Call for commissioned art

The Rockford Area Arts Council is in search of artists to be commissioned to create artwork for the awards presented to the Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients.

We will pay you for your art!

Each artist should submit a maximum of three examples of artwork in slide format. Works in both 2-D and 3-D will be considered. Entries may be existing pieces or proposed.

Two artists will be chosen by jurors H. Edward Riddle, Joseph Church and Bob van der Wege. Each year, the jurors are the artists who were commissioned the preceding year.

One artist will be commissioned to complete two pieces for $1,000. These two pieces will be presented to the winners in the Individual Arts Advocate and Individual Artist categories.

An additional artist will receive $500 for completion of four pieces on a smaller scale.

Deadline for submissions is March 31. Selected artists will be notified by April 7, and artwork must be completed and delivered to the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., by May 17. Selected artists will receive two complimentary tickets to the Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Coronado Theatre, June 8, starting at 5 p.m.

Forms for submissions are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council and online. Feel free to call 963-6765 with questions.

Nomination forms are also available for the Mayor’s Arts Awards. Stop by the office, or go online. This is your opportunity to help the Arts Council and the city acknowledge the tremendous artists, students, businesses and advocates who make our community vibrant. Please submit by April 28.

From the March 22-28, 2006, issue

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