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Second Edition of Jack Miner Drive Thru Art Gallery

Second Edition of Jack Miner Drive Thru Art Gallery

After our great success with the first installment of banners, The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is excited to announce a second call for 12 new banners for the Jack Miner Drive Thru Art Gallery!

The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation invites artists and designers to submit up to three entries for the design of banners. Successful designs will be digitally printed on high-quality outdoor banners to be displayed across the Town of Kingsville.

This project is open to all ages: amateur and professional artist alike. The Drive Thru Art Gallery component is a community project designed to showcase our talented art community, draw people to the community, and celebrate the legacy of Jack Miner and his resounding impact on conservation in our community.

This is not an art contest. It is a community spirit project. The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation is a non-profit foundation that relies on the donations of its supporters for the majority of its operations, a grant from the Town of Kingsville and federal student grant programs. The Foundation also able to issue receipts for income tax purposes for donations should artists wish to donate their artwork for display to the Foundation.

The size of the artwork is reflective of the size of the banners and the desire to prevent poor reproduction of the art on the banners.

The Jack Miner Drive Thru Art Gallery aims to:

  • Add colour and creative expression to the Town’s streets and public spaces
  • Develop banner designs which reflect the legacy of Jack Miner to the Town of Kingsville and Canada
  • Reflect and inspire the community
  • Showcase artists and their original designs

Banners must reflect a positive image for the legacy of Jack Miner and the Town of Kingsville. Themes may include:

  • Jack Miner
  • Migratory waterfowl and songbirds
  • Wildlife
  • Nature

Design Considerations:

  • Each artist may submit up to three designs for consideration
  • Designs must be in full colour and colours should be full intensity, as natural light will filter through them, lightening them by several shades. Simple, bold designs are best and areas of solid colour are recommended.
  • In some areas banners will be viewed by drive-by traffic: small details and complicated designs are not effective.
  • Banners will be located throughout the Town and rotated through the year
  • No text, please and no commercial messages.

Submission Requirements:

  • Entry form (one form for up to 3 designs)
  • Portrait orientation only
  • 27” wide by 48” long original artwork in full colour* (up to 3 designs) OR digital artwork meeting these specifications: Adobe Illustrator EPS
  • Painted or hand-drawn artwork- canvas, high quality art board: a high resolution photo will have to be taken of the finished design in order to print
  • A typed paragraph or two to describe each design
  • The Artist’s signature and a typed paragraph about the artist.

* The size of the artwork is reflective of the size of the banners and the desire to prevent poor reproduction of the art on the banners if the painting is too small and has to be enlarged to banner size.

Copyright of the final designs will remain with the artist. The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation will have licence to use the copyrighted work for the purpose of displaying the banners, marketing and promotional materials and disposing of the banners as The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation sees fit, without any remuneration to the artist.

Each artist will also receive recognition in the local media and Jack Miner Museum.

Original artwork will be returned to the Artist.

Submission deadline: December 15, 2017, 12:00pm. Banners will be installed in April 2018 as part of National Wildlife Week commemorations, April 8-14, 2018.

For more information contact: The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 519.733.4034 or [email protected]