This Is Me Self-Portrait Contest

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“This Is Me” Self-Portrait Contest and A Kid’s Virtual Art Show A collaboration with TCA, Town of Taos Community Events, and Taos Ski Valley

April 23, 2020 – (Taos, NM) Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), Town of Taos Community Events, and Taos Ski Valley collaborate to offer a self-portrait contest and virtual exhibition for children in the Taos community ages 3-10. “This Is Me – A Kid’s Virtual Art Show” comes on the heels of TCA’s “Portraits in Social Isolation, 2020,” a self-portrait show.

The show is open to kids ages 3-10 years. The use of materials from home are encouraged if they are available, but having the art materials is not required! Art packets are available for distribution on a first come first served basis on Friday, May 15, 10am-12pm at Enos Garcia Elementary.

Requirements of the artwork include the following:

1) Artwork must be on an 8.5 x 11 sheet.

2) Create a picture of yourself. Theme is “This is Me.”

3) Write your name, age, and contact on the back.

4) Completed artwork must be dropped off/submitted Friday, May 22, 10am-12pm at Enos Garcia Elementary.

The virtual exhibition will be displayed online at tcataos.org starting June 5.

TCA Executive Director, Colette LaBouff, says of the collaboration “This kids self-portrait show offers children the opportunity to make their self-portrait, be creative during this time, and share their work in a project that will then be available for others to see. TCA is thrilled to participate in this collaboration with the Town of Taos Community Events and Taos Ski Valley to serve the community.”

“It’s important for us to keep our children active and involved. Partnering with TCA and Taos Ski Valley allows us to strengthen this commitment,” said Town of Taos Community Events Coordinator Judy Esquibel said of the project.

Taos Ski Valley CEO David Norden commented “Art is integral to our community and to support children in this collaborative effort speaks to our values.”

Winners will be selected from the following age categories. Ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10. One prize in each category will be given by TCA, Town of Taos, and Taos Ski Valley.

For questions about this event, please email info@tcataos.org. For further information about Taos Center for the Arts, please contact Gina Gargone gina@tcataos.org or 575-758-2052.