CALL to Artists

 

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         ALL ART CONTEST ENTRIES are DUE BY 4 p.m. April 20
  Click for downloadable ENTRY FORM

CALL TO ARTISTS
Georgetown & Scott County Artists and Groups!
You are invited to enter an ART CONTEST and SHOW
The City of Georgetown is launching a new take on stormwater education by bringing some fresh art to the streets of our beautiful city! Individuals and groups can design a street art mural for South Broadway.

THE ART CONTEST theme:  “Water Recreation in Georgetown”
The first 100 contest entries  will be displayed at the Scott County Public Library’s Gallery
 April 22 through May 6 where visitors to the Library Gallery can vote for their favorites.
● A panel of judges will determine the top three designs for prizes of $100, $50, and $25
● 22  Winning entries will be photographically enlarged and printed as  3‘ x 8‘ street art murals.
Artists can use any medium:  paint on canvas, sketch on paper, multi-media collage, fiber art, digital art, photography, even words….

THE ART SHOW:  The top 22  Stormwater ART entries selected for this street art program will be hung at the Jailer’s House Gallery  May 20 – July 4th while permanent murals are installed on storm drains  located along South Broadway between Highland Court / Clayton Avenue and Hiawatha Trail.

STREET ART MURALS:   ART will be photographed and cropped to a horizontal rectangle such as: 12” x 4.5”  /  14” x 5.25”  / 16” x 6”  …  up to 40” x 15”.   Canvases or paper may be any shape, just keep in mind the final murals design needs to fit with a horizontal  3 x 1 ( width x height ) format.    Please limit art work entries to 48” wide.

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Daniel Bell's "Past Party" entry with section to be used for a mural highlighted by white line

Daniel Bell’s “Past Party” entry Oil on Canvas,  framed 27″ x 33″  with a section highlighted by a digital white line overlay showing area that would be used in a  mural

ART does not need to be framed, but should be mounted or matted so it may be hung.

Photographs and digital ART should be formatted at a high resolution of 300 pixels per inch for files between 20M and 40M and printed on at least 8.5” x 14” paper (which will fit a 12″ x 4.5″ image) at highest quality for contest presentation.  Please mount on foam core and trim off the the remaining paper around your image.   Assistance on mounting is available if you arrange it on day in advance. 502-570-8366.

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ALL ART CONTEST ENTRIES are DUE BY 4 p.m. April 20 at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center, 117 North Water Street, Georgetown.   The Jailer’s House Gallery is OPEN  Saturdays 11-1 and by arrangement.   Click for downloadable ENTRY FORM.

For more information on either participating or arranging to deliver art
  call the Scott County Arts Consortium at 502-570-8366

The Path of Water Trail:   This project, an installation of street art created by local residents to enhance environmental awareness in downtown Georgetown, is a collaboration between the City of Georgetown, Bluegrass Greensource,  the Scott County Arts Consortium, and the Scott County Public Library.  The aim is to remind Georgetown residents of what is impacted by anything that is found traveling down the stormdrains.

Layout example for 2017 Stormwater drain "The Path of Water" community mural contest.

Cane Run, a surface stream that heads in east-central Lexington-Fayette County and extends into Scott County, drains a total area of approximately 6,070 hectares.  Near the Scott-Fayette County line, the surface flow of Cane Run is pirated by series of swallow holes that are hydraulically connected to the main karst conduit of Big Spring / Royal Spring, the source of municipal water for Georgetown, Kentucky.

In addition to pollutants from Cane Run, these 22 storm drains flow directly into Royal Spring Run at Royal Spring Park in downtown Georgetown.  The path of these waters continue on to join other major waterways on which Georgetown residents rely for recreation and education.

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Yes you can !

Participate as an ARTIST /   the art is DUE BY April 20, 4 p.m.

Participate choosing the top 22 !  /   the Art Contest is April 22 through May 6

Participate as an Arts Sponsor !  /   “The Path of Water” Stormwater Street Art Murals need your support.  Find your path below….

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Kentucky River Sponsors   $5,000
Sponsors at this level are granted:

  • Name and large logo on the final street sigh that will accompany the street murals
  • Name and contribution level verbally recognized at Earth Day reception and sponsor is invited to share a banner for their company to be displayed at event
  • Name and contribution level shared in all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Name recognition and logo in any newspaper ad space
  • Name and sponsor level recognition in any local media interviews

Elkhorn Creek Sponsors    $2,500

  • Name and small logo on the final street sigh that will accompany the street murals
  • Name and contribution level verbally recognized at Earth Day reception.  Sponsors will also have a printed recognition with logo at event
  • Name and contribution level shared in all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Name recognition and logo in any newspaper ad space

Cane Run Sponsors     $1,000

  • Name listing on the final street sigh that will accompany the street murals
  • Name and contribution level  will be recognized at Earth Day reception on printed posters
  • Name and contribution level shared in all digital and printed promotional materials
  • Name recognition and logo in any newspaper ad space

Royal Spring Sponsors     $350

  • Name listing on the final street sigh that will accompany the street murals
  • Name and contribution level  will be recognized at Earth Day reception in a list with all other sponsors at the same level

If you want to become a patron of the Arts by sponsoring a Stormwater Street Art Mural for Georgetown, contact:

Danny R. Woolums Jr.
Environmental Educator
Bluegrass Greensource
835 National Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
859-266-1572

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