2020 Artown Poster CALL FOR ARTISTS | Artown

2020 Artown Poster CALL FOR ARTISTS


Call for Artists

Artown is now accepting art submissions for the 2020 poster concept. Whether you are world famous or an aspiring artist, seize the opportunity to represent the July 2020 festival and the 25th Anniversary year of Artown. We encourage regional artists to submit selected designs that will brand the month long arts and culture festival.  The chosen artwork will be showcased throughout the month of July to promote over 500 multidisciplinary events.  A panel of judges including Artown board members will review submissions and select the piece that best reflects the look and feel of the 2020 festival and our 25th season. The selected poster artwork and concept becomes the exclusive property of Artown and will be the icon for the Artown 2020 festival.  The artist will be contracted at $3,000 and will receive 50 posters from Artown for the sole purpose of promoting the artist’s work.

Submissions are limited to no more than two different concepts per person.  The art needs to be designed specifically to promote the celebration of the 2020 Artown festival and may not come from an existing portfolio. Please only create the art, and not a poster, as we will contract with a designer to aid in creating the poster from your piece. Each concept submitted does not need to be fully completed work, but should effectively illustrate the vision of the final piece.

Artown is committed to showcasing regional talent.  Eligible artists must be living in the Truckee Meadows region, the Lake Tahoe area, or living in the following Nevada counties: Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Pershing, Washoe, Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, Elko, and White Pine.  All applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of experience.

Entry Information:
1. Artist bio with contact email and phone number, as well as a note on the media used to create the piece
2. No more than two different concepts designed specifically for the July 2020 festival
3. Statement to support and describe each concept, however, this is statement is not presented during the juried process

Submissions must be received by:
Friday, November 22, 2019 by 5:00 pm

How to Submit:
• Email your art submissions to raquel@artown.org
• Or submit in person at the Artown office:
528 West First Street, Reno, NV, 89503

For questions please call 775-322-1538