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2018 Festival: June 22, 23 & 24, Alameda Park | Parade: Noon, Saturday June 23th, State St.

Call for Artists 
2017 Poster & T-shirt Contest

Deadline for Art Submissions 
Friday, February 24th at 5 PM 

Art Reception: 
Thursday, March 2nd, 5-8 PM,
Voice Magazine 23 E. Canon Perdido St. 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Guidelines & In Gathering Requirements:
Up to 3 images in jpeg form (72 dpi) must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by Friday, Feb. 24th at 5 PM for consideration.

Works are encouraged to support the theme: "Celebrating Unity", though all artwork submitted will be considered.Works submitted must be available to be dropped off on Monday, Feb. 27th between 9 AM - 4 PM at if selected to be part of the exhibit at the VOICE Magazine, aka CASA Magazine, 23 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.(Tentative drop off Date. To be confirmed via email after submission) Artists must also own the work and or have rights to reproduce work if it has already been sold. Selected artwork will be exhibited for the month of March with an art reception on Thursday, March 2nd.  Artists must sign a release form when delivering their artwork.All artwork must hang on the wall, no pedestal works.Artwork may not exceed 30" x 36" x 10" deep, including framing.Digital work must be printed and ready to hang, Summer Solstice will not print any artwork received electronically. Works must be wired, using eye screws or D-rings and be ready to hang. Works that are not ready to hang will not be accepted.All works shall be for sale. Summer Solstice splits a 60/40 commission with 60% to the artist. Works submitted must be suitable be part of Summer Solstice Celebration marketing materials. Summer Solstice is a family oriented event and we reserve the right to be selective about works submitted and that get into the exhibit. The public along with a panel of community members will have the opportunity to vote on the works during the 1st Thursday reception on March 2nd from 5-8 PM. After the selection process is complete, a $500 check will be awarded to the artist for work selected to represent Solstice for 2017 in t-shirts, posters and in all marketing materials. 10 t-shirts and 10 posters will be awarded to the artist, plus a write up on the Solstice website, a press release, inclusion in e-newsletter, social media and opportunity to sign posters during pre-festival events and on festival weekend if desired. 

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