The BASEBALL RELIQUARY Inc.
The Baseball Reliquary Presents
An Art Exhibition & Literary Contest
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS & WRITERS
In September 2009, a life-sized portrait of Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda was unveiled at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery to commemorate his legacy as one of baseball’s greatest goodwill ambassadors. On the occasion of his portrait being placed under the same roof as those of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Lasorda remarked, “I just can’t believe something like this is happening to me.” When a reporter asked Tommy what was next for him, his reply was, “Heaven.” Little did Tommy know at the time that the next major honor in his storied career would be LASORDAPALOOZA.
Artists are invited to submit Tommy Lasorda-related artworks for display in the exhibition. Works in all media are accepted (including paintings, drawings, digital works, DVDs, etc.). All submissions must arrive by March 31, 2010. If you are interested in submitting a work, please contact the Baseball Reliquary to make arrangements for shipment or delivery. The Baseball Reliquary will cover all return shipping costs. All works submitted will be displayed; a jury will select the two most outstanding artworks, and those artists will receive a cash prize of $100 each.
Writers are invited to submit an essay
for the literary contest based on the theme,
“Why I Love Tommy Lasorda” or “Why I Hate Tommy
Lasorda,” depending upon your particular
viewpoint. Essays should be 500 words or less
and submitted electronically by March 31, 2010.
A selection of the essays will be featured in
the exhibition. A panel will choose the two best
essays, and cash prizes of $100 each will be
awarded to their authors. In addition, the
prize-winning essays will be posted on the
Baseball Reliquary Website.
Digital art courtesy of Michael Guccione