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S&R Foundation Seeking Artists

The Georgetown-based S&R Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2012 S&R Washington Awards.

The S&R Foundation, a Georgetown non-profit that calls the grounds of the Evermay Estate its home, is seeking applicants for its annual Washington Awards.

Artists pursuing work in the fine arts, music, drama, dance, photography, and film are all welcome to apply. According to a press release, "Washington Award winners have included soloists, chamber musicians, conductors, designers, photographers, film artists, potters, painters and choreographers."

"The S&R Washington Award was one of the first programs established by the Foundation. It has been truly rewarding to watch past Washington Award winners advance in their careers, and to see their excitement performing at venues like the Kennedy Center or in front of a sold out audience,” said Dr. Sachiko Kuno, president of the S&R Foundation, in a press release.

The award grants $5,000 to the winning artists so they can pursue a career in the arts. Additionally, the awards committee may select a grand prize winner to receive an additional $5,000 and the possibility of a foundation-sponsored event to showcase their abilities— like a gallery exhibit, film screening or concert debut.

Several past winners performed in the both at the Evermay Estate and the Kennedy Center. Patch was fortunate enough to at an event this spring at the historic Georgetown estate.

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 1. 

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