Call to Artists
Festival Poster Competition
VANCOUVER ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023 POSTER
This is the inaugural Vancouver Arts and Music Festival. Consequently, we are learning a lot about what to do and not do. I want to thank those of you who have commented on the fee for the poster art. We were looking at this competition as we would a professional art exhibit with a cash award for the winning selection. That appears not to be the protocol for poster art. After reflecting on the comments, I better understand the artist's position.
We will be dropping the fee to enter and will still offer the $700 reward for the winner of the competition.
Thanks for the enlightenment.
Columbia Arts Network (CAN)
DATES AND DEADLINES:
Application open: April 30, 2023
Entry fee: NO FEE
Art accepted: Any medium, art must not exceed 24x18 inches.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
Digital Art Selection: July 3 - 7, 2023
Notification Date: July 10, 2023
Winner Award: $700
The delivery date for Original: Wednesday, July 13, 2023
Website: vancouverartsandmusicfestival.com and
CALL TO ARTISTS:
Columbia Arts Network is pleased to be the visual arts community partner for the Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival from August 4-6! Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the City of Vancouver, VAMF is a celebration of Vancouver’s vibrant community. Featuring local artists and performers in Esther Short Park, this festival is free to all.
ABOUT THE VANCOUVER ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
COLUMBIA ARTS NETWORK (CAN) is excited to be a partner in the first annual August 4-6! Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the City of Vancouver, the festival features stages, pop-up galleries, family activities, and food vendors set up throughout downtown Vancouver and Esther Short Park.
Free and open to all, Vancouver USA Arts and Music Festival (VAMF) is a celebration of Vancouver’s exciting arts community.
Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, Vancouver, Washington, USA is home to a thriving arts community.
Presented by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA and the City of Vancouver, in partnership with Columbia Artists Network and Vancouver Culture, Arts and Heritage Commission. Supported through a generous grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Vancouver offers many cultural activities and attractions within walking distance of the festival, including a frontier fur trading post within the 1800s Fort Vancouver National Historical Site.
Vancouver’s newly constructed Waterfront gives wonderful views of the mighty Columbia River as well as award-winning shopping, wineries, and local eateries.
Columbia Arts Network (CAN) welcomes and encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply.We believe diversity enriches the art community and educates us all, sharing our cultures, talents, and our personal histories.
Learn more about the festival at vancouverartsandmusicfestival.com.
Artwork in any medium is acceptable, as long as the artwork fits within a 24 x 18-inch format.
All art must be original and signed by the artist.
No AI-Generated work will be accepted.
The Festival reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unsuitable or misrepresented.
The submitted piece must be an original work and concept and must portray Vancouver USA and/or its community in any form or vision. New stylistic interpretations of Vancouver, for example, abstract, and contemporary works, are welcome, and all visual art media are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, or fiber art).
The work will be digitally scanned and reproduced for the festival poster, and the work will become property of the Vancouver Arts and Music Festival. Submitting artists do not have to reside in Vancouver but should be familiar with the area: its history, landmarks, and neighborhoods.
The selected artist will receive $700 compensation for the work and its reproduction rights, including the festival poster, shirts, and related merchandise.
Artists must register and complete an application on the Columbia Arts Network website with an accurate email that will be valid throughout the registration process until the show date. This email address will be used to notify you of your status. Notification of accepted or declined status will be emailed to the email address you use in the application process. Please check your email inbox for all correspondence.
The online application is below, please fill it out completely.
Payment for Application
NO payment for entry. Open to all.