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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 Fiesta Poster Art Competition Commences: Call to All Santa Barbara County Artists

Old Spanish Days Fiesta and the Santa Barbara Art Association have joined forces for the second time to offer artists in Santa Barbara County the opportunity to compete to have a two-dimensional work of art become the 2011 Fiesta Poster.


Old Spanish Days Fiesta and the Santa Barbara Art Association have joined forces for the second time to offer artists in Santa Barbara County the opportunity to compete to have a two-dimensional work of art become the 2011 Fiesta Poster.

The Ingathering of the artist’s work will be Sunday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library’s main branch, 40 East Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. Artists interested in competing can get more information from the Old Spanish Days website www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org, or calling the OSD office at 962.8101

2011 La Presidenta Joanne Funari, as one of her responsibilities, chooses a theme and, the artwork for the annual poster. “This year, my theme, ‘Celebrate Santa Barbara’ is meant to encompass the community. The artists are free to interpret what Fiesta and the community of Santa Barbara means to them, and I am excited to select this year’s Fiesta poster from those in the competition.”

This is a Juried competition, and three jurors will select 40 works of art for hanging in a series of exhibitions, and of the 40, will select 20 Juror’s Choice from which La Presidenta Joanne Funari will pick the 2011 Poster. In addition a First Place ribbon and award of $100 will be given along with two Honorable Mention ribbons and individual cash prizes of $50 each.

Artists may submit 2 dimensional art media including photography, but it must be presented in a professional manner (i.e., clean, framed, wired for hanging, no tooth-saw hangers, no giclées and no wet paint. The work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, phone number, and title of piece, medium, and price.

The work may be in vertical or horizontal format, but vertical is preferred. It can be any size that is easily handled by one person, and be able to be digitally reduced to 22” by 28”.

The Entry fees are $25 for first entry, $20 for second, and $15 for the third piece. Only 3 pieces may be entered.

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