Artwork submitted by community members as part of the first-ever City of Santa Clarita Holiday Card Contest will be showcased in the First Floor Gallery at City Hall throughout the month of December. The winning illustration, submitted by Amanda Chakur, was used as the design for the City’s 2011 holiday card.
Sixteen community members of various ages submitted original works that best reflected the 2011 theme, “Peace on Earth.”
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“Our judges felt Chakur’s winning digital illustration of a dove and olive branch best captured this year’s message promoting peace and hope for the season,” said Mayor Marsha McLean. “It was exciting working with our community’s artists to develop this year’s card and we welcome our residents to take a few moments to enjoy the submissions on display at City Hall throughout the holiday season.,”
The holiday card contest was designed to encourage community participation in the arts, while contributing to the aesthetic value of public places. The “Peace on Earth” exhibit is one of five changing public art galleries sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita. The other four galleries are located at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
For more information about the First Floor Gallery or the City’s Common Spaces: Art in Public Places program, please contact Arts and Events Supervisor, Jeff Barber, at (661) 250-3779 or visit santa-clarita.com/arts .