CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Zonta of Cheyenne is seeking entries for its fifth annual art contest to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Laramie County area. Entries must be submitted no later than Dec. 29, 2018 by 5 p.m. Art pieces are to be dropped off at Flydragon Art Studio located at 600 W. 17th Street in Cheyenne. Entries must include the artist’s name, age, phone number and email address.
The theme of this year’s contest is HOPE: The Key to Hope is Awareness. Art in any medium is welcome including, but not limited to textiles, photographs, paintings, poetry, sculptures, or drawings. Four cash prizes are being offered: $100 for an artist under age 13, $100 for an artist age 13 to 17, $200 for an adult 18 and older, and $200 for the People’s Choice Award. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit an art piece in order to help Zonta continue its civic conversation about the need to eliminate human trafficking in our community.
“This year’s contest theme is focused on Hope for human trafficking victims,” stated Kristie Wilson, president of the Zonta Club of Cheyenne. “We have spent several years raising awareness about the existence of human trafficking in our community – fighting the perception that it can’t be happening in our own backyard. Now that people are beginning to understand it exists, we want to let the victims of this evil crime know that there is hope for change – hope that the community no longer has a blind eye and hope that we can shine a light to stop the terrible impacts this cruelty has on its victims.”
Art entries will be displayed at Flydragon Art Studio at 600 West 17th Street during January where the general public can help vote for the People’s Choice Award recipient. A reception for the artists, their friends and families, and the general public will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information on the art contest contact Kristie at (307) 214-4376 or visit https://www.cheyennezonta.org/ .
Zonta is also sponsoring a follow-up event the evening of January 17, 2019, in partnership with Flydragon Art Studio, wherein the first 30 participants to sign-up will be guided in creating a piece of art focused on the contest’s theme of Hope. For more information on the guided painting or to sign-up, please visit Flydragon’s website at https://www.flydragondesign.com/ .
Founded in 1956, the Zonta Club of Cheyenne is an organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Its members have volunteered countless hours of time and hundreds of thousands of dollars toward local and international projects that advance the status and well-being of women and children. Zonta Club of Cheyenne is a member of Zonta International, a global organization founded in 1919, with more than 29,000 members in 63 countries and geographic areas.