Call to Artists: poster art sought for Art on the Square Festival
LODI ARTS COMMISSION TO AWARD CASH FOR 2004 WINNER

Lodi, Calif (August 5, 2003) -- The Lodi Arts Commission is sponsoring a design competition to select the official poster for next year’s Art on the Square Festival. The winning artist will receive a $100 cash award, 25 posters featuring his/her art, and a free booth at the annual festival scheduled for early June (a total $400 value).

Second and third place winners will receive 50% off their booth space at the 2004 Festival. Creative artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs. Entries should be appropriate for replication for posters, silk screened T-shirts and other Art on the Square promotional items.
Submission Requirements: All entries must be a minimum size of 14" x 24", no more than 24" x 36", include the name Art on the Square and the year 2004. Each entry must be labeled on the back with the artist's name, address and telephone number. No more than three designs per artist may be submitted.

Dates And Location: Design entries must be submitted by Noon, January 30, 2004 to the Arts Commission Office at 125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, CA 95240. Entries submitted by mail must include return postage and appropriate mailing material/packages, if they are to be returned. Entries that do not include sufficient postage will not be returned by mail and must be picked up by the artist.

Judging criteria will include viability of sales potential and submissions should be thematically related to an arts festival and/or the Lodi region. The Art on the Square Committee reserves the right to accept or reject all work submitted during this competition. The Lodi Arts Commission, The Lodi Arts Project Fund, and all other parties associated with the festival accepts no liability for damaged or lost art works.

The Art on the Square festival committee will make the winning Poster available for sale during the Festival. Only 250 signed copies of the Poster will be available. The winning entry becomes the property of The Lodi Arts Commission. The artist retains the copyright of the design image, but the Lodi Arts Commission reserves the right to unlimited reproduction and use of the image or parts of the image for arts festival materials and products for sale.

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The Lodi Arts Commission was established by the Lodi City Council in 1982 and charged with the mission to promote and encourage programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts and to act in an advisory capacity to the Lodi City Council in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City. For more information about the Lodi Arts Commission, call 209.333.5511 or visit their website at www.lodiarts.org.