Call to Artists

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Each chosen entry will be installed in the UnVacant Lot from November 1 – January 17 as part of the 70’s Skate Culture Installation created by Brookwood Schools’ Foundations of Innovation Class (FOI). 

Together, we will bring the art of skate culture back to its intended canvas
S  K  A T  E  B  O  A R  D  S

In an effort to reignite 70’s skate culture and bring it to our neighborhood, we are Calling All Artists to create artistic decks that will educate and inspire you to take a ride. Thirty submissions will be chosen for exhibition.

Along with this gnarly installation and in support of our local sk8board provider, The Kickstand, we want to promote safety first, and give you an opportunity to practice the basic techniques in a “safe” environment.  Skateboarding is a sport like no other.  Skateboard culture has influenced fashion, music and even the way we talk….  

Submission Categories 
70‘s Pop Culture MOVIES
70‘s Pop Culture MUSIC
70‘s Pop Culture SPORTS
70‘s Pop Culture EVENTS

Awards
A qualified jury will choose a total of 3 top winners in the following categories:
Best 70’s Pop Culture – $300
Best Board Art – $200 
Street Appeal – $100

Accepted Medium  
Paint, collage, illustration or any 2-D form of expression will be accepted. PLEASE varnish all decks before load-in to protect them from the elements—allow 48 hours for drying time.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • DEADLINE TO APPLY with concept– October 11
    1. Complete entry form (only one entry/person)
    2. Print skateboard template, draw concept, and email final concept template, along with your name and phone number to dtaylor@thomasvillearts.org by 10/11/19.
  • Jury – October 12-13
  • Acceptance Notification – October 14
  • Deck Pickup – October 15
    • 209 W. Remington Ave. 10am-4pm 
    • 229.221.1859
  • LOAD-IN for all decks-October 25
    • 209 W. Remington Ave. 10am-4pm
    • Must have label attached (you will receive it with your deck)
    • Label will include:  Artist name, 70’s Pop Culture Category, Medium, Price (30% commission supports The UnVacant Lot program) – NOTE: you may state not for sale (NFS) 
  • Opening Reception + Awards- November 1
    •  5:30-7:30pm | TCA Downtown Gallery | 209 W. Remington Ave.
  • LOAD-OUT for decks NFS or un-sold-January 21
    • 209 W. Remington Ave. 10am-4pm 
    • 229.221.1859

For questions or more information, please email dtaylor@thomasvillearts.org. To find out more about us, visit thomasvillearts.org.