Call to Artists: 2014 Kern County Nut Festival Art Poster
DEADLINE IS APRIL 18, 2014
$500 Prize - sponsored by Betty & Milt Younger
Kern County Nut Festival 2014 Art Poster
The Kern County Nut
Festival is calling for artists to create artwork for the official 2013
Kern County Nut Festival Art Poster exhibition. All art must be approved
by the Visual Arts Committee of the Nut Festival and is expected to be
appropriate for a broad public audience. The Committee is looking for
works that incorporate an aspect or aspects of the nuts produced in Kern
County, which are almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. Please note -
almonds and pistachios are the top crops in Kern. Walnuts are a minor
crop. These nuts are grown and harvested almost completely without hand
labor. Production is almost completely mechanized. The trees, especially
in bloom, are quite beautiful and would be a great subject matter. Also
- food produced from nuts like cookies, cakes, etc. is also appropriate
for artwork. Please keep in mind - this is a festival poster. Think
fun, lively, festive! We plan on
informing the media about the winning poster/artist.
The Festival thanks
Betty & Milt Younger for their generous contribution of $500 to
First Place, $200 to Second Place, and $100 to Third Place.
Application Deadline: April 18, 2014
Applications are available on the Arts Council Website www.kernarts.org. Click on the "contest" button. There is no charge for artists to apply. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
Artists must be
California residents. Artwork must be photo-reproducible two-dimensional
media, such as drawings, paintings, and photographs.
- The art needs
to be gallery wrapped 18 x 24 (or 24 x 18) inches with a 1-1/2 inches
depth or framed - no glass please, with wires for hanging. No hooks or
saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Please attach artist's name and
title to the back of each piece.
- Do NOT include any words in your artwork.
- The Kern County Nut Festival logo is not allowed for use in the poster.
The works of the 25
finalists will be displayed in an art exhibition at the Kern County
Museum in June of 2014 and also be shown during the Kern County Nut
Festival. All artwork must be gallery wrapped and ready to hang. All
artworks will be offered for sale and the Kern County Museum will
receive a commission of 50%.
- The works will
be judged and the winning piece will be photo-reproduced as the
official 2014 art poster to be sold as a limited edition print of 500 to
benefit the Kern County Museum.
- The winning
artist will receive $500, byline recognition, and 5 posters. Second
Place will receive a cash prize of $200, Third Place will receive $100.
- The finalists'
pieces will be hung in the historic Fellows Hotel at the KC Museum
before the festival and during the festival. The festival is expected to
draw upwards of 5,000 people and the artworks will be for sale, at a
price determined by the artist
Project Schedule (subject to change)
Deadline - April 18, 2014
Notifications of Finalists - May 2014
Delivery of original works to the Arts Council of Kern - week of May 20, 2014
Visual Arts Committee Meeting #2 (Select Winner) - week of May 20, 2014
Exhibition - June 2014
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials include:
- Resume, not to exceed three pages, please include name address, email, and phone number.
- Artist statement about your proposed work, not to exceed 100 words
- 1 image (.jpg) of your proposed artwork, not to exceed 800 kb
- In the "subject" line of your email application, please type: "Nut Fest Poster Contest"
applications to: email@example.com - you will receive a
confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, call
David Gordon at 661-324-9000.
Artwork to be Dropped off at:
The Arts Council of Kern Office
1330 Truxtun Ave. Suite B
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
Please call David Gordon to make an appointment to drop-off outside of business hours.
There is no application fee.
For questions please contact:
David Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee reserves
the right to not accept any applications, to not accept any artist and
to initiate an alternate selection process.
The owner of the
copyright of the winning artwork, whether that is the artist, or other
person or entity to whom copyright is conveyed, unconditionally gives
the Kern County Nut Festival
Committee the right to
use a partial or complete facsimile or reproduction of the winning work
in perpetuity for the benefit of the Kern County Nut Festival,
including, but not limited to its use in posters, postcards, promotional
Kern County Museum Foundation
3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-8400 phone