All you artistic types who are also fans of the King Biscuit Blues Festival might wanna get out the brushes and oil paints and pastels and crayons and colored pencils and laptops, or whatever it is people use to make art these days. Because the Arkansas Delta Arts Partnership is seeking submissions for poster artwork for the 2012 KBBF, which is Oct. 4-6 in historic downtown Helena.
If the judges dig your work the most, you'll get $800 and VIP access at King Biscuit. Catches: they get to keep the original and can use it for T shirts, postcards, mailers, knick-knacks, doo-dads and so forth. Encouraged: art that incorporates visual elements of Helena. Details: right over here.
The press release is after the jump.
King Biscuit Blues Festival 2012 Poster Contest
On behalf of the Sonny Boy Blues Society (SBBS) and Southern Bancorp, the Arkansas Delta Arts Partnership is accepting submissions for the 2012 King Biscuit Blues Festival Poster contest. The winning entry will be printed as a commemorative poster to publicize the 2012 festival. The artwork may also be used on T-shirts, postcards or other festival souvenirs. All sales will go to SBBS and the winner’s original artwork remains the property of SBBS. Incorporation of elements representing Helena are encouraged.
Judging: Three finalists will be selected from all entries. The final winner will be selected from the top three finalists. Contest finalists will be notified by letter.
Award: Winning artist will receive: $800 and V.I.P. status during the 2012 festival.
Entry Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2012
Pickup: The winning entry will remain the property of SBBS. All other artwork may be picked up at First Delta Insurance/KBBF Headquarters, 400 Plaza Street after the festival.
Unveiling & Signing: The winning entry will be unveiled on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Southern Bancorp, 502 Cherry Street. The artist will be requested to sign commemorative posters at that time.
To download the contest guidelines, agreement and entry form click here: 2012 Poster Contest