Submissions Sought for Employee Art Show, Deadline to Enter is March 1
Employees planning to enter their pieces in the "On Our Own Time" employee art show should register by March 1. And there's an extra incentive this year: Cash prizes won't be offered unless at least 100 people participate.
This is the third year that the Staff Advisory Council, which puts on the event, has been the recipient of a grant from the National Arts Program, which enables the group to give monetary awards to the show's winners.
Last year's show had fewer than the required 100 participants, and money was given anyway. But this year the arts organization has asked that the show to have 100 for the grant to continue, said SAC President Claudia Arias, administrative associate for development in the College of Engineering.
"We're the only institution in the state of Arizona that has been invited to be in this program," Arias said. "The only catch is, for us to continue getting that grant every year, we need to have at least 100 participants, and we're not there yet."
As of Friday, about half that number had registered, she said. But she remains optimistic that a full 100 will sign up out of the 9,000 or so classified staff and appointed personnel who work at the University of Arizona. The registration deadline is Monday.
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