New American Paintings/Blog

Amidst the political rallying that has really only just began to rear its loud and often noxious head, I was excited to see a side of Obama’s campaign drawing on artists and an art history that I am especially drawn to.

Rebuilding America, Julie, Seattle WA

In October of 2011, the Obama campaign began seeking artist submissions for a poster competition to visually support and articulate President Obama’s American Jobs Act.  The guidelines detailed in the “Creative Brief” encouraged artists to use a handful of provided mottos and choose a “broad theme, or focus on a specific aspect: why we’ve got to rebuild and modernize our roads and bridges, help veterans find work once they’ve returned home from service, support the small businesses that are the engine of our economy, make sure teachers can stay in their classrooms, and so on.” – Ellen C. Caldwell, LA Contributor

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