Call to Artists: 2014 Kern County Nut Festival Art Poster
DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2014
$500 Prize - sponsored by Betty & Milt Younger
Kern County Nut Festival 2014 Art Poster
Kern County Nut Festival is calling for artists to create artwork for
the official 2013 Kern County Nut Festival Art Poster exhibition. All
art must be approved by the Visual Arts Committee of the Nut Festival
and is expected to be appropriate for a broad public audience. The
Committee is looking for works that incorporate an aspect or aspects of
the nuts produced in Kern County, which are almonds, pistachios, pecans,
and walnuts. Please note - almonds and pistachios are the top crops in
Kern. Walnuts are a minor crop. These nuts are grown and harvested
almost completely without hand labor. Production is almost completely
mechanized. The trees, especially in bloom, are quite beautiful and
would be a great subject matter. Also - food produced from nuts like
cookies, cakes, etc. is also appropriate for artwork. Please keep in
mind - this is a festival poster. Think fun, lively, festive! This is
the first year of the festival so to be selected as the first artist
will be quite an honor and we plan on informing the media about the
Festival thanks Betty & Milt Younger for their generous
contribution of $500 to First Place, $200 to Second Place, and $100 to
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014
Applications are available on the Arts Council Website www.kernarts.org. Click on the "contest" button. There is no charge for artists to apply. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
must be California residents. Artwork must be photo-reproducible
two-dimensional media, such as drawings, paintings, and photographs.
art needs to be gallery wrapped 18 x 24 (or 24 x 18) inches with a
1-1/2 inches depth or framed - no glass please, with wires for hanging.
No hooks or saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Please attach artist's
name and title to the back of each piece.
Do NOT include any words in your artwork.
The Kern County Nut Festival logo is not allowed for use in the poster.
works of up to 25 finalists will be displayed during the Kern County
Nut Festival. All artwork must be gallery wrapped and ready to hang. All
artworks will be offered for sale and the Kern County Museum will
receive a commission of 50%.
The works will be judged and the winning piece will be photo-reproduced
as the official 2014 art poster to be sold as a limited edition print
of 500 to benefit the Kern County Museum.
The winning artist will receive $500, byline recognition, and 5
posters. Second Place will receive a cash prize of $200, Third Place
will receive $100.
The finalists' pieces will be hung during the 2014 Nut Festival on June
7th at the Kern County Museum. The festival is expected to draw upwards
of 5,000 people and the artworks will be for sale, at a price
determined by the artist
Project Schedule (subject to change)
Deadline - April 30, 2014
Notifications of Finalists - May 2014
Delivery of original works to the Arts Council of Kern - week of May 19, 2014
Visual Arts Committee Meeting #2 (Select Winner) - week of May 19, 2014
Exhibition - June 7, 2014
How to Apply
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials include:
Resume, not to exceed three pages, please include name address, email, and phone number.
Artist statement about your proposed work, not to exceed 100 words
1 image (.jpg) of your proposed artwork, not to exceed 800 kb
In the "subject" line of your email application, please type: "Nut Fest Poster Contest"
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org - you will receive a
confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, call
David Gordon at 661-324-9000.
Artwork to be Dropped off at:
The Arts Council of Kern Office
1330 Truxtun Ave. Suite B
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
Please call David Gordon to make an appointment to drop-off outside of business hours.
There is no application fee.
For questions please contact:
David Gordon: email@example.com
committee reserves the right to not accept any applications, to not
accept any artist and to initiate an alternate selection process.
owner of the copyright of the winning artwork, whether that is the
artist, or other person or entity to whom copyright is conveyed,
unconditionally gives the Kern County Nut Festival
the right to use a partial or complete facsimile or reproduction of the
winning work in perpetuity for the benefit of the Kern County Nut
Festival, including, but not limited to its use in posters, postcards,
promotional materials, etc.
Kern County Museum Foundation
3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-8400 phone