Art for Progress presents Clash of the Artists 2011

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New York, NY (WiredPRNews.com) The response for the 5th annual competitions has been tremendous. With artists featured from eighteen countries and thirty U.S. states, it’s AFP’s most diverse Clash of the Artists yet.

Please take a few minutes and explore some of the artist’s work. http://www.artforprogress.org/clash2011/contest_PARTICIPANTSPAGE.php

Feel free to vote once in each category, but don’t procrastinate. Voting ends on March 31st when the top vote-getters will be reviewed by AFP’s professional panel to determine the top three in each genre. The showcase events will take place the weekend of May 14th at Headquarter’s in New York City.

The current list of panelists includes: Laurence GARTEL, Digitial Media Artist; Natalie Kates, Style Curator; Alex Emmart, Owner/Curator, Mighty Tanaka Gallery; Jodi Melfi, absolutearts.com; Grace Jones, Publicist, Tell All Your Friends Music Publicity and Management; D.L. Byron, Zen Archer Music Publishing; Lauren Sherman, Editor, Fashionista.com; Michelle Alleyne, Owner, M Shop NYC; and Allyson Jacobs, Fashion Director, Art For Progress.

Art For Progress (AFP) is a 501(c)3 non profit arts organization committed to the cultivation and support of emerging artists working in diverse genres: the visual arts, fashion, music, film, and new media. Based in New York City, AFP seeks to increase the visibility of talented artists, to raise awareness of the importance of arts education in public schools, and to support those arts through its comprehensive arts education program.

Besides offering opportunities through a variety of diverse events, AFP offers artists the tools and resources they need to educate and empower themselves as professional artists in today’s increasingly competitive markets. Through the use of modern technology and comprehensive resources, Art For Progress seeks to create an extensive educated artist community.

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