Bee Artsy for ArtWalk

A design contest to show your skills!

We are pleased to be partnering with local screen-printer Bee’s Knees Print Studio for this amazing project.

For the next 6 weeks, from Friday, July 15, 2022 – Friday, August 26, 2022, artists can submit designs to be entered into our t-shirt and tote bag printing contest!

You and the rest of our amazing audience will vote on the entries to decide on two (2) winning designs! We will printing them on t-shirts and totes which will be sold at ArtWalk Santa Fe events. The earnings from those sales will directly benefit ArtWalk Santa Fe’s ability to continue to provide free vending and networking opportunities for up-and-coming artists in New Mexico!

See the rules below.

The two (2) winning artists will each be awarded a $250 stipend!!

Additionally, the winning artists will be invited to observe and participate in parts of the screen-printing process at Bee’s Knees Print Studio. This will include time with local screen-printer Brendan learning about how the artwork is adapted to the screen printing medium, how the colors are separated into separate screens, and how the screens are used. You might even try your hand at printing your design! This is invaluable insight into a new medium and a lesson in how to create the best designs for screen-printing purposes.

Please review the below specifications CAREFULLY before submitting your application!

Art that doesn’t meet the required parameters will be disqualified from the contest.


**** THE RULES ****


DESIGN BRIEF:
The art can be anything, using any medium, in any style. It MUST INCLUDE “ArtWalk Santa Fe” in writing somewhere, visibly & legibly incorporated in the piece

You are welcome to repurpose a finished piece of art or make a new piece of art, but both options must meet the above and below specifications.

The winning designs will be converted to a screen printed image on either a shirt or tote bag, which may require moderate adjustment to the final visual appearance of the artwork, particularly if it is being converted from another medium (such as a painting) – that’s part of the creative process!

***The contest ends on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:59pm***


SIZE REQUIREMENTS:
Design must fit within a 10″ wide x12″ wide area (but does not necessarily have to be rectangular in shape) and be submitted digitally at greater than 300 dpi. Please upload a PDF, PNG, PSD, or AI file.


COLOR REQUIREMENTS:
There is a limit of 5 colors TOTAL in your design.

This is due to the limited number of screens we can create to bring your design to life. Too many complicated gradients won’t be able to translate well into print.

*** It is strongly recommended that you use spot colors, which are solid colors that have no gradients or hues. A solid red circle is an example of a spot color. If you were to blend that with blue to make a new purple circle, use one solid purple instead of using the many gradients of purple that blue and red can make.

** If this confusing, send us your design in an email and we can give you some feedback!


TIMELINE:

  • The contest runs from Friday, July 15 – Friday, August 26, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Public voting will take place from Monday, August 29 – Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Winning designs will be launched at Oktoberfiesta ArtWalk @ Santa Fe Brewing Company HQ

Deadline to submit your design is Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:59pm.


FOR THE WINNERS:

  • $250 stipend for each of the 2 winning artists
  • First-hand experience printing your design with Bees Knees Print Studio
  • Exposure at all ArtWalk Santa Fe events, on our website, and across our social media platforms

This is a great opportunity to show us your style!


Thanks for your interest and effort, we can’t wait to see what you create! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: artwalksantafe@gmail.com

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