PRESS RELEASES Announces Finalists for International ‘Art Sparks Learning’ Program Celebrating Art Education

Online Art Retailer Encourages Public to Vote for Grand Prize Winner

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. (April 14, 2015)—, the world’s leading online destination dedicated to experiencing and buying art, today announced three finalist schools in the U.S. for its spring Art Sparks Learning™ campaign. The international program supports art education to help spark creativity in the classroom and inspire the artists of tomorrow. The finalists have each received 18 of their favorite framed artworks from Now through May 8, 2015, is inviting family, friends and community members to visit and vote for their favorite school to win an additional $1,000 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials.

"All of us at believe in the power of art education, and the positive impact it has on students’ learning abilities,” said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of “Art Sparks Learning lets us influence the next generation by exposing them to art they may have never had a chance to experience without the program, and we’re happy to bring that joy to the students' lives."’s Art Sparks Learning program began in Nov. 2012, and has offered students all over the world a chance to be inspired by art, with participation from schools in the U.S., U.K and France. The three newest U.S. finalists are:

  • Global Community Charter School; New York, New York: Located in Central Harlem, this school provides an education that teaches students and families to work successfully together across differences in language, culture, economic background, age, and nationality. Their new artwork from will be displayed throughout the school to inspire creativity on a daily basis.
  • San Diego Global Vision Academy; San Diego, California: The school's mission is to develop civic-minded leaders, accomplished writers, and resilient life-long learners. Through’s donations, underprivileged students are given the opportunity to experience the arts and open their minds to new cultures.
  • Austin Elementary School; Conroe, Texas: The Art Department at Austin Elementary School strives to reach children struggling in core subjects though art. The prints from will stimulate creativity and imagination, empowering students to excel in all areas of their curriculum.

From now until May, 8, 2015, help support the artists of tomorrow by visiting and voting for your favorite school. The winning school will be announced on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. For ongoing updates on the Art Sparks Learning campaign, follow #ArtSparks on Twitter.

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