Artscape Banners 2016 Call for Entries

Artscape 2015 Featured ImageThe Old Town Development Board (OTBD) of Winchester VA and the Shenandoah Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2016 ArtScape banner project! We invite artisans five to ninety five to participate in this juried art competition. Selected artworks will be reproduced on banners that will then hang on the light posts throughout downtown Winchester VA from April, 2016 through March 2017.

ArtScape is an outdoor gallery experience created by the OTDB and the Shenandoah Arts Council. ArtScape adds interest and color downtown streets cape of Winchester VA with artworks created by regional artists.


Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2016 at 12 midnight.
Artists are notified: Jan 22, 2016
Last Day of Artwork Delivery: Feb 3, 2016
March: Banners produced
April: Banners are installed

DETAILS: Submissions will be juried by a panel of artists and arts professionals. If selected, the artwork will be professionally photographed and digitally transferred on to vinyl banners for outdoor display. The banner orientation is vertical but please note that artwork may need to be cropped at the discretion of the photographer to fit the banner display . The artist’s name and artwork will appear on both sides of the banner.

If selected, the original artwork will also be part of an exhibition in the Spring of 2016. 70% of proceeds will go to the artist with a 30% commission going to the Shenandoah Arts Council. Artworks do not need to be for sale. If the artwork is not sold at the ArtScape exhibition, it will be returned to the artist after the exhibition.

If selected, the OTDB and the Shenandoah Arts Council own reproduction rights of the works for promotional purposes. Each banner will have a business sponsor and the banner becomes the property of the business sponsor.

For more information, visit the Shenandoah Arts Council website.

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