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I.O. Metro announces 2nd Annual Local Art Contest

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Home furnishings lifestyle retailer I.O. Metro will kick off its 2nd Annual Local Art Contest May 14, 2012.

I.O. Metro Art Contest PearPear, by Jason Gammel, Crossett, Ark.

The contest gives professional, up-and-coming and unknown artists the chance to have their work sold at all 18 I.O. Metro locations and online. Winning artists will also receive 10% of the sales generated by their work.

Artists may enter the contest by uploading a photo of their original artwork or photography to I.O. Metro's Facebook page.

The contest ends June 15, 2012 and winners will be announced via Facebook on June 29, 2012. Contest rules and information are available at

"This is our way of supporting local artists while diversifying our art offerings," said J

I.O. Metro 2011 Local Art ContestSt. Louis, by Leah Marie Thomas, St. Louis, Mo.
ay Howard, CEO, I.O. Metro. "We are always looking for something different and sometimes the freshest ideas come from unsuspected places."

In 2011, the Local Art Contest brought in more than 2,000 entries. Several of last year's winners are shown here, an

I.O. Metro 2011 Art ContestMesmerized, by Jason Lahay, Northwest Arkansas
d more may be viewed at



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