Thursday, December 29, 2011

Calling All Artists! Decorate Our Newsstands!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 6:22 PM

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We are now accepting submissions to transform a Flyer box into art (without disassembling please)!
A group of artists will be selected and notified around February 8th, and each will have one month with their box to decorate as they see fit within certain stipulations, outlined below. A materials stipend will be provided for all selected artists courtesy of our sponsor, The Art Center supply store and frame shop.
A photo shoot of the artists with their work will take place once all boxes are completed and returned. The boxes will be unveiled within the March 29th, 2012 edition of The Memphis Flyer, and artists will be honored at an event on Wednesday, March 28th, with further details to come.
Boxes will then be put into commission around the city of Memphis as working public art throughout 2012. Flyer readers will also vote on "Best in Show," the winner of which will receive a $500 cash prize.

Rules:
The box must say "Memphis Flyer" and "Free" in a visible and obvious way.
All paints and other materials must be weather resistant.
No puncturing the box.
No painting over the see-through "window" on the front side.
No disrupting the door.
No offensive language or symbols.

The Memphis Flyer Art Box Project is open to the public, regardless of background or training, but to give us more insight into what you can do, we request simple information such as name, email, daytime phone, occupation, artistic interests, and examples of previous work via website, jpg or gif image. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, January 16th.

Go here to enter the contest!

For a little inspiration, check out what Creative Loafing, an Atlanta alternative weekly newspaper, came up with when making its mark around the Georgia town, here.

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