Artists invited for ECOArt Exhibition for Colo. Schools

The "ECOArt Exhibition: Colorado Schools K-12" is an event to present the creative talents of young artists from Colorado. Hosted by the Red Brick Council for the Arts of Aspen, Colo., this exhibition provides art instructors and their schools the opportunity to share in the creative achievements of their students while demonstrating the goals and values of art education. Thanks to the generosity of the Thrift Shop of Aspen, $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to various school art departments. Participation in this event could garner a participating school's art department a $500 award.

The artistic submissions must be created from recycled and/or reclaimed objects. Judging is based on most artistic, and first, second and third place awards will be given to elementary, middle, and high schools.

The application to participate is due by Friday, March 1, with art due before Monday, April 1. The exhibition runs from April 3 through April 25. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. where awards will be presented.

The Red Brick Council for the Arts promotes art in education and urges Colorado communities to take advantage of this opportunity. Please contact the organization for help if, for any reason, there are obstacles to a school's participation. For more information contact the Council at 970-429-2777 or More information can also be obtained at