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Chalk Art Competition - Meridian Art Week 2019

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Generations Plaza

804 North Main Street

Meridian, ID 83642

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The Meridian Arts Commission (MAC) seeks entrants to compete in our annual Art Week Chalk Art Competition. Entrants will be challenged to complete a chalk drawing in a space roughly 3 feet by 3 feet on the sidewalk near Generations Plaza and City Hall in Downtown Meridian. The theme for this year’s competition is Generations of Meridian. Artists may interpret this in many ways, but they should be able to provide a rationale for how their completed work embodies the theme, and it should be apparent to passersby.


The Chalk Art Competition will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019. There are five categories of artists, with the following start times:

  • Professional Artist (adult): 9:00 am start, 11:30 am finish

  • High School Team: 9:30 am start, 11:30 am finish

  • Adult: 10:00 am start, 12:30 pm finish

  • Family: 10:00 am start, 12:30 pm finish

  • Youth: 10:00 am start, 12:30 pm finish

Professional artists and high school teams, please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in. All other entrants may check in anytime between the start and finish times. Jurors will assess the completed work at each finish time and awards will be announced 30 minutes after the finish time. All artists are welcome to bring their own supplies, but MAC will provide chalk that the entrants may use. Professional artists may use up to four sidewalk squares; all other entrants may use one square.


ELIGIBILITY:
This call is open to applicants regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or disability. High school teams should consist of two to six high school students from within the West Ada School District or another high school within the Meridian city limits (private, charter, etc.). All team members must be high school students. All youth artists must be registered by their parent or guardian.


DEADLINE:
Adult, Family, and Youth artists can register the day of the event. Professional artists and high school teams must be registered by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.


AWARDS:
Best of Youth (individual or team): $25; Best of Family: $75; Best of High School Team: $100 to their school art program; Best Amateur Adult: $100; Best Professional Adult: $200.

CONTACT:
mac@meridiancity.org
Meridian Arts Commission
33 E. Broadway Avenue, #104
Meridian, ID 83642
208-489-0399

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