Pablo Picasso declared, “Action is the foundational key to all success.” But what inspires artists to take action? What moves them to pick up a pencil, brush, or piece of chalk and exercise their creativity? We’re asking local artists to explore this idea in our annual juried Chalk & Cheers chalk art competition and fall festival Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Skye Canyon Park. This year’s theme is “Inspire-Be-Inspired.” Artists will interpret the concepts of creativity, vision, and the power of imagination at this year’s event.
Registration for artists is free but limited to the first 45 registrants. Registration runs July 15 through September 15 at https://bit.ly/2Kp0yPD. With multiple cash prizes up for grabs, artists are encouraged to register early!
Artists will compete in three categories, high school student, amateur and professional for cash prizes as follows: $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. New this year is a $100 prize for the Best 3D piece and another $100 prize for the Best Use of Color. As in previous years, attendees will vote on the People’s Choice Winner, a $300 cash award.
Artists will be assigned a work area; check-in is 8 a.m., and work must be completed by 5 p.m. Artists must bring their supplies. The jury will review artwork starting at 5 p.m., and winners will be announced at 5:35 p.m.
Skye Canyon is also offering up to 30 free 10 x 10 booths at the vendor village where local artists can showcase and sell their work, at no cost. This opportunity is open to artists in a variety of mediums that include but are not limited to paint, sketch, pottery, jewelry, boutique, pencil/charcoals, sculpture, photography, woodwork, among others. The deadline for consideration is September 15. Those interested can apply for a booth a https://forms.gle/rwCtAXxWLL9xYu1Z6
For more information, visit www.skyecanyon.com/call-to-artists