Shepard Fairey Hosts Obama Art Contest
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In between crafting his own limited-edition prints and teaming up with Z-Trip for a fundraising event, graphic-design mogul Shepard Fairey has certainly shown his support for Team Obama, but he's far from slowing down. Next up for Fairey is the Pro-Obama Art Contest he's hosting with MoveOn.org and S.F.-based gallery Upper Playground.
Contestants are to submit artwork in support of Senator Obama, which will then be judged by a panel that includes April Gornick, Moby, Thurston Moore, DJ Spooky, Fairey himself, and more. Five finalists will be chosen to show their work in the Manifest Hope Gallery, an exhibition planned for this year's Democratic National Convention. The top 30 submissions will be hosted in an online gallery and be open for bidding via eBay, with all funds going towards MoveOn.
Rules and submission guidelines can be found here. The deadline for entries is August 18 at 11:59 p.m.
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