Thursday, April 15, 2010

Photographer Alix Smith competing for Pepsi Grant

Photographer Alix Smith is among 1143 artists being considered for a $250,000 grant from Pepsi. Alix Smith was in KiptonART's first exhibition in June 2005. For the past two years, Smith has been working on a photography project/social action campaign that focuses on gay & lesbian couples and families. STATES OF UNION is up for the Pepsi grant which would fund the educational youth component of this project. Through traveling exhibitions, educational workshops, an interactive blog and working with other organizations that prevent teen suicide, the youth component of STATES OF UNION will encourage positive identity formation.

 Alix Smith, States of Union #10

Voting for the winner of this grant began on April 1st and continues until May 1st. Show your support by voting for this project online at: www.refresheverything.com/statesofunion
Learn more about STATES OF UNION at www.statesofunion.com

"I continue to admire her vision and support States of Union"- Kipton Cronkite, Founder of KiptonART

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