CALL FOR ART
City of West Chicago’s Community Banner Project Competition
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011
The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission invites accomplished and emerging artists, with a connection to the City of West Chicago (either through residence, work or school), or currently living in the Chicagoland area to submit digital files of original art for consideration of the Community Banner Project Competition. All media are welcome, with no limitation to technique or subject matter, as long as the theme revolves around "Motion - The Way Things Move." A juror will select up to 20 works of art including at least, but not limited to, 10 artists with a West Chicago connection.
Each winning design will be reproduced and featured in the 2011 West Chicago Banner Exhibition displayed on street poles along Main Street from May 1, 2011 through September 1, 2011. Each artist selected will receive credit on both banner and in printed material related to the exhibition. A reception honoring the selected artists will take place during the City's annual Blooming Fest on May 21, 2011 at the City Museum from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. At this time the general public will be invited to vote for an artist/banner to receive the People's Choice Award.
Banners measure: (h) 60" x (w) 30" with text/image field measuring approximately: (h) 42" x (w) 30, (click here for example);. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission will work with artists to obtain proper file sizes for reproduction if selected. However, all submissions should reflect the size specifications to avoid cropping. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission is responsible for banner printing cost and banner installation.
An entry is comprised of up to 3 JPEG images at 72 dpi measuring (h) 7" x (w) 5". All files should be numbered and named with the artist's last name and first name. Ex.: 01Lastname_Firstname.jpg and submitted online via a special form here Please note that no additional support materials will be accepted at this time. All entries must be original and executed within two years of entry date. Entries must be received by February 15, 2011. Incomplete and/or late entries will not be reviewed.
Judging of submissions will be based on JPEG files only. JPEG files submitted must represent actual work. The West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission reserves the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to significant departure from JPEG representation or inappropriate content. Submitted and accepted artwork will not be used for any other purpose.
The exhibition runs from May 1 – September 1, 2011, a reception honoring the selected artists will take place during the annual Blooming Fest in May, 2010. Time and location: TBA.