Voting for Americas COVID-19 Memorial closes July 18

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Posted 7/8/21

July 18 is the last day to vote on the artwork submitted for the "Americas COVID-19 Memorial," a project of the Denver-based Biennial of the Americas festival. The Americas COVID-19 Memorial is “an …

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Voting for Americas COVID-19 Memorial closes July 18

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July 18 is the last day to vote on the artwork submitted for the "Americas COVID-19 Memorial," a project of the Denver-based Biennial of the Americas.

The Americas COVID-19 Memorial is “an artist-driven project to acknowledge the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas,” states a news release. The Americas include Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

The multi-month project was announced in March and the open call for public submissions closed at the end of May.

MORE: Read our previous story on the Americas COVID-19 Memorial

Twenty-one artists were commissioned to contribute to the exhibit, and an additional 186 members of the public also submitted work for the exhibit. The artists include people from 15 countries and 22 states.

The Biennial of the Americas is a nonprofit that launched in 2010 to “enhance, celebrate and discover the cultural and economic connections between North and South America,” states its website.

The virtual exhibit of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial is currently on view on the Biennial of the Americas' website, biennialoftheamericas.org.

In August, the Biennial of the Americas will announce awards for the Americas COVID-19 Memorial. Awards will be given to a juried first place, juried second place and juried third place; as well a public favorite for the artwork that receives the highest number of votes from the virtual exhibit.

An in-person exhibit will take place Sept. 3-25 at Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., which is in the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver's Lincoln Park neighborhood. The in-person exhibit will highlight the work of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial's commissioned artists and the award-winning artworks.

To learn more about the Biennial of the Americas or the Americas COVID-19 Memorial, visit www.biennialoftheamericas.org.

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