Last month, the City of Temecula proclaimed 2015 as the year of “Temecula Has Heart …Because Nice Matters” in support of Mayor Jeff Comerchero’s initiative to spotlight an important message that is deeply rooted in the hearts of Temecula: KINDNESS. Mayor Comerchero stated, “It’s clear that kindness is prevalent throughout Temecula—it’s an attribute that makes our City so very special so we are spotlighting it this year in unison with our residents, businesses and School District.”
As part of this initiative, Mayor Comerchero cordially invites artists of all ages to create artwork for an art exhibition to be displayed at the 2015 Temecula State of the City. Artwork must reflect the theme: “Temecula Has Heart …Because Nice Matters” and be distinguishable as Temecula. “The concept is pretty simple,” stated Mayor Comerchero. “It’s about putting others ahead of oneself, paying it forward, and similar goodwill that demonstrates Temecula is a City with heart.” Mayor Comerchero added, “It will be extraordinary to view artwork that expresses Temecula, and its kind-heartedness, through the vision of area artists.”
A jury panel will select the Grand Prize Winner. In addition, the Mayor will select art piece(s) which best reflect the message of the campaign as well as artistic excellence as the “Mayor’s Choice Award.” Winning artwork will be published (with Artist recognition) and used to promote the “Temecula Has Heart …Because Nice Matters” campaign. Artists do not need to be present but are encouraged to attend the art exhibition, breakfast reception and the State of the City Address to be held May 28, 2015 at Pechanga Resort and Casino where winners will be announced. Artwork will then be displayed at City Hall for public viewing through September 2015. Original artwork must be submitted to the City no later than Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5pm and artists may submit up to two entries.
For a full summary of requirements and detailed information, applications can be downloaded at http://temeculaevents.org/calendar/temecula-has-heart-art-exhibition/, and are available at Temecula City Hall, 41000 Main Street, Temecula. For more information please contact Betsy Lowrey, City Manager’s Office, at Betsy.Lowrey@CityofTemecula.org (951) 693-3959 or Gail Zigler, Arts, Culture and Events, at Gail.Zigler@CityofTemecula.org (951) 694-6480.