Arts Council Issues Call for Artists to Participate in ArtPop
Applications due by May 28
Winston-Salem, NC (April 22, 2019) -- The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has issued a call for artists in eight Piedmont counties to participate in ArtPop, which showcases artwork on Lamar Outdoor Advertising billboards throughout the region. Works by five selected artists will be featured on billboards circulating throughout the region during the 2019 calendar year.
“This is the third ArtPop collaborative between the billboard industry and our Arts Council,” said Randy Eaddy, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. “The first was in 2016, and each has created a lot of conversation among motorists and others in our area. We welcome an opportunity to again feature the work of five regional artists and raise their profiles in such a creative way.”
Applicants (other than high school students) must be at least 18 years of age; live in Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Stokes, Davidson, Surry, Davie, Yadkin, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham, or Caswell County; and have an active website or location at which their art is sold. High school seniors who reside in one of the listed counties and who will be attending college for visual art may also apply without meeting the other criteria.
All works submitted for the ArtPop competition must be original works of art and fit a prescribed billboard format. No reproductions of copyrighted or other material will be accepted.
Area artists who wish to enter the ArtPop competition should visit www.intothearts.org/artpop to apply. There is a $25 entry fee. Multiple entries may be submitted, but only one entry per person will be accepted. Selected artists will be announced on June 28.
There are no guarantees on billboard locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time. Billboard locations will rotate, and the length of display in any one place will vary depending upon availability in the market.
ArtPop Street Gallery was founded in 2015. “Artist + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPOP” Street Gallery, which promotes local artists’ original works through the use of donated outdoor advertising space. For more information on ArtPop Triad, visit www.intothearts.org/artpop. See all of the ArtPop winners across the country by visiting www.ArtPopStreetGallery.com.
Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts & Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.
For additional information, please contact
Director of Community Engagement& Communications
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Cell 352. 406. 5108