Taste the Arts Poster Contest

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Your art could be the cover of the 2018 Watermark magazine.

The Arts Consortium announces our 2018 Watermark magazine cover-art contest.

The winning artist will receive a $500 prize and will be featured in an article within our magazine.  The winning submission will be featured as the cover of our annual publication. Elements from the winning design will be used throughout our publication and will help create a theme for our 2018 edition of Watermark.
The selected design may be reproduced and used in promotional work for our annual Taste the Arts Festival, in our magazine, on posters, t-shirts and other items that support the Arts Consortium.  As such, judging criteria will include viability of sales potential.
Submissions should be originally designed by the artist and thematically related to the mission of the Arts Consortium, which celebrates Tulare County’s art, culture, and community.   Entry Deadline & Delivery
Entries may be delivered electronically to the Arts Consortium via email at ampelio@artsconsortium.org. Emails will include your: First Name, Last Name, Date, Phone number, Mailing Address. Image file must be labeled: FirstNameLast Name_TTAposter17.

All entries must be received by: May 2, 2018.

All Central California artists are invited to submit a poster that embodies the theme of the Arts Consortium. No more than one design per artist.
Poster Dimension and File Requirements
Must be original design.
Poster size must be 11” x 17”.  
Submissions must be in a .pdf (digital) format.
Winning artist must submit an un-flattened and editable version of design
The finished artwork must include
A sense of inclusivity for all art forms
Design elements to be included in the overall theme of our 2018 Watermark magazine

IMPORTANT: Entries must NOT reference other Organizations, Logos or Brands.

Terms of Agreement

The Arts Consortium and Taste the Arts committee reserves the right to accept or reject all work submitted during this competition. The Arts Consortium accepts no liability for damaged or lost files/art works. The winning entry becomes the property of the Arts Consortium. The artist releases the copyright of the design image, and the Arts Consortium reserves the right to unlimited reproduction, editing, and use of the image or parts of the image for arts festival materials and products for sale.  

Selection Process

The winner will be selected by an Arts Consortium appointed Committee, and is subject to the terms of this agreement.

Artwork will be judged on the following:

Quality of Design and Adherence to Concept Creativity and Originality of the Artwork Reproducibility

Notification of Winner

The Arts Consortium will announce the winner at its May membership meeting: May 14, 2017 at 5:30pm at 300 E. Oak St., Visalia, CA 93291

I certify that I have read and agree to the terms stated herein.
  Name: ________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________ Phone Number:___________________________________________

What is Taste the Arts?

Taste the Arts Festival & Street Fair

Join us again Oct 20th 2018!
More info coming soon!

10am - 5pm

See last years full schedule by clicking HERE!

Thank you for attending Taste the Art 2017!
To help make this event even better in 2018 we would LOVE your feedback! The arts Consortium holds a commitee meeting every few weeks to share your input and help out make Taste the Arts the best festival in the valley.
For more information please email Joshua@artsconsortium.org

Taste the Arts 2018

Taste the Arts is an annual festival presented by the Arts Consortium— the official arts council of Tulare County. This annual event in downtown Visalia is a celebration of the rich cultural and artistic heritage of our community.

The Central Valley is known for the diverse crops grown in our area. This diversity also attracts a broad spectrum of cultures to our region, each with its own distinctive arts and traditions. Taste the Arts celebrates this multi-cultural background with an event just as unique!

Taste the Arts offers a full-day of free activities for the community. Check out more than 70 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, and jewelry. Enjoy entertainment on two packed stages featuring musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. Participate in aerosol art and printmaking workshops, or showcase your creativity in the Farmers Market "Fun with Food" sculpture contest. Take advantage of numerous youth activities and much, much more. ALL FOR FREE!

Grab your friends & family and tell them that Visalia is the place to be on October 20th! We'll see you there.


The Garden Street Plaza and the Old Lumber Yard
Garden Street between Main Street and School Avenue
Downtown Visalia

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