The hunt for the 2014 Western Maryland Blues Fest Poster Artist is in full swing. The City of Hagerstown’s Western Maryland Blues Fest committee and the Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) are calling all visual artists to submit their work by November 15, 2013.
"Each year we get so excited reviewing the submitted art. Our "Call To Artists" for Blues Fest 2013 was our most successful ever, with over 46 very cool and creative ideas," said Carl Disque, Founder and Event Chair for the Western Maryland Blues Fest (WMBF). "We can’t wait to see what our responding artists suggest for Blues Fest 2014, and we encourage all artists to participate, even including re-submissions of art not previously selected."
Every year the WMBF committee and the WCAC find an artist who creates an original work that will be used to advertise for the festival that is held annually in City Center. The winning original artwork is commissioned by both the WCAC and the City of Hagerstown and is seen on posters, t-shirts, programs and other promotional material. The original artwork is also raffled off to help raise funds for the Blues Fest.
"In addition to having their original work featured everywhere on all kinds of promotional materials for the Blues Fest, the artist will also have a chance to exhibit his or her other works in a special gallery show at the Arts Council in June," explained Mary Anne Burke, Executive Director of the WCAC. "It’s a great outlet for any artist to share his or her talent with the community."
Artists who want to be the 2014 Blues Fest Poster Artist are encouraged to submit up to three entries that will be reviewed by the WMBF committee and the WCAC. Images must be submitted in a JPEG format and files should be labeled: "Last Name, First Name, and Title of Work." Artists can email images to email@example.com and include their full name, address, telephone and email address. Artists can also send a CD of their images, marked with their name to:
Washington County Arts Council, Inc.
34 S Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
For a copy of the official guidelines and for more information visit: www.blues-fest.org , call the Washington County Arts Council at (301) 791-3132 or email the gallery manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 19th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest is scheduled for May 29, May 30, May 31 and June 1st of 2014.