IN CULMINATION OF 5TH ANNUAL CATHOLIC FOUNDATION PLAZA ARTISTS COMPETITION
Winning artist will be introduced as artist’s work is on public display in Dallas Arts District for one year
WHAT:            The Catholic Foundation will announce the winner of the 5th Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition and unveil new larger-than-life artwork on the outdoor art wall during a dedication ceremony in the Dallas Arts District on Oct. 7. 
The winning artist receives a $2,500 stipend, and the winning work will be displayed on a 28’ by 9’8” wall in The Catholic Foundation Plaza for approximately one year. 
Professional artists living in the North Texas area were invited to submit proposal designs for consideration to be transferred to a vinyl-type surface which will be installed on the art wall.  The artist and artwork are selected by a panel of highly respected members of the local arts community. 
The Catholic Foundation Plaza, dedicated in October 2006, was a gift from The Catholic Foundation to the Dallas community to commemorate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary.  In addition to the art wall, the 3,900-square-foot public space is an oasis for Dallas citizens and visitors to enjoy.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information please visit www.catholicfoundation.com.
WHO:              *Winning artist
*Veletta Lill, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District
*Rev. Eduardo Gonzales, Rector of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
                        *Ed Schaffler, President, The Catholic Foundation
                        *Tom Merkel, Vice Chair of The Catholic Foundation Board of Trustees
                        *Artists competition participants and judges
WHEN:            Thursday, October 7, 2010
                        5:00 p.m.
WHERE:         The Catholic Foundation Plaza
Outdoor plaza located at the corner of Flora and Crockett across from the Meyerson
Dallas Arts District
Dallas, Texas
MEDIA
CONTACT:     Lauren Dugger and Samantha Garcia, Sunwest Communications, 214/373-1601
                        ldugger@sunwestpr.com or sgarcia@sunwestpr.com  
Day of event:  214/693-1177 or 956/645-7809

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