CareerSource Suncoast invites Manatee and Sarasota County students ages 4-18 to submit artwork for the 3rd annual State of Talent Conference themed “Where Creativity Meets Talent.” Artists are invited to submit a piece of two –or three-dimensional work in a variety of media. Two-dimensional mediums should be either 8.5x 11 inches or 11×14 inches (matted preferred, but not required). Three-dimensional pieces should exceed no more than 11x11x11 inches and be no smaller than 8x8x8. Schools are being asked to collect the artwork from students and arrange pickup with CareerSource. Homeschooled students and parents may arrange pickup with CareerSource directly. Submissions will be collected from March 27-April 3.
An outside selection committee of local art aficionados, including individuals from The Patterson Foundation, Realize Bradenton, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, Village of the Arts and a globally-recognized artist will choose the top pieces. Chosen artwork will be used as centerpieces for the State of Talent Conference on May 2 at Art Ovation Hotel, which is expected to host nearly 300 HR professionals, business owners and community leaders. Students interested in selling their art should indicate a price upon submission and conference attendees will be able to purchase the pieces with 100% returned to the artist. Please join us in celebrating the creative talent in our area!