Tennis icon Venus Williams names NWSA recipient of her new arts initiative: Eleven by venus williams empowering artists through the artscontest
Miami---A new arts initiative by world tennis legend Venus Williams is giving young South Florida artists the opportunity to display their talent while benefiting New World School of the Arts. ELEVEN by Venus Williams Empowering artists through the arts contest, the ten-week contest, aimed to empower artists by giving 11 artists who are part-time or full-time students in Miami-Dade County, Broward County or Palm Beach County, Florida, a chance to reveal their art to the world. Between December 17, 2011 and February 11, 2012, entries were accepted through www.Elevenbyvenuscontest.com, and today, Venus announced the final EleVen winners.
Venus Williams, who personally judged and selected all entries remarked, "This contest is my personal way of encouraging other artists to express themselves while providing support to those that nurture and develop the next generation of artists."
ONE GRAND-PRIZE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED
AT AN INVITE-ONLY VIP RECEPTION ON MARCH 22
From the online entries, Venus personally selectedEleVen winners and on March 22, at a special VIP reception at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami, the winners will be celebrated, and one special grand-prize recipient will be announced. The VIP reception will be an exciting event for the winners as theirartwork will be displayed on canvas and will remain on display at the Intercontinental Hotel for 11 days. The most exciting moment of the evening will be when Venus announces the grand-prize winner, whose t-shirt design will be selected for inclusion in the upcoming collection of Venus’ clothing line EleVen. Also among the contest prizes are two tickets for each winner to see Venus play at the Sony Ericsson Tournament in Key Biscayne. For a limited time, the winning t-shirt will be sold at the Intercontinental Hotel and 100% proceeds will benefit New World School of the Arts.
The Intercontinental Hotel is also taking part in the celebration by offering the Empowering Spa Package. For a limited time, March 22 - April 22, this special package will be available offering; mySpa massage featuring 11 customized de-stress aromatherapy oils, a mini journey manicure and a mini journey pedicure all for a special price of $140 and 15% proceeds will benefit New World School of the Arts.
Complete list of ELEVEN by Venus Williams Empowering artists through the arts tee-shirt contest winners:
(One Grand-prize winner from the names below will be announced on March 22 at the VIP reception.)
NAME CITY SCHOOL
Billy Myrtil Boynton Beach South Tech
Luis Colina Hialeah New World School Of The Arts
Rafael Domenech Carrillo Miami New World School Of The Arts
Rebecca Flor Miami New World School Of The Arts
Rubin Gabeau Opa Locka Miami Dade College
Gabriela Hedlund Palmetto Bay Florida International University
Nancy Hernandez Agosto Miami New World School Of The Arts
Angelica Labrador Miami Miami Dade College
Ian Melgarejo Homestead New World School Of The Arts
Marco Velesquez Miami New World School Of The Arts
Elizabeth Wheeler Oakland Park The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
*A portion of the proceeds from the EleVen By Venus Williams Empowering Artist Through The Arts contest will go to New World School of the Arts. More information about New World School of the Arts please at 305-237-3135 or visit: http://nwsa.mdc.edu/home_page/splash/home/splash/home/splash_-_logos.html
For more information on the Eleven By Venus Williams Contest please visit: http://elevenbyvenuscontest.com.
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Photo: Courtesy of Koto Bolofo: Venus Williams
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