Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Banner Project 2011 - Current

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"Boots" by Jean Townsend

I am happy to announce that I am currently working on the 2011 edition of the banner project.
This year's banner project working title is "Current" and I am glad to announce in that I have received a grant to make the project a reality.

Happy Trails, the original banner project was considered a huge success and today, the banners hang at the East View High School ( formally the 9th grade enter).

Originally, I had turned down the project (several tines) , but in light of the Police Station bond having passed in the spring, I think that it's very important to keep the arts in the forefront. Specially, since there's a grass root effort happening to bring the Arts Center into the current Police Station.

This year's banner project will be a little different. The project is not limited to local artists, but of course, everyone is welcome to submit their work. The banners will be used around Georgetown downtown and public library ( for several years) during the month of October, in order to celebrate the month of the arts. Eventually, they might find a home in our future Art Center. The images can really be anything, but we are hoping to feature theater and other performing arts as well. Artists can feel free to forward this information to other fellow artists.

—Synonyms for Current:
2. common, widespread, popular, rife. Current, present, prevailing,prevalent refer to something generally or commonly in use. Thatwhich is current is in general circulation or a matter of commonknowledge or acceptance: current usage in English. Present refersto that which is in use now; it always has the sense of time:present customs. That which is prevailing is that which hassuperseded others: prevailing fashion. That which is prevalent exists or is spread widely: a prevalent idea. 3. stylish,fashionable, modish. 10. See stream.


- Artists can submit 1 or 2 of their favorite images. Please email low resolution to nick@graphismo.con subject matter: Banner Project 2011
- The banners are 2 feet wide x 4 feet tall, therefore the artwork needs to have similar proportions. It does not have to be the exact size, but the images might have to be cropped slightly. Images that do not work on this format will be automatically disqualified.
- If selected, Artists will need to provide a high resolution reproduction of their image. This can be provided via email or a disk. Images must be 6" wide x 12" tall, 300 DPI, RGB. They will also need to provide a photograph of themselves and a short biography. Windberg Enterprises in Georgetown can scan or photograph your work at a affordable price.
- Selected artists will be featured in both an exhibit program/book, as well as a banner project directory) that will be available to the general public. Every participating artist will receive a copy of the exhibit program/book. Additional programs will be sold to help raise funds for the project. There might also be a deck of cards featuring the images, that will also will be sold, in order to raise some additional funds for the project.
- Selected artists will have to sign a waiver agreeing to have their images reproduced in the event's website, program/book, deck of cards and any advertisement related to the event. We will not use, sell or reproduce an artist image without their approval.
- Deadline for submission: July 31, 2011. There's no cost to enter, but there's a limit of 2 images. Participants will be notified by Friday, August 5th if they have been accepted or not.

If you have any questions, please email:

I look forward to seeing great art from everyone.

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