The City of Charleston is looking for entries for a poster image of Official Lowcountry Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
2010 to 2015 marks the Sesquicentennial of a historic series of events in our nation’s history which altogether encompasses what we know as The Civil War. There is no joy to be found in a war that caused the deaths of over 620,000 American soldiers, sailors and marines from the North and the South – who lived, fought and died for that which they believed. However, there is much we can learn from them and from that extraordinary conflict, as the lessons of history are meant to be examined, understood, and applied. It is important to know that the Sesquicentennial is not a celebration but an observance.
All artists born in South Carolina or currently residing in the state are invited to submit artwork for consideration as the poster image for the Official Lowcountry Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Only original artwork submitted by the artist or the artist’s representative will be accepted – limited to two (2) entries per artist. Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in any City of Charleston program. Two-dimensional artwork only – size must not exceed 36″ x 36″. Submit actual artwork, no slides accepted. Completed entry form (on bottom of page) must be attached to the backof the artwork.
A panel of arts professionals and historians will choose the official poster image for the 2011 Official Lowcountry Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Only submissions which meet the stated guidelines will be considered. Selection Panel includes: Harriet Green, South Carolina Arts Commission; Angela Mack, Gibbes Museum of Art; Robert Rosen, Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee; Dale Rosengarten, Historian; Mark Sloan, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Dr. Michael S. Kogan, The Brand Foundation; and others. Ex-Officio Members - Ellen Dressler Moryl, Director, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs; Vanessa Turner-Maybank, City of Charleston Tourism Department Director & Clerk of Council.
Recognition as the poster artist for the 2011 Official Lowcountry Observance of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Winning image will be re-produced on the cover of the Sesquicentennial commemorative program; 5,000 to 10,000 souvenir posters; other merchandise such as t-shirts, etc. Winning artist receives 100 posters, 10 commemorative programs. Purchase Award: $1,000 will be presented to the selected artist. The City of Charleston and the Fort Sumter/Fort Moultrie Historical Trust will retain possession and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproduction and photographic rights, with credit for the artwork being given to the artist in all accompanying materials.
POSTER COMPETITION TIME-LINE
Drop-off: Friday morning, February 18, 2011. Entries must be hand-delivered to the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street between 11am-12pm. Pick-up: Friday afternoon, February 18, 2011. Submitted artwork must be picked-up between 4pm-5pm. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will not be held responsible for works not picked-up at this time. Notification: Selected artist will be notified by telephone no later than Monday, February 21, 2011. Questions? Call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at 843/724-7305 and download this prospectus from (www.charlestonarts.sc).