiting volunteer artists from across the area to do us the honor of embellishing these fine guitars which will be auctioned off through the event, all in support of cancer patients and their families at Johns Hopkins. During this exciting event, these specially embellished guitars will be auctioned off to benefit The Living with Cancer Resource Program.  The PRS SE electric guitars are a blank canvas for volunteer artists to express themselves.    Loyal fans of PRS and cancer survivors alike will be thrilled to bid on a guitar that is expressive of the brilliant artistic talent based here in the region.

Guitars will be made available to volunteer artists based on a submission of their work to the review committee.  Interested artists should submit a statement of intent including sample artwork via email to Deadline for submission is July 30, 2010.  All artists will be in receipt of the guitar for approximately 6 weeks leading up to the event.  Volunteer artists chosen to participate will be given free ad space in all collateral materials for the event and invited to attend a private launch concert and auction on Saturday, October 2nd.