CONGRATS TO 2022 WINNER Kathleen Staton-Neubauer
My name is Kathleen Staton-Neubauer. I have been an artist my whole life! My parents always used to tell me when I was a little girl, I never was interested in the presents I got, I just wanted to draw on the box the gift came in. Whether I was working on the cover of the McKinley Caller in grade school, the Album at Adams, studying Visual Communications Design at Purdue or illustrating now, I have always been drawing.
I have such a nostalgic love for everything South Bend and have lived here most of my life. My inspiration for the poster was to combine downtown fixtures with Art Beat attractions in a colorful garden using my favorite medium, oil pastels. Gardening is my artistic outlet in the spring and summer, which I learned from my late mother. This poster is dedicated to her.
ART BEAT 2022 POSTER DESIGN CONTEST DETAILS
Art Beat is a one day celebration of the performing, visual, and culinary arts, located right in the heart of downtown South Bend. Each year, a new commemorative poster is designed for this event, and that design is featured on all of the event’s marketing materials – posters, flyers, t-shirts, programs, billboards, etc.
This year, a design contest is being held for the commemorative poster. The winner will receive $250 and more importantly, their name will appear on all of the marketing materials mentioned above. This is a great way to gain recognition and attention. Plus – how exciting would it be to see your artwork up on a billboard or on t-shirts?
The contest is open to artists of any age – students through adult – and any skill level. This includes Art Beat artists, and Art Beat Committee members – as the Art Beat Committee is comprised of many Art Beat artists, and their volunteer work for this event does not prohibit them from taking part in all opportunities available to other local artists.
Entries must contain original artwork.
The artwork needs to be created in a vertical design, in the following size: 18″ x 24″.
Entries should not contain any words, dates, etc. (including the words “Art Beat”). This content is added by our designer later.
Entries can be submitted electronically (preferred) or original artwork can be dropped off to the DTSB offices (217 S. Michigan St., in the same building as The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery). Original artwork can be picked up once the judging is completed.
Entries which do not meet this criteria will be sent back with an invitation to resubmit work which does fit the criteria and can be delivered by the deadline.
HOW TO ENTER
Fill out the form below, and attach up to 3 designs for consideration. The deadline for submissions is May 9.
We are seeking a design capturing the spirit of this annual event, and celebrates the various forms of the arts.
Past commemorative posters are included below for reference. Many have featured a representation of visual, culinary, and performance arts in their design. You are welcome to do that, but it is not a requirement. When referencing past posters below, please keep in mind Art Beat details such as website and date should NOT be a part of the design. These were added later by a graphic designer.
The deadline for submissions is May 9. The winner will be selected by a committee comprised of all Art Beat committee members, DTSB staff and volunteers and announced on or before June 1. All entries will be judged using the same criteria: creativity, composition, theme, technique, and adherence to the rules. Please keep all entry guidelines in mind when creating your artwork.
Email any questions, concerns, or suggestions to ArtBeatDTSB@gmail.com.
Those making submissions agree that Art Beat/Downtown South Bend retains all copyrights of the materials submitted. By submitting to the contest, the designer agrees to grant Art Beat/Downtown South Bend the right to publish, reproduce, diffuse, and communicate to the public in any form and platform, including digital, all or part of the design.
PAST COMMEMORATIVE POSTERS: