We invite you to participate in the 12th annual Placerville Banners on Parade! PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION COMPLETELY BEFORE APPLYING!
Artists are invited to participate in the 12th annual Banners on Parade. Painted banners will be displayed on the light poles at various locations on Historic Main Street in Placerville, California, from June through mid-October of 2018. After that, they will be sold at a silent auction in October, 2018. The proceeds from the sale of the banners will be used to fund Placerville Art on Parade in the future. Two local artists will judge the banners and ribbons will be presented to the top three banners and three Honorable Mentions. Those banners judged as winners will be awarded $100 for First Place, $50 for Second Place, and $25 for Third Place.
There is a $25 fee for artists to participate in this event—and the fee is returned ONLY if your application is not accepted to the event. In addition to the monetary awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, the Geoff Boyd Memorial Award ($250) will be presented to one of the banner artists chosen by an anonymous donor.
Artists, Crafters, and art students (either individually or as a group) are invited to fill out an application to paint a banner. To participate, complete the application and send it in by March 7, 2018.
When preparing your application and design, be mindful of the width (30 inches) and height (60 inches) of our banners and plan accordingly. The banner should be able to be seen from a great distance, as well as be pleasing to view personally when the banners are sold at auction.
Each artist whose application is accepted will be entitled to paint one of the 30” x 60” canvas banners supplied by the Placerville Art on Parade committee. Artists are encouraged to use a “Images of El Dorado County” theme.
Submissions will not be allowed that include commercial, religious or political advertising. Additionally, any design that appears to have a sexual or obscene nature (to be determined by the Placerville Art on Parade committee) will not be considered. Please, no wording whatsoever on the banners! Also, incomplete applications will not be considered.
Completely painted and sealed banners must be done and delivered by May 16, 2018
Is there a great story to go along with your banner? We'd love to hear it! Write your story and send it to Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials submitted as part of the application will become the property of Placerville Art on Parade and will not be returned to the applicant. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Placerville Art on Parade does not take responsibility for applications not received. Submit your completed application and design to the following address:
PLACERVILLE ART ON PARADE
C/O PAIGE VANSICKLE
431 TURN PIKE DRIVE
FOLSOM, CA 95630
You can contact Paige Vansickle at (916) 985-8996 if you have questions.
Banners will be placed in areas fully accessible to the public. The banners will be located outdoors in public spaces without any covering. Proper preparation of the surface after painting and the use of appropriate paint will be the artist’s responsibility
The canvas banner (approximately 30” wide by 60” tall) is provided to you, upon the acceptance of your application and with your submission of a fee of $25 (in the form of a check). The banner has been prepared with primer on both sides—one blank side (FRONT) for your original art, and the other side (BACK) pre-printed with Images of Hope information. We request that artists who are selected to paint the banners apply paint to both sides of the banner—FRONT and BACK.
Please ensure that the FRONT of the banner is top-side up (turn the banner over to make sure that the logo pre-printed on the BACK is not upside down) before you paint! Also, please do not alter the banner in any way—cutting, changing or modifying the shape and size—as the banners are designed specifically to hang on our light poles. Please ensure that the opposite side of the banner (BACK) is protected on your work table/easel from any paint smudges, etc.
Artists must use artist-grade acrylic paints only. Do not cut, pierce or make dye-cuts, holes or slits in the banner. Do not use appliques or attach foreign objects (jewels, sequins, bark, feathers, dried plants and flowers, etc.). When dry, loosely fold the banner (not for a long period of time). Make sure your name and the title of your submission are clearly printed on a piece of note paper or a recipe card and attached to the banner (clothespins work great).
Make sure paint is dry before sealing. Your artwork MUST be sealed—it will be displayed outside and exposed to the elements for several months. You must use a UV protective sealer/varnish to protect both sides of your image. Use UVLS gloss—one brand suggestion is Golden Brands polymer varnish, which is available at art and craft stores. This step is critical to the ultimate durability of your banner. Banners which are received unsealed or not correctly sealed cannot be exhibited.
All art supplies must be supplied by the artist. The Placerville Art on Parade committee may provide further guidelines to the artists upon their selection, but it is up to the artists to secure their own painting materials.
All complete banner applications received by the closing date (March 7, 2018) will be reviewed by the Placerville Art on Parade committee to ensure that the proposed banner conforms to the guidelines outlined here. We have 30 locations this year in which to display the banners and will need to choose the number of banners to display with that number in mind. If your design does not comply with the guidelines here, we will notify you. All decisions are final.
The Placerville Art on Parade committee will be responsible for the installation and removal of the banners. The position of the banners will not be location specific, except for the First Place winner (which will be displayed on the light pole at the corner of Main Street and Sacramento Street).
Artists will receive exposure and publicity through all available media.
If you are accepted to participate in this event, you will be joining over 170 individual artists and 7 art groups who have created a total of 392 community art pieces over the span of the previous thirteen years! These art pieces have included wheel barrows (2005), wine barrels (2006) and banners (2007-2017).
The public looks forward every year to the wonderful, colorful banners that grace our Historic Main Street in Placerville. We hope you will choose become part of this wonderful legacy!