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WASHINGTON All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, are kicking off the 2011 All Kids Can Create Call for Art, which invites children ages 5 years to 15 years to explore and share their artistic talents.
This year's theme, "Imagination Across America," encourages young people with and without disabilities to depict their favorite daydreams in art, whether they are of adventure, exotic locations, fantasy, superpowers or reminiscence. Artwork submitted before Feb. 4, 2011, at Artsonia.com will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national touring exhibition debuting in Washington, D.C., in June 2011. This exhibition will feature two pieces of artwork from every state and the District of Columbia.
"CVS Caremark is proud to work with VSA to present All Kids Can Create, which is designed to offer children of all abilities a wonderful opportunity for personal expression," stated Eileen Dunn, SVP community relations for CVS Caremark. "As we kick off this year's Call for Art, we look forward to seeing all the wonderful artwork submitted, and to celebrating the positive impact this inclusive program has on each and every child who participates."
In addition, teachers who submit their students' artwork are eligible to receive 1-of-5 $1,500 cash awards for use in their classrooms. Last year's All Kids Can Create Call for Art resulted in 5,500 submissions from across the country.