DGFA soliciting artwork for 2018 Christmas Stroll button

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 18:12:34-04

GREAT FALLS – (Press release from the Downtown Great Falls Association) The Downtown Great Falls Association (DGFA) invites artists residing in Cascade County to submit their proposed artwork for the 35th Annual Christmas Stroll button. The judging this year will be done in the same format as last year. The artwork will be judged by people’s choice in two different formats.

The Downtown Association will post all eligible submissions on the Downtown Facebook page, and record the number of positive reactions to each piece of art.

The Downtown Association will post images of the artwork in three physical locations downtown where the public may cast their vote. Each person can vote only once.

The image with the most combined votes from Facebook and live voting will be the 2018 Christmas Stroll Button artwork.

Due to the nature of this competition we are encouraging the art to be submitted with a proposed theme for the season. DGFA has the right to decline the theme, or create a variation of the proposed theme.

Rules for the artwork:

-Original artwork must be matted and ready to be framed.
-All artwork must be submitted in a round format, any other shape, such as a square or rectangle will be rejected.
-Artwork can be any practical size as it will be duplicated onto round, 3 ½ inch images, which will be wrapped onto 3 inch buttons so that the outer 1/4 inch of the image will wrap around the edge and not be visible (see diagram on page 2).
-Your artwork may include “35th Annual Christmas Stroll 2018”, but it is not required, DGFA will superimpose that lettering onto your artwork.
-Please ensure that key imagery, any lettering, and your signature are far enough from the outer edge of the circle to appear on the face of the button.
-Artists may submit up to three design proposals.

The winning artist will be awarded a cash prize of $250 from DGFA. Buttons will be numbered and sold to community members interested in an opportunity to win the Christmas Stroll prizes. DGFA will print 750 buttons using the selected artwork, which will also prominently appear on the event poster distributed all over Great Falls. The original artwork will also be offered as a prize for the Christmas Stroll drawing and the lucky winner will become the owner of the original artwork. The image becomes the property of DGFA and may be used in future promotions.

The project is open to artists residing in Cascade County. All eligible applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability, will be considered. If you are unsure about eligibility, contact DGFA.

Submissions must be received by 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 22nd. Late and incomplete submissions will not be considered. Attach your contact information to the back of the artwork. Please deliver your original artwork to the Downtown Association office, 318 Central Ave., Great Falls. The winning art and artist will be announced by September 5. All non-winning art can be picked up after Sept. 5th.

Questions related to this proposal may be directed to: Downtown Great Falls Association (406) 453-6151.
Email: Subject: Stroll Button