ArtPop Triad – Call for Artists

ArtPop Street Gallery (ArtPop), the popular public art competition which debuted in 2014, is back to shine the spotlight on the talented local artists in the Piedmont Triad by showcasing their work on Lamar Advertising of Greensboro and Adam Outdoor Advertising of Winston-Salem billboards throughout the region. In 2020, six artists’ works (five adult artists and one graduating high-school senior artist) will be featured on billboards circulating throughout the region for one year.  Visit to see ArtPop winners across the country.

Call Dates


Opens: May 15, 2020

Deadline:  June 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Notification of selected artists: Week of June 29, 2020

Billboard Installation: July 2020-2021

There are no guarantees on billboard locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time. Billboards will rotate upon available locations in the market.


To be eligible for submission artists must be a resident of Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Stokes, Davidson, Surry, Davie, Yadkin, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham or Caswell County.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

Artists must have an active website or site in which they are selling art.

All works submitted must be original works of art (no reproductions of copyrighted or other material will be accepted).

*One of the placements is reserved for a graduating high school student/artist who plans to attend college in an artistic field.  Senior High School Student does not have to be 18 or have an active artist website.

Previous ArtPop winners may submit after a waiting a period of 3 years.

Submission Criteria

Artists are limited to one artwork submission.

Two-dimensional art and photographs of three-dimensional art are acceptable and must fit the strict artwork requirement measurements for billboard (see below).  

All art is subject to approval, and no offensive or slanderous work will be accepted.

Artist must provide production work and know that if the work is not already to scale the billboard companies have the rights to manipulate the image to comply with production specifications. Artwork that does not meet the specification requirements will not be accepted.*

Artwork Requirements

DimensionsWide Board

Document Size: 24.333” w x 6.333” h

Billboard Size: 48’ w x 14’ h

File Requirements

Format: .jpg

Resolution: 300 dpi

Color Space: CMYK

File format tutorial video


How to Apply
  1. Download Information Sheet
    Download and complete the information sheet

  2. Email submission to by 12pm on
    June 15, include the following:

a. Completed Information Sheet

b.Cloud based link such as Dropbox that includes the artwork for submission.  Submitted artwork must meet the requirement or will not be accepted

If you have any questions please contact:

Jordan Medley

336. 546.6195

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251 North Spruce St, Winston-Salem NC 27101


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