Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, invites area artists to create traditional and mixed media artwork depicting the historic hotel and submit their work into an art competition as part of the hotel’s centennial celebration. One winning art piece will be chosen and reproduced as a commemorative poster to be released during the centennial festivities. The deadline for submission is Friday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The winning original art piece will be auctioned off during the centennial weekend to benefit the Galveston Arts Center.
 
The hotel will consider and review original, two-dimensional traditional and mixed media artwork such as paintings, drawings and digital imaging. Submissions should be no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches and can be presented in horizontal or vertical in format. Work should be created on canvas, linen, panel, paper, board or a similar flat surface and must include hanging hardware. All submissions will be featured in a special exhibit at Hotel Galvez on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.
 
Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 3 and should be delivered to the G-1 Office, part of Mitchell Historic Properties, at 305 21st Street, Suite 160, Galveston, Texas 77550. For more information, contact Christine Hopkins at chopkins@mitchellfamilycorp.com.
 
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel and a National Trust Historic Hotel of America, is the only historic beachfront hotel on Texas’ Gulf Coast and was built as a symbol of Galveston’s resilience following the Great Storm of 1900.  Rated four diamonds by AAA, Hotel Galvez is owned by Galveston preservationist George Mitchell and the Mitchell family and is part of Mitchell Historic Properties.  For reservations, call (800) WYNDHAM -- (800) 996-3426 -- or visit www.WyndhamHotelGalvez.com.
 
 
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