Wilmington, DE – The Latin American Community Center presents ARTADDICTION, a unique art contest and invites participants to explore addiction through artistic expression. Prevention Promoters developed the addiction art project because of its pivotal role in the education and prevention of substance abuse. ARTADDICTION welcomes everyone, 18 years old and above, to present art work in painting (all techniques), drawing, photography, graphic design and collage that explores the theme of addiction and recovery. Jurors for the event are particularly interested in seeing how effective, clear and expressive the work is in depicting the human side of addiction. Works of art will be accepted until 4 pm on June 16, 2011 and can be delivered at the Latin American Community Center located on 403 N. Van Buren St. Wilmington, DE 19805. The Award reception will take place on Wednesday, June 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). Selected art pieces will be on exhibit at DCCA. The top three finalists will receive cash prizes. Since the beginning of time, humans have sought solace in art as a means of expressing their emotions. Initially, primitive art was found in caves and murals, and later with the awareness of other techniques, various artists have illuminated the world with creations that resonate with the human spirit. There are many that argue that art is reserved for those that have the talent, but reality tells us that art can be practiced by any person. All you need is imagination and the desire to share what you feel inside. For specific submission guidelines visit the following website http://www.thelatincenter.org or call/email Ana C. Velasquez at 302-655 7338 ext. 7696 o firstname.lastname@example.org Art Submission Guidelines Entry Requirements: Participants may submit up to three artworks for consideration. The art piece(s) should be submitted with: Entry Submission Form & Artist statement: Participants should provide a brief statement (100 – 200 words) explaining the meaning of their artwork. Exclusions: The exhibition organizers reserve the right to exclude art that does not address the exhibition’s theme of addiction and recovery, and/or is in any way offensive. Calendar June 16: Submission Deadline: 403 N. Van Buren St. Wilmington DE 19805 no later than 4:00pm June 23: ART Exhibit for Jurors and participants: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. 200 S. Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801. 5:30pm – 7:00pm June 24 – July 1: Open Exhibit Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.