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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2008     

Alexandria Commission for the Arts Announces
“Call to Artists” for the Creation of the 2008 Alex Awards
Deadline Extended to Monday, June 16
The City of Alexandria’s Commission for the Arts has extended the deadline for the “Call to Artists” for the creation of the 2008 Alex Awards to the close of business on Monday, June 16. Artists, who either work or live in the City, are asked to submit a proposal for up to five art pieces. Proposals must be submitted to the Alexandria Commission for the Arts’ office, located at the Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St.). The theme of the 2008 Alex Awards is “The Global Arts in Alexandria,” and the artwork created for the award should evoke this theme. Artist(s) will be compensated $500 for each work chosen.
The Alex Awards recognizes individuals, organizations, schools and businesses that have made exceptional contributions to the cultural life in the City of Alexandria. Annually, the awards are given in the following categories: Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; Excellence in Service to the Arts; Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education; and Innovative Partnerships between Businesses and the Arts.
The 2008 Alex Awards will be presented on Friday, October 24, at the Dr. Oswald Durant Memorial Center (1605 Cameron St.). Winners of the 2008 Alex Awards receive a commissioned piece of art from an Alexandria artist.
To receive a “Call to Artists” form or request further information, call the Commission’s office at 703.838.6348, visit, or e-mail

For additional information about other programs and services of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, call 703.838.6348 or visit
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Anne Colton, Cultural Arts Administrator, at 703.838.6348 (TTY 703.838.4902) or e-mail