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Students! Enter Art Blooms 2019

Art will once again bloom beginning in spring as we decorate the lightpole banners in downtown Farmington! The Mineral Area Council on the Arts and the City of Farmington are pleased to be partnering on the 5th Annual Art Blooms in Farmington Downtown Banner Design contest! 80 winning designs will be chosen in this year’s competition.

Local K-12 students from public, private and homeschools in the Mineral Area are invited to enter artwork depicting this year’s theme My Favorite Things We want to see your best creation of the things or ideas that are special to you! All artwork should be an original drawing, painting or illustration to depict the theme.

Download the Art Blooms Entry Package

All entries should be submitted to the Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) office, Fine Arts Building 134 at Mineral Area College or the Farmington Library by Friday, February 1, 2019. All artwork should be submitted flat and may be mailed or hand-delivered. The winning banners will be displayed in downtown Farmington during 2019 and will include credit to the winning artist.

Here are some tips:

•Bigger is better. Large graphics will translate better to the banner than a smaller, more intricate design.
•Think bold. Strong, saturated colors will translate well.
•Consider your medium for reproduction. The artwork will be scanned into a computer to create the banner. Paints and markers may reproduce better than crayons or pencils.
•Some cropping near the edges may occur when the banners are created. Keep this in mind when you design and keep your most important images toward the center of the banner.
•All entries should include elements to represent the theme. You may choose to include the words “My Favorite Things”, but it is not necessary.
•Work should be original and shall not include copyrighted images such as branded cartoon characters.

For more information, please contact Danielle Basler, dbasler@MineralArea.edu or 573-518-2125.

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