So you may have noticed that voting ends before the last RAW showcase of the season, and while it's true that October's artists will show after the voting period closes, they are still eligible for the RAWards, says Colorado Springs showcase coordinator Anna Carver.
Carver adds that the October show, Provocations, will take place on Oct. 18, not the 25th as originally planned. Click here for more information about the show, as well as a list of the participating artists, which include K8E Orr and Philip J. Curtis, the "Midnight Poet."
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So you voted for the important stuff: the Indy Music Awards and Best Of Awards. You're making ready to vote for the big general election in November. And there's probably been another voter-chosen thingy in there somewhere, which gives you good reason to feel the weight of voting fatigue.
That said, if you still have opinions that need casting in official form (and I think you ought to), then vote for your favorite local artists in the RAWards 2012, happening now through Oct. 15. Hosted by RAW: Colorado Springs, a local chapter of this national arts organization (which we wrote about here), this election pits the visual artists, designers, poets, fashion designers and musicians who have participated in past RAW shows against one another in online voting.
The top 27 or so winners in nine different categories will then exhibit at Nov. 8's RAW show held at Union Station. There, three local judges and those who choose to attend will vote (the scores for the judges and attendees will be weighed 50 percent each) for the winner in each category, making him or her the RAW: Colorado Springs Artist of the Year.
From there, those artists will compete with the top winners in other RAW cities, culminating in a national title and prizes like gallery shows and other career-boosting opportunities.