2013 Festival Artwork Contest
Calling All Artists!
37th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival Art Competition Now underway!! Starting October, 2012
The theme of the annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival is heritage wooden boats. The ambiance is that of an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront festival where everything is fun, almost everything is free and nothing much is fancy. It's as authentically grassroots American as you can get and has been for the past 36 years.
“The Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival is one of the best family entertainment values in the Seattle area for the 4th of July weekend,” said Eldon Tam, Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival coordinator. “The Festival is one of the few hands-on maritime festivals where visitors can learn to rivet a plank to a frame, try out a classic skiff on the water or tour a classic Northwest wooden vessel.”
The Heritage Wooden Boats theme is merely a guideline; artists may interpret as they wish. For inspiration or to see past Festival posters, please visit http://cwb.org/content/cwb-posters.
Anyone is welcome to submit an entry. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of CWB staff and volunteers selected by CWB's Communications Coordinator.
The winning artist may be given feedback by the selection committee while in the completion process. Therefore, applicants MUST be willing to alter their design based on recommendations from the committee. The finished art will be used on Festival posters, postcards, t-shirts and for advertising and branding purposes. Therefore, the art should be both visually appealing as well as attention-grabbing, and the artist and committee will work together to achieve this goal. Please be aware that once the art is complete, text and sponsor logos will be added by someone other than the artist to transform the artwork into the final Festival Poster.
1. Submit one sketch or mock-up of your entry. It does not need to be a finished piece, but should be representative of what you intend to create.
2. Submit at least three other samples of your work, which are indicative of your distinct 'style'.
3. Submit an artist bio and an artist statement about your entry. If you have a particular connection to wooden boats, please describe it. You may submit a link to your website in lieu of three examples if you wish.
4. Include complete contact information, including address, phone, and email.
How to Enter:
Digital images can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CD's or physical copies of artwork can be mailed or delivered to The Center for Wooden Boats, attn: Diana Hennick, 1010 Valley Street, Seattle WA 98109. CWB is open 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Please contact Diana Hennick, email@example.com or call 206-382-2628 x29 if you have questions.
Deadlines and Terms of Participation:
Completed application materials (sketch, samples, artist bio and statement and contact info) must be received no later than Friday, January 11, 2013. The winning artist will be announced no later than Friday, January 25th. The winning artist must submit their original, completed art to CWB by Friday, February 22nd.
UPDATE: Deadlines have been extended! Completed application materials (sketch, samples, artist bio and statement, and contact info) must be received no later than Tuesday, February 5th. The winning artist will be announced no later than Friday, February 8th. The winning artist must submit their original, completed art to CWB by Friday, March 15th.
The winning artist's name and website will be printed on the poster, listed on www.cwb.org and on any marketing materials which feature the winning artist's work. The winning artist will also receive 25 copies of the poster, two T-shirts, and one (1) complimentary CWB Facility Rental on a mutually agreeable date.
Please Note: The finished piece of original artwork and all rights to use the artwork become property of The Center for Wooden Boats and the artist must agree to sign at least 25 copies of the poster, which also become property of The Center for Wooden Boats.