52nd Annual Bluemont Fair Seeks Poster/T-Shirt Design

Organizers of the 52nd ANNUAL BLUEMONT FAIR, to be held September 17 & 18, 2022 in historic Western Loudoun County, VA, invite artists of all ages and abilities to submit designs or consideration for this year’s unique Poster and T-shirt. The theme is Bluemont’s Draft Horse Farming Era. These “gentle giants” were widely used to do the heavy lifting that characterized the agrarian lifestyle in Bluemont during the 18th, 19th, and into the 20th centuries, before tractors and other mechanized farm equipment replaced them. This year’s theme ties into the upcoming special exhibit at the Plaster Museum of Bluemont Heritage,Agriculture in Bluemont: 19th Thru 21st Century Farms,” which will be open to visitors during Fair weekend.

Artists’ interpretations can be as broad or narrow as they choose, but keep in mind that the winning design and colors will need to be suitable for replication on Bluemont Fair’s distinctive poster (14”x22”), T-shirt, and merchandise. All media is accepted. The request is for design only—Fair organizers will add dates and verbiage after the winning design is selected. The artist’s name should be on the back of the art. Please also include contact information and a brief biography for inclusion in publicity. The selected artist’s name will be printed on the poster and their work acknowledged in Fair publicity. Multiple entries from individual artists are permitted.

Artwork should be mailed to: Bluemont Fair Poster Design Competition, P.O. Box 217, Bluemont, Virginia, 20135 and must be received by April 20, 2022. To arrange to hand-deliver art, please contact chair@bluemontfair.org. Individuals requesting return of their submission should include a self-addressed, stamped mailing receptacle. For further information call 540-554-2367 (voice mail), or email chair@bluemontfair.org.  Examples of past designs can be found here.