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Kinetic Art Organization Opens Artist Call For Entries

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The City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program opens a call for entries for the online 2015 Kinetic Art Organization's International Kinetic Art competition. Entries will be reviewed by an online panel of international judges, who will award First, Second and Third place prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. Submissions will be featured in a video that will be shown during an awards ceremony and program on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium that will be held in Boynton Beach, Fla., Feb. 6-8, 2015.

There is no charge to enter the competition. Artists may apply by uploading a video or image of their kinetic artwork to the Juried Art Services website at www.juriedartservices.com. The deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. For more information on the competition, contact Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026 or email ColesDobayD@bbfl.us.

First place winner Behnaz Farahi and Third place winner Lin Emery from the 2013 competition will participate in the upcoming event. The 2013 virtual awards video is available at www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.

Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.

The Kinetic Art Organization was founded in 2001 as a virtual, online and not-for-profit organization. KAO's objective is to provide a place for artists around the world to interact with those who are interested in kinetic art. More information is available at www.facebook.com/kineticartorganization.

For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayD@bbfl.us or visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.