We regret to inform you that this year’s Arts In The Park Festival has been cancelled due to a threat of severe thunderstorms throughout the day.
2012 Arts In The Park Student Art Contest Rules:
All Hamilton County and area Private Schools – Grades 6 – 12. All eligible artwork will be completed by student during the 2012 calendar year.
FORMS OF ART
Art forms include paintings, drawings, wood art, stone art, pottery, metal art, leather art, photography, beadwork, glass art, basketry, pet art, recycled art, mixed media art, and computer art. All art submittals will be family-friendly. Artwork will be suitable for public display.
Art must have been developed during the same calendar year as the festival. Items must be handmade. The handcrafted component must dominate the commercial component, and the commercial components must be transformed in a way that makes the work unique. Items must be of original, unique work or design. The starting material must be significantly altered and enhanced by the artisan.
Student artwork will be physically submitted on the morning of Festival; Monday, September 3rd at 8am for set-up. The Festival will provide tents, tables and metal screens for all students’ artwork. Please follow these requirements for submittal:
• “S” hooks will be provided for artwork to be hung on wire screens. Artwork should be strung with wire on the back or in a manner that accepts an “S” hook for hanging.
• Tables will be provided for sculpture or other displays not hang-able. Art submissions may include table stands, easels or other art support devices to display student artwork. Easels (not supplied) are encouraged for table top pieces or those which are not strung with wire.
• Each piece of art should be labelled for display with: Title of artwork (optional), Artist name, School, Grade when completed. The festival will also provide art identification labels if needed.
The judges for the event will be comprised of local art professionals from the Association for Visual Arts. Judging will be based on originality, composition and style, with the winning art work reflecting the best overall art talent for each grade.
A first place, second place, and third place ribbon will be awarded to artwork for each grade. Schools will receive $100 for each first place winning entry. Cash prize awarded to the art program of winning schools.
Judging will take place by 3 pm on the day of the festival (September 3rd), with an awards ceremony taking place at 4pm. School artwork will remain at the festival until 6 pm when they can be picked up by schools or art students. The festival is not responsible for artwork left after the festival closes at dusk.
Contact The Chattanooga Market at 423.648.2496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org