|Munira, Ancestress of Radiance|
10"x10" mixed media
Here are the contest details:
"LAY'S® Potato Chips and DORITOS® Tortilla Chips are sponsoring an art contest in honor of Black History Month to recognize artists in your community. Please take time to browse our gallery of artwork and vote on your favorite piece. Frito-Lay will donate $1 to the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for every vote you make and if you enter your LAY'S® or DORITOS® Bag Code, we will donate another $1 (up to a maximum of $35,000). Each person can vote once per day, so make sure to visit daily between February 1-28 and spread the word to your friends. The artists with the top 5 voted pieces will each win $1,000!"
Of course, it would be great to win the thousand dollars (!), but I've also submitted my artwork to the gallery to support this worthy cause. Did you know that 60 percent of students the United Negro College Fund supports are the first in their families to attend college? And, to close the educational attainment gap between African Americans and the majority population, UNCF helps promising students attend college and graduate. From its mission statement: "UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation."
Please join with me in celebrating Black History Month, and helping deserving students attain higher education.
Thanks so much!