ATTENTION TEACHERS: Win money for classroom Art Supplies!
As part of our annual Dia de los Muertos Festival, K Space Contemporary & AEP Texas are hosting Extravagancia de Piñatas, an exhibition and competition for youth. Extravagancia de Piñatas is now in its third year. This year the project is sponsored by AEP Texas GridSmart.
Local K-12 Art/Spanish/ESL teachers have created piñatas with their youth groups, classes, after-school clubs. Cash awards will be given for the 2 piñatas that receive the highest number of votes: one for an Elementary Level (K-5) group and one for a Secondary Level (6-12) group. Anyone who visits the exhibition Nov.1-2 may cast a vote. Awards must be used for classroom supplies. Many of the pinatas are also for sale; 100% of the proceeds from sales go to the school group.
- October 1: Deadline to notify K Space of your participation
- Oct. 23-26, 11 am to 5 pm: Deliver Piñatas
- Oct. 29-30: Piñatas Installed at K Space Contemporary
- Nov. 1, 5:30 – 9 pm: Opening Reception & ArtWalk
- Nov. 2, 3 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Nov. 2: Voting ends after festival
- Nov. 8: Winners announced on website and by email to group leaders.
- Nov. 1–22: Exhibition Dates in main gallery of K Space Contemporary
- Nov. 23, Nov. 27-Dec. 5, 11 am-5 pm, Wed-Sat: Pick Up Piñatas (closed Thanksgiving weekend)
Piñata CONTEST INFORMATION
Eligibility: Open to K-12 school groups (classes/clubs) in Corpus Christi and cities within a 50-mile radius. Each group/club may enter one hand-constructed Piñata, as we expect piñatas to be group projects. Piñatas must be delivered to K Space Contemporary by Oct. 26. To respond with your intention to participate, complete the attached form or download “Entry Form” at www.diadelosmuertoscc.com/pinata-contest/.
AWARDS: $250 for First Place Elementary Level (K-5), $250 for First Place Secondary Level. Checks are presented to the winning groups’ leader to be used for classroom art supplies. Voting is by public ballot in the gallery Nov. 1 & 2.
Theme: The theme for 2013 is LOTERIA!, the Mexican bingo game. See examples of traditional Loteria cards here: http://loteria.elsewhere.org/clemente1/ (The art exhibition will be several giant Loteria game cards on the wall.) You have creative license – Go big, Go bright, Go loco!
Size: No larger than 5 feet in either direction & must fit through a 30” wide doorway, and weigh 10 pounds or less.
Hanger: must be ready-to-hang with a built-in secure, sturdy hanger. K Space will not be responsible for faulty construction or faulty suspension method.
Label: Fill out the label at the bottom of the entry form or attach a label that includes: School/Group, Teacher/Leader’s name, Leader’s email address & phone number, title, and price. Attach label to the hanger.
Sales: Piñatas can be priced for sale. 100% of the proceeds from a sale are paid to the participating group’s leader by check. Participants also have the option of making their piñatas “not for sale/NFS.“