Organizers of the 53rd ANNUAL BLUEMONT FAIR, September 16 & 17, 2023 in historic Western Loudoun County, VA, invite artists of all ages and abilities to submit designs for consideration for this year’s unique Poster and T-shirt. The theme for 2023 is The Blue Ridge Mountains and Bluemont’s Pastoral Views. Artists are urged to be inspired by details that relate to the scenery around the village (such as fields, streams, stone walls, grazing cattle) as well as the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are currently threatened by unchecked commercial and residential development permitted by zoning ordinances last updated in 1993. Zoning changes in 2023 are imperative to protect this vital natural resource and the life it supports.
Artists’ interpretations can be as broad or narrow as they choose, however design and colors should be suitable for replication on Bluemont Fair’s distinctive poster (14”x22”), T-shirt, and merchandise. The request is for design only, as an illustration or graphic. Details will be added after the winning design is selected. Past designs can be viewed at www.bluemontfair.org Artists’ 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 per artist permitted.
Artwork should be mailed to: Bluemont Fair Poster Design Competition, P.O. Box 217, Bluemont, Virginia, 20135 and must be received by April 21, 2023. To arrange to hand-deliver art please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Individuals requesting return of their submission should also include a self-addressed, stamped mailing receptacle. For further information call 540-554-2367 (vm), or email email@example.com See www.bluemontfair.org for more info.