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Link: “Retail as Art” Exhibition & Reception

In Uncategorized // on March 11th, 2013 // by // No comment

UCR’s much-anticipated art exhibition and fundraiser showcases DFW high school students’ top photo interpretations of the retail industry, and three winners will be recognized to receive scholarships.

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http://listings.dallasnews.com/dallas_tx/events/show/321599423-retail-as-art-exhibition-reception

 

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Link: UCR 5th Annual Retail as Art Artist Reception & Exhibition

In Uncategorized // on March 10th, 2013 // by // No comment

5th Annual UCR Retail as Art Photography Invitational
Artist Reception & Exhibition
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.
three three three first avenue

This evening of fun will feature:Announcement of winners & scholarship presentation, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, complimentary valet, and tunes by DJ Andre.

Read more: http://events.wfaa.com/UCR_5th_Annual_Retail_as_Art_Artist_Reception_Exhibition/272393705.html

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Link: Preston Hallow People – ‘Retail as Art’ Open House is Tomorrow

In Uncategorized // on March 5th, 2013 // by // No comment

‘Retail as Art’ Open House is Tomorrow

Last year, Cistercian students Michael McCallum and Mitchell Sawtelle won two of the four judges’ awards in the Retail as Art photography scholarship contest. Now the event is right around the corner again, with entry forms due next week and the final project deadline coming up on April 5. The program is open to all Dallas-area high school students.

And heads-up, here: At at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (March 6), young photographers can rub elbows with industry pros during a kick-off party and orientation at Design Within Reach.

Read more: ‘Retail as Art’ Open House is Tomorrow | Preston Hollow People http://www.prestonhollowpeople.com/2013/03/05/retail-as-art-open-house-is-tomorrow/#ixzz2OrmxeCqQ

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Link: DallasChild – Retail as Art Scholarship Contest

In Uncategorized // on March 4th, 2013 // by // No comment

Retail as Art Scholarship Contest

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Does your teen have a passion for photography? If so, he or she may want to participate in the 5th annual “Retail as Art” Photography Invitational and Scholarship Contest.

The contest is free and open to all DISD and local area private high school students.Students are encouraged to submit their best photographic representation of “Retail as Art.” Local photographers and industry professionals will judge the photography and award the top three submissions a scholarship.

The deadline for participation forms is March 13th. Be sure and stop by the “Retail as Art” kick off party at 5:30 on Wednesday, March 6th at Design Within Reach at 45254 McKinney Ave., Dallas. For more information on the contest or submission criteria visit facebook.com/retailasart.

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Link: Dallas Morning News – Pay attention kids: You might be able to win scholarship money by taking a good picture

In Uncategorized // on March 1st, 2013 // by // No comment

Pay attention kids: You might be able to win scholarship money by taking a good picture

By 
mgranberry@dallasnews.com

As a dad with one kid in college and two more on the way, I know that they (and Dad) appreciate any opportunity to save a little money when it comes to the four years after high school. So, it’s cool when talented kids have an opportunity to do just that. Here’s the latest:

Dallas-area high school students are being asked to enter (for free) the fifth annual “Retail as Art” Photography Invitational and Scholarship Contest, which lays out this request: That they “capture the true essence of Dallas retail.” The contest is open to all Dallas Independent School District students as well as “local area private high school students.” The deadline for submitting participation forms is March 13.

For more information and submission criteria, visit www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art or go to this site: www.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt.

The contest is sponsored by United Commercial Realty (UCR), which describes itself as Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider.

The judges of the students’ submissions are “local photographers, taste makers and industry professionals.” The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” scholarship. The mission of the contest, organizers say, “is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.”

The kickoff party, “an informative orientation,” will be held Wednesday (March 6) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach, 4524 McKinney Avenue in Dallas, where “guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students” and answer questions.

Again, the participation forms, available online at www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

Take a look at the photograph posted with this blog item. That’s the shot that won last year.

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Link: North Texas eNews – UCR announces call for entries for 5th annual ‘Retail as Art’ Photography Invitational and Scholarship Contest

In Uncategorized // on March 1st, 2013 // by // No comment

Calling All Dallas-area High School Students!

UCR announces call for entries for 5th annual ‘Retail as Art’ Photography Invitational and Scholarship Contest

Students encouraged to capture the true essence of Dallas retail.

DALLAS  – United Commercial Realty (UCR), Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, is currently accepting applications for their fifth annual “Retail as Art” photography scholarship contest. The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students. Deadline for participation forms is March 13, 2013. For more information and submission criteria, visit www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art orwww.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt.

 

Dallas-area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” which will be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” Scholarship The annual invitational’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.

 

2012 First Place Winner “Neiman Marcus” by Ally Hulsey, Booker T. Washington.

 

 

“Retail as Art’s” Kick-Off Party, an informative orientation, will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach (4524 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205) where guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students, and the UCR team will review contest details and answer questions. Participation forms, available online at www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art, are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

 

With a 501c3 status, “Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of Mickey Ashmore, UCR’s president and CEO. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. In 2008, UCR hosted the first “Retail as Art” invitational. Since then, the event has grown from one school to 12 DISD high schools and one private school.

 

Says Ashmore, “It is a blessing to be able to reach out to students and support their talent, challenge their creativity, enrich their retail and art education, and reward the top talent. The entire UCR team believes in this charity and we are thrilled with the growth this program has experienced. It’s such a pleasure to see the outstanding results, both in terms of the photographs produced and the benefits received by all involved.”

 

 

About Retail as Art: Retail as Art is a 5013c organization. All proceeds go to benefit the UCR “Retail as Art” Fund, which is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

 

About United Commercial Realty:

Founded in 1988, UCR is a recognized leader in retail real estate services providing retailer representation, project leasing, investment sales and asset and property management. Today, UCR represents 228 local, regional and national retailers and manages and/or leases more than 39 million square feet of retail property, including power centers, grocery anchored centers, main street districts, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects. The UCR Investment Sales team has executed over $3.5 billion in investment sales of retail property. Based in Dallas, UCR also has offices in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The relationship with ChainLinks Retail Advisors allows UCR to deliver services throughout the nation. www.ucrrealty.com

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Link: CBSLocal.com – Community Hero: “Retail As Art”

In Uncategorized // on February 25th, 2013 // by // No comment

Community Hero: “Retail As Art”

Reporting Alice Rios

Feb. 25, 2013: A uniquescholarship program for students in Dallas is growing — and it’s all thanks to a North Texan and former educator himself who’s always been passionate about supporting children’s’ education. Alice Rios has this week’s KRLD Community Hero.

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Link: You Plus Dallas – “Retail as Art” Will Award Scholarship to Local High School Artists

In Uncategorized // on February 19th, 2013 // by // No comment

“Retail as Art” Will Award Scholarship to Local High School Artists
Posted February 19, 2013 by Caitlin Clark

Dallas high school students with a passion for photography are encourage to enter United Commercial Realty‘s “Retail as Art,” an annual invitational designed to showcase the very best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” from Dallas area high school students.

“Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of UCR’s president and CEO, Mickey Ashmore. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. UCR hosted the first “Retail  as Art” invitational in 2008, since then, the event has grown from one school to 12 DISD high schools and one private school.

Press Release: 

Dallas-area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” which will be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” Scholarship. The annual invitational’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.

“Retail as Art’s” Kick-Off Party, an informative orientation, will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach (4524 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205)where guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students, and the UCR team will review contest details and answer questions.  Participation forms, available online atwww.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art, are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.  Deadline for participation forms is March 13, 2013. For more information and submission criteria, visit www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art orwww.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt.

 

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Link: Lakewood Advocate – Scholarships for photos of ‘retail as art’

In Uncategorized // on February 19th, 2013 // by // No comment

Scholarships for photos of ‘retail as art’

by Whitney Thompson

All currently enrolled DISD high school students and Dallas-area private school students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in this year’s “Retail as Art” contest. The top three winners will be awarded scholarship money.

“Retail as Art” is an official 501c3 nonprofit created by Dallas-based United Commercial Realty. According to the UCR website, “UCR’s purpose for this event is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail, and reward the winners and their schools for their talent and efforts.”

The contest is in its fifth year and has previously awarded scholarships to students at Hillcrest High School andBooker T. Washington High School. Ally Hulsey of Booker T. Washington shot the winning photo for last year’s contest (above).

 

“Retail as Art’s” kick-off party will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach. The kick-off party will be a time for students to ask questions and review contest details with the UCR team, industry professionals and photographers. Participation forms are due by March 13.  The deadline for photo submission is April 5. On May 8 contest winners and other notable submissions will be announced and displayed at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio.

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Link: Press Release – Calling All Dallas-area High School Students! UCR Announces Call for Entries for “Retail As Art”

In Uncategorized // on February 7th, 2013 // by // No comment

Calling All Dallas-area High School Students! UCR Announces Call for Entries for “Retail As Art”

Posted by Friedman Marketing and Public Relations in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX on Feb 07, 2013

United Commercial Realty (UCR), Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, is currently accepting applications for their fifth annual “Retail as Art” photography scholarship contest. The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.
DALLAS (February 7, 2013) – United Commercial Realty (UCR), Texas’ largest retail real estate services provider, is currently accepting applications for their fifth annual “Retail as Art” photography scholarship contest. The contest is free to participate and open to all Dallas Independent School (DISD) and local area private high school students.  Deadline for participation forms is March 13, 2013. For more information and submission criteria, visitwww.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art or www.Facebook.com/RetailAsArt

Dallas-area high school students are encouraged to submit their best photographic interpretations of “Retail as Art” which will be judged by local photographers, tastemakers and industry professionals. The top three winning entrants will receive a UCR “Retail as Art” Scholarship  The annual invitational’s mission is to showcase the best local photographic talent, celebrate and capture the true essence of Dallas retail and reward students and their schools for their talent and efforts.

 

“Retail as Art’s” Kick-Off Party, an informative orientation,  will be held on March 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Design Within Reach (4524 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205) where guest speakers including industry professionals and photographers will provide helpful advice to the students, and the UCR team will review contest details and answer questions.  Participation forms, available online at www.ucrrealty.com/retail-as-art, are due by March 13, 2013, and artwork submission is due by April 5, 2013. After the judging process concludes, the winning images and other notable submissions will be exhibited at the “Retail as Art” Exhibit on May 8 at Three Three Three First Avenue Studio where the winners will be announced.

 

With a 501c3 status, “Retail as Art” is the heart and soul project of Mickey Ashmore, UCR’s president and CEO. A former speech and English high school teacher and current father of three and grandfather of five, Ashmore has always been passionate about a child’s education, support and inspiration. In 2008, UCR hosted the first “Retail as Art” invitational. Since then, the event has grown from one school to 12 DISD high schools and one private school.

 

Says Ashmore, “It is a blessing to be able to reach out to students and support their talent, challenge their creativity, enrich their retail and art education, and reward the top talent. The entire UCR team believes in this charity and we are thrilled with the growth this program has experienced. It’s such a pleasure to see the outstanding results, both in terms of the photographs produced and the benefits received by all involved.”

 

About Retail as Art:  Retail as Art is a 5013c organization.  All proceeds go to benefit the UCR “Retail as Art” Fund, which is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.

About United Commercial Realty:

Founded in 1988, UCR is a recognized leader in retail real estate services providing retailer representation, project leasing, investment sales and asset and property management. Today, UCR represents 228 local, regional and national retailers and manages and/or leases more than 39 million square feet of retail property, including power centers, grocery anchored centers, main street districts, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects. The UCR Investment Sales team has executed over $3.5 billion in investment sales of retail property. Based in Dallas, UCR also has offices in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The relationship with ChainLinks Retail Advisors allows UCR to deliver services throughout the nation. www.ucrrealty.com

 

In Photo2012 First Place Winner “Neiman Marcus” by Ally Hulsey, Booker T. Washington

 

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