Thursday, August 14, 2014

Artist Call

Art to Go

Featured artist to receive credits and publicity

Released by Melissa Oren, CCAC


alling all local artists! The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is excited to announce a call for artists to create a one-of-a-kind canvas piece to be used as a very special fundraiser for children’s programming.

The art work chosen will be featured on beautiful tote bags to be sold at community events throughout the year in this new annual tradition.

CCAC president Patti Lawn shows a tote which will feature one lucky artist's design.

The sales launch will be at this year’s Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market in November, which features over 8,000 patrons. The original artwork will also be raffled off as part of the fundraiser.
The selected artist will receive full credit for their art in the form of their name being included on the printed bags along with their art work, as well as post-cards inside each bag that feature their work and biography. The selected artist will also receive a complimentary membership with the Chilliwack Arts Council, have their piece featured in the 2015 Chilliwack Arts Directory, and will get the added bonus of knowing that their art will be helping to provide art supplies, equipment and programs for inspiring young artists.
Only one artist’s piece will be selected annually, however; all applicants are invited to showcase their pieces in a very special “Celebrate the Arts” show, highlighting community arts, which will take place at The Art Room from Nov. 8, 2014 – January 13, 2015.
In order to qualify, the artwork is required to be original and one-of-a-kind, and the artist must be local. Also, the artist must understand that the selected piece will become the property of the Chilliwack Arts Council for the use of fundraising.

The artwork should celebrate the arts in our community, and should not be season or event specific, as the tote bags will be sold year round. The artwork should embrace the mission statement of the Chilliwack Arts Council: “The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is an umbrella organization. It will provide leadership by the effective use of resources to enrich our quality of life by encouraging the community to participate in and appreciate arts and cultural activities”.
To enter simply submit a photo of your piece, along with your full name, phone number, medium used, and the dimensions and title of your artwork. Deadline for entry is September 30, 2014.  Email your information here or drop off at The Art Room - #20 5725 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack. Hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, and Saturdays 10am – 4pm.  

For more information visit, or call the Chilliwack Arts Council office at 604-769-ARTS (2787).


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