Art.com Opens Nominations for Next Art Sparks Learning Campaign
Communities Can Help Support Elementary Art Education and Inspire the Next Generation of Artists by Recommending their Favorite Public School
EMERYVILLE, CA (June 20, 2013)—To support art education today while inspiring the artists of tomorrow, Art.com, the world’s leading online destination dedicated to experiencing and buying art, is accepting nominations for its next Art Sparks Learning campaign launching this fall. For the first time since the program’s inception, the company is inviting the public to nominate schools in need that will each receive 18 framed artworks of their choice to decorate their schools and inspire their students. Six finalist schools will compete in September for a grand prize of art supplies. Nominations for the fall campaign can be made at www.art.com/artsparks from now through July 26th.
"We’re very proud to continue the Art Sparks Learning campaign this fall, sharing the power of art with students, teachers and parents by donating framed artworks to schools in need,” said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. “This time around, we’re encouraging our community to nominate schools that have special meaning to them and help foster the creative development of our youth."
Since its launch in November 2012, the Art Sparks Learning campaign has presented public schools in need in the U.S. and United Kingdom with framed artwork in an effort to enhance and inspire students' learning and appreciation of art. For past efforts, Art.com selected the schools after receiving nominations offline from parents and teachers; each school Art.com chose received artworks they curated. As part of the spring campaign, which concluded in April, Art.com also awarded Utah’s Woods Cross Elementary, with $1,000 worth of art supplies from BLICK Art Materials after it received the most votes from Art.com visitors.
"Thanks to Art.com and its commitment to art education, we’ve been able to expand our children's love for art well beyond what we could have done on our own,” said RaNae Bennett, Fourth Grade Teacher at Woods Cross Elementary School. “The pieces of art we chose have added new life to our campus, and have helped our teachers show their students the tremendous impact art can have on their future."
Visit www.art.com/artsparks to nominate a deserving school to receive artwork through the Art Sparks Learning campaign and to learn more about the previous participants in the program.
Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online retailer of high-quality wall décor. The company was founded in 1998 to make art widely accessible by transforming the way the world discovers, personalizes, shares and purchases art. Today, with more than 17 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, the company hosts four unique properties in the U.S.—Art.com, AllPosters.com, ArtistRising.com and Zenfolio.com—along with a significant international presence of 25 localized sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico and South America.
Art.com and AllPosters.com offer custom framing, specialty printing and interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of wall décor for their space. ArtistRising.com and Zenfolio.com serve as hubs for burgeoning artists and photographers. Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., with facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands.