Mayor Tomas Regalado will announce winners of the first Paint Miami Art Competition.

Mercedes Lopez Cisneros, Arts and Entertainment Council joins renowned artists and jurors of the Paint Me Miami art competition

Miami, Fl May 13, 2011 DowntownMiami.com  has announced that tonight at Mary Brickell Village, Mayor Tomas Regalado will announce and present the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards to the winners of the first Paint Me Miami art competition.  Local artists were asked to submit up to three of their creations inspired by any magic spot that is truly Miami.  The 1st prize winner will take home a $1,000 award.

Jurors and renowned artists Julio Larraz, David Chang and Abdon Romero finally met this week to make their selection of the 15 finalists.  Beside 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, 12 other finalists will also be recognized and presented with an award.  All 15 paintings will be exhibited during the event at Mary Brickell Village, 900 South Miami Avenue, this coming Friday, starting at 7:00pm, in front of Cavas Wine.

“Miami has been recognized worldwide as a first class destination for the arts,” explained Mayor Regalado.  “We encourage our local talent to participate in this annual competition and make Paint Me Miami one of the premiere art events in the city.”

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La Puerta Astral by Antonio Guerrero MDCC/Doral Permanent Collection

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