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RAW: Natural Born Artists

RAW: natural born artists is an independent organization that operates in 21 cities around the country, including Phoenix. As an organization developed by creatives, for creatives, it strives to provide artists with exposure and resources. Through workshops, seminars, networking and showcasing events, it encourages and applauds creativity in a variety of genres.

Showcase events are held monthly in a different city. At these events, handpicked artists present their work in fashion, film, hair and makeup artistry, performance and visual art, and music. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Foundry on First will host RAW Phoenix’s showcase, Pulse.

In addition to monthly showcases, RAW hosts an online arts community on their website. There, artists can create online profiles, connect with other artists and promote new work and upcoming shows.

The RAW season takes place February through October of every year. At the close of each season there is RAWards. These annual Indie Arts Awards allow communities to vote for their artist favorites, in any genre. Winners are announced in December and given the opportunity to boost their careers with exclusive prizes such as studio time, gallery or store placement, distribution, or consultation with professionals and executives within a field. Voting for the 2011 season goes through Oct. 15 . More information is available on the RAWards 2011 page.

Interested in being involved with RAW? Submit your work to the organization’s website to be considered. Phoenix will be hosting a show for new artists on Dec. 9, before the start of the new season in February 2012.

RAW: PHOENIX PRESENTS PULSE:

WHO: RAW Phoenix artists. For a full list of participating artists, visit the Facebook event page.

WHAT:  Artist showcase

WHERE: Foundry on First, 402 S. 1 St.

WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 7:30 P.M. – 11 P.M

HOW MUCH: $10 pre-sale tickets available here.

 

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