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Friday, September 12, 2008

Call to Artists: Red White & Pie at Blank Space Gallery

Red White & Pie
All are Welcome opening October 2nd
exhibition closes on October 16th

Red White and Pie will be the political art event of the season. This exhibit will feature a wide range of graphic political art. There will be prints on display by Shepard Fairey, the designer known for the Obey campaign. Red White and Pie embodies the philosophy that designers have a responsibility to create meaningful communication. It also features a whopping amount of fresh baked pie— because not everyone likes politics. Everyone loves pie.

To encourage participation, free slices of pie will be awarded to individuals who show their voter registration card, register to vote, or give a 30 second sound bite as to why they do not intend on voting in the election this November 4th. Ritee Parikh, a representative from American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU), will be assisting with online voter registration at the opening event. October 4th is the last day for Washington voters to register to vote in November.

We are very pleased to have the ACLU of Washington take part in this event, helping people register to vote during the opening reception. This mix of the provocative and the delicious is just what the electorate craves during the race to the White House. In addition, the ACLU of Washington's Voting Rights Restoration project (http://www.aclu-wa.org/issues/index.cfm?issue_id=12) will provide information and encourage people to take action at the opening event. The ACLU opposes efforts that unfairly take away voting rights, and is focusing on reforming laws that deny people the right to vote in Washington state simply because they owe money on legal-system debts. The American Civil Liberties Union is the foremost defender of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We welcome all pie donations, pie drop-off is from September 30th until October 2nd.

Blank Space is accepting political graphic submissions of all mediums until September 19th.

Special thanks to the ACLU of Washington!

Please contact blankspace.seattle@gmail.com

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