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Manifest Equality is an advocacy celebration of LGBT &mndash; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender — art and culture, being held March 3 - 7, 2010 at the Manifest Equality Gallery at 341 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. A diverse array of hundreds of visual artists gather together under one roof to join with the LGBT community, their friends, family members and co-workers to demand full and equal rights for all Americans.Leading up to this event, Manifest Equality sponsored a nationwide online art contest focusing on the themes of Equality, Justice, Respect, Unity, Civil Rights and Love. The panel of judges include:Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Annie Philbin (Hammer Museum) Shepard Fairey (Artist), Ed Ruscha (Artist) Lari Pittman (Artist) Lisa Love (Senior WC Editor, Vogue), Franklin Sirmans (Curator Contemporary Art, LACMA) Edgar Arceneaux (Director, Watts House Project)Rick Jacobs (Founder, Courage Campaign)David Pagel (Art Critic) Five winning artists will have their work hang with nationally recognized peers at the Manifest Equality Gallery, and 10 second-prize winners will join the online exhibition. Participating artists include: Catia ChienRobbie Conal Roman Coppola Ron English Shepard Fairey Sarah FolkmanTierney Gearon Karen Kimmel Barry McGeeElizabeth McGrathHarvey Pekar Clare Rojas Tara SeibelSwoonThis event is produced by the team behind the MANIFESTHOPE exhibitions/campaigns at the Democratic National Convention 2008 and the Presidential Inauguration 2009. For more information, visit www.manifestequality.com. Manifest EqualityMarch 3-7, 20101341 Vine StreetHollywood, CA
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