Artists invited to participate in 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest design competition

Artists invited to participate in 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest design competition

Submission deadline: December 15

North Charleston Arts Fest design 2016

Lisa Shimko, Air and Water, 2016 design winner

The City of North Charleston is calling upon South Carolina visual artists to participate in the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition. The winning piece will become the official art design of the festival, taking place May 3-7, and will be featured on all promotional materials and merchandise, including billboards, print and digital advertisements, television commercials, program booklets, posters, apparel, online, and more. The winning artist will receive a $500 purchase award and have the opportunity to exhibit other original works at the North Charleston City Gallery during the festival. In addition, the winning piece will become part of the City of North Charleston’s Public Art Collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall.

The competition is open to South Carolina residents ages 18 and older. Categories of work accepted: acrylic, oil, drawing/pastel, watercolor, and 2-D mixed media. Entries must be submitted online at www.NorthCharlestonCulturalArtsDepartment.Slideroom.com by December 15. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces into the competition. There is no entry fee.

Previous Arts Festival Design Competition winners include Lisa Shimko of Charleston (2016), Karole Turner Campbell (KTC) of North Charleston (2015), Amiri Gueka Farris of Bluffton (2014), Linda Elksnin of Mt. Pleasant (2013), Elena Barna of North Charleston (2012), and Pedro Rodriguez of Hanahan (2011).

For more information, visit NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com, or contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at (843)740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org. Artists in need of assistance with any part of the submission process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a meeting, which can be conducted over the phone or in person.

Via: City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department


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