Local artists sought for Tacoma's Sister Cities catalog

The City of Tacoma is developing a juried catalog of hand-made or designed objects by Tacoma artists. Artwork in the catalog may be selected for purchase by the City to present to international dignitaries through the Sister Cities program.
All artwork must be handmade by or represent the original artwork of the submitting artist(s). Examples of artwork can include, but are not limited to bookmarks, sets of cards, photographs, paperweights, ceramics, vases, books, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Artist or artist teams must reside within the City of Tacoma.
Applications are due June 23, 2008.
Artists interested in submitting artwork for consideration may download the guidelines and application form at tacomaculture.org/arts/opportunities.asp. Artists may also request an application form by e-mailing nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org or calling (253) 591-5191.
The mission of the Tacoma Sister Cities program is to promote cultural and political diversity. Sister Cities encourage exchange between business, governments, health, arts, cultural and educational groups and organizations. The City of Tacoma has ten Sister Cities: Aalesund, Norway; Cienfuegos, Cuba; Davao City, Philippines; Fuzhou, China; George, South Africa; Gunsan, Korea; Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel; Kitakyushu, Japan; Taichung, Taiwan; and Vladivostok, Russia. For more information, visit http://www.tacomaculture.org/international/sistercities.asp .