Digital Art Exhibition Celebrates Historic Moments in Sports and Society

Bleacher Report and Creative Action Network Present “Transcend: Momentsin Sports that Changed The Game”
Digital Art Exhibition Celebrates Historic Moments in Sports and Society; Proceeds to Benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

On March, 25, Bleacher Report announced a partnership with Creative Action Network and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to present a new exhibition of original artwork titled Transcend: Moments in Sports that Changed the Game. Transcend features original works from 20 individual artists that highlight famous moments in sports history that sparked significant social, cultural and political change.

Transcend is available to view online at Bleacher Report’s Media Lab, and prints are available for sale at Creative Action Network. Proceeds from sales of “Transcend” artwork benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

“Sports are capable of playing profound roles in our daily lives and are often ahead of the curve in shaping moral, ethical, and societal values,” said Bennett Spector, Senior Director of Emerging Media at Bleacher Report.

As part of this nationwide campaign, Bleacher Report and Creative Action Network are seeking contributions from artists who would like to submit their work for consideration. For more information on how to be a part of Transcend, please visit: Creative Action Network.

“Like sports, art has the ability to reach and inspire people in powerful ways,” said Max Slavkin, CEO at Creative Action Network. “Transcend highlights an ongoing conversation about the cultural impact of sports, and we’re excited to offer a new generation of artists the opportunity to help continue this conversation.”

The campaign launched March 25th, 2015 online at, and with an exhibition of the artwork at San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery.


Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, tennis pioneers by Alexis-Lampley
Black Power Salute, Mexico City, Oct. 16, 1968 by Victoria Fernandez
Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013 by Philip Vetter
Dale Earnhardt, The Man in Black or ‘The Intimidator’ by Shane Henderson
Gehrig’s Farewell, Yankee Stadium, July 4, 1939 by Don Henderson
I Can’t Breathe, 2014 by Nikkolas Smith
Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn, April 15, 1947 by Rory Martin
Jim Valvano,-Madison Square Garden, March 4, 1993 by Roberlan Borges
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles, November 7, 1991 by Alyssa Winans
Miracle on Ice, Lake Placid, Feb. 22, 1980 by Mark Forton
Muhammad Ali and the Draft by Chris Piascik
Nelson Mandela, Rugby World Cup, 1995 by Charis Tsevis
Out of the Shadows – Jason Collins, NBA, Brittney Griner, WNBA, Michael Sam, NFL by Alyssa Winans
Pat Tillman, Army Ranger by Jon Cain
Texas Western, NCAA basketball, 1966 by Henry Kaye
The Battle of the Sexes II, Houston, Sept. 20, 1973 by Kali Ciesemier
Jesse Owens, Berlin, August 1936 by Nikkolas Smith
Munich Massacre, Munich, 1972 by Brixton Doyle
O.J. and the White Bronco, Los Angeles, June 17, 1994 by Louise Norman
Title IX and the women's sports revolution by Jillian Vaughan


About Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. Bleacher Report’s editorial and video teams, led by a growing roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports. Bleacher Report also provides an unmatched fan experience on mobile devices through Team Stream™, the top-rated, industry-leading tablet and smartphone app, and via the Bleacher Report daily sport- and team-specific email newsletters. Find Bleacher Report on the web at, download the Team Stream app, and stay up to date on the latest Bleacher Report content at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Creative Action Network

Creative Action Network (CAN) is a community of artists & designers around the world, harnessing their talents for good. CAN runs crowdsourced campaigns around causes, where anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute their own visual, meaningful, work. All submitted works are available for sale as prints and other goods to support both the artists and the causes they care about. CAN is online at, and new work is shared daily on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest.


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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