Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mural Competition hosted by Northwestern Mutual

   !!!   Opportunity for Artists   !!!

Mural Design Competition
hosted by Northwestern Mutual

             Artists and designers with an eye for interpreting history and an entrepreneurial spirit are being sought for a mural to be created on the large conference room wall of Northwestern Mutual. The office building is on the square of York City and is a high traffic area. The conference room has large glass windows facing out onto the square. The winning piece will receive an abundance of exposure due to visibility from York’s Continental Square.

             The Northwestern Mutual mural project seeks to bring history to life in an artistic expression. It’s not just to beautify the office, but also to tie in the self-starting spirit we have in York and to really pick up on the unique history of city. We are looking to have someone reach back and put up something iconic that relates to the history of York City. 

  Please Provide

     1)  CONTACT COVER SHEET.  Please provide the artist’s name, address, telephone, e-mail, and a brief bio (< 200 words).  Please reference the project name (Northwestern Mutual Mural) on all correspondence, including envelopes. 

     2) LETTER OF INTEREST, including a description of your approach to this project, and an overview of your concept for the Northwestern Mutual mural. 

     3) RESUME of artist or for each artist if a team is submitting as well as samples of prior work the artist feels Northwestern Mutual should consider.

    4) DIGITAL IMAGES.  Via email ( ) or dropped off at the 48 E            Market St Ste. 3 office address.            

         The purpose of the wall is to beautify, inspire and express the city’s history, and Northwestern Mutual’s desire to nurture entrepreneurs. The mural will create something special for the company’s visitors and inspire those applicants that seek to start and develop their own financial futures.
            We’re looking for someone to give their time and talents. The competition is not for a paid commission, but for a volunteer willing to work on the mural for the community, build their portfolio, and inspire those who are perusing an amazing career opportunity. Northwestern Mutual will cover the cost of the project and materials.  Northwestern Mutual will actively follows the mural process on social media outlets as well as making the contest know to the local media outlets for coverage opportunities and exposure for the artiest(s). 

All submissions must meet the following criteria:

*Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, racist, or sexually-oriented language or images. 

*The mural concept, design, and all artwork must be the original work of the participating artist. Copyrighted images, including cartoon characters, clip art and brand references, may not be used. 

*There are no limitations on concept, design, or medium as long as the design can be transferred from paper to wall, the artist is able to reproduce the mural on a wall 20ft wide x8ft high, and complete the project in a previously agreed upon time frame. 

*Team submissions are accepted.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Call for Small Works: 100 Under 100


100 Under 100

  100 Under 100 is YorkArts' annual members show open to all YorkArts members AND anyone wishing to become new members. Artists are invited to exhibit up to three original artworks. Two-dimensional works must be 6"x 8" or smaller, and three-dimensional works should be 6"x 8"x 6" or smaller. All work will be exhibited and must be priced less than $100. 

  Please label all work(s) with the artist's name, title, medium, and price and drop off or deliver to YorkArts by Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Pre-stretched, primed canvasses are available from YorkArts gallery for those artists wishing to use canvas as their support. Two and three-dimensional works in all media are acceptable.

  Deadline for submission:    Wednesday, November 21, 2012    
  Event Dates:    November 29, 2012 - January 19, 2013
  Reception:    Thursday, November 29, 6 – 8pm 

       Membership Fee:  All participants are asked to support YorkArts at the minimum $30 individual membership level. 
       Sales:  All works must be for sale and prices less than $100. YorkArts will retain a 30% commission on all sales.  

  All media will be considered. 2D works must be wired or able to be suitable hung.

  Accepted work must either be hand delivered or shipped in a properly protected, sturdy shipping carton or crate.  Each shipping container should not exceed 100 lbs.  Include, with the shipped works, a check to cover the costs of return shipping. 

  YorkArts reserves the right to photograph or otherwise reproduce works in the exhibition for the purpose of press or public information.

  YorkArts will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the works submitted while out of our physical custody such as during shipping.  YorkArts will handle all work with proper diligence.  Artwork in the gallery is fully insured for the value listed by the artist.  

YorkArts; 10 North Beaver Street; York, PA, 17401 Attn: Gallery Director

Submission of art to this show is an acknowledgement that you have read the terms of this prospectus and accept and consent to said terms.