(Miami, FL October 18, 2018) – The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council (MAEC) announced that the application deadline to its 7th annual juried art competition, "Paint Me Miami" has been extended to October 23, 2018.
"Paint Me Miami" is an open competition where all artists working in two-dimensional painting media are eligible to enter provided they meet the criteria. To conform to the spirit of the awards, all work must be original and completed within the last two years and must not have won any previous prize or award in any other art competition. This year’s competition focuses specifically on paintings that are inspired by the City of Miami. Works can be representational, abstract or figurative, according to the artist’s vision of the City of Miami.
"The Miami Arts & Entertainment Council is proud to continue promoting arts and culture as a pivotal ingredient in Miami’s growth as a dynamic international city that is a showcase for emerging artists as well as masters," added Mercedes Cisneros, member of the MAEC Board and founder of "Paint Me Miami".
For entry form and detailed requirements, visit www.paintmemiami.com. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony and exhibition on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Arts & Design Gallery, located at 8690 Biscayne Blvd, #2, Miami, Florida. Admission to the event is free. The finalists and winners will continue to be exhibited at the gallery through November 8, 2018. First prize will include $1,500 and an award certificate. Second prize will include $1,000 and an award certificate, and third prize will include $500 and an award certificate. All finalists will receive an Award Certificate of Excellence.