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Thursday
Feb022017

Call for Submissions - A Banner Year: 150 Years of Culture in Temiskaming

PROJECT PROFILE:

A BANNER YEAR: 150 YEARS OF CULTURE IN TEMISKAMING is a community celebration to be held May 27, 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday. This festive occasion will celebrate what it means to be Canadian with historic trivia, a historic costume contest, sing-a-longs featuring cultural favourites, a display of original artistic banners and five main stage performances. These banners will create a colourful and inviting atmosphere during our celebration, which reflects Canada’s multiculturalism and honours Aboriginal Canadian culture.

BANNER ENTRIES:
Banners will measure 36 inches wide by 72 inches long OR 12 inches wide by 36 inches long, be weather resistant, and easily rolled up. A hem of 2” needs to be included at the top and bottom of the banner for hanging purposes. Artists are responsible for return shipping and handling.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  • Create the ambience for the celebration
  • Select the most distinct banners depicting an artistic vision of Canada’s past, present or future.
  • Provide an artistic amenity for the enjoyment of all participants of the celebration.
  • The banners should reflect any of the following themes as embraced in the three founding cultures (Aboriginal, French, & English):
    • heritage
    • industry
    • historic figures & celebrities
    • sustainability
    • environment 
    • buildings
    • arts
    • sports
    • technology
    • transportation
    • innovation
    • Canada’s future

JURORS:
The Banner Selection Committee reserves the right to accept artworks when suitable and to decide where the works are to be displayed.

AWARDS:
2 awards of excellence of $500 will be given, 1 for each category.

SALES:
All banners will be for sale with the minimum sale price to be set by the artist. The Temiskaming Art Gallery will receive 20% commission on every banner sale. A limited selection will be made from the submissions to be reproduced for display throughout the City of Temiskaming Shores. Selected artists will be paid a reproduction fee.

HOW TO APPLY:
Artists should submit the following requirements by April 18, 2017:
Original artwork, entry form, & a signed waiver form must be postmarked by April 18, 2017 and sent to:
Temiskaming Art Gallery
325 Farr Drive. P.O. Box 1090,
Haileybury ON,
P0J 1K0
 
A current bio and C.V. (may be submitted by email)
Artists applying as a team may submit C.V. and bio as a team (may be submitted by email)
A brief description of each banner stating its title, date, medium, size (may be submitted by email)
 
Entry & waiver forms are available online here


DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:
APRIL 18, 2017