Submit your artwork to be printed on vinyl and installed on utility boxes in Norfolk’s Ward 3

Norfolk Arts is seeking original artwork created by area artists to print on vinyl wrap that will be installed on traffic signal and utility boxes in Norfolk’s Ward 3. The intent of the project is to beautify the neighborhood, bringing art to otherwise utilitarian surfaces and to provide local artists an opportunity to develop public art experience. Local artists, students, and artists of color are especially encouraged to apply. The opportunity is open to artists working in all mediums so long as the final artwork can be successfully translated to a digital file for print to be converted to vinyl wrap.

The artwork should be appropriate for display on a utility box and for the viewing public. Artists are encouraged to steer away from common iconography that is already heavily used in the city.

Read the full prospectus and see utility box examples here

You may:
Submit up to 4 JPEG images that will translate to digital files for print on vinyl. File dimensions should be 2050 pixels on the longest side, 72 ppi – 300 ppi, maximum 5MB per file.

You must submit the following in a PDF format:
A (1) page Letter of Interest
An up to (2) page Resume
An image list with title, date, size, media, year, work was completed and short descriptions describing your images.
Note: You can easily resize images online for free with Image Optimizer: Click “choose file” to upload image, select “normal”, input max width “2050”, max height “2050”, download resized image.

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