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’’Portraits’’ Art Exhibit to Showcase Harbor; Competition Grand Prize is $5,000


SAN PEDRO, Calif.--April 8, 2005--Capturing the beauty of Los Angeles harbor is the task for artists competing in “Portraits,” a juried art show sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the San Pedro Art Association.

“This exhibition is a great opportunity to show off the Port’s unique beauty, through the eyes of artists,” said Harbor Commissioner Tom Warren, honorary co-chair of the event committee.

The “Portraits” Grand Prize is $5,000, which includes purchase of the original winning work by the Port of Los Angeles. Following judging by a panel of professionals, the Grand Prize and other selected works will be displayed at local venues during TallShipsLA, August 11-14, 2005, and published by the Port.

“Portraits” is open to professional artists. There is no entry fee, and artists may submit up to three works with scenes or impressions of the Port of Los Angeles. Accepted media are oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, drawings and photographs. Entries will be accepted Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17, at a location to be determined.

Artists wishing to enter the “Portraits” competition can download the Call for Entries and Prospectus and learn the entry drop-off location and hours, by clicking the “Portraits” icon on the Port’s website,, or get this information from the Port’s Public Affairs office at (310) 732-3508.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port. As the leading container port in the nation and a critical hub in the international supply chain, the Port generates thousands of stable jobs and billions of dollars in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles also places a high priority on responsible growth initiatives combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach. The Port of Los Angeles is a proprietary, self-supported department of the City of Los Angeles. The Port of Los Angeles. . . Anchoring a bright future.


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