The 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom
Save the Dates: July 11 – 13, 2014
Visitors to Bainbridge in Bloom may chose what suits their interests and energy throughout the weekend – be it bike, bus or driving passes to the gardens, tickets for the Evening in Bloom Gala Auction.
The 26th annual tour is a production of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. All proceeds benefit Arts & Humanities programs and the individual artists who have generously donated their work and talent.
Call to Artists for
the 2014 Poster Art Competition
Submission Deadline: 5 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The artist’s work of art will serve as the image of the 26th annual Garden Tour, as well as the Evening in Bloom Gala Auction. Taking place on July 11 – 13, 2014, the event filled weekend is the Arts & Humanities Council’s most important annual fundraiser, reaching national audience through print and online promotion.
While the artwork will be used to promote the Garden Tour, submissions need not be limited to traditional, literal representations. We are looking for artwork inspired by outdoor spaces – gardens, flowers, plants, landscapes and seascapes. Photographs, figurative work, along with creativity in color and abstraction are all welcome.
This call is open to artists from any geographic location. The artist will retain ownership of the original artwork, but the Arts & Humanities Council retains the right to use portions or the entirety of the artwork image for all current and future marketing purposes.
Recognition and Benefits
The chosen artist will receive the following recognition and benefits:
- A press release announcing the selection of the artist and the work.
- Attribution for the artist on the Arts & Humanities Council website; Bloom posters, flyers, and event press releases; Evening in Bloom Gala Auction invitations; and other marketing opportunities that arise.
- A live link to the artist’s website included on our website and in any other promotional materials distributed in electronic format.
- Two complimentary tickets to Evening in Bloom, Saturday, July 12, 2014; estimated value $250.
- Four complimentary tickets to the two-day general admission Garden Tour; estimated value $120.
- Option to donate artwork to the benefit auction with a negotiated amount of proceeds to go to the artist.
Artists may submit digital images for up to 10 pieces of artwork electronically or on disc that is mailed or delivered to us. Artwork must be in JPEG format and include name, title, medium, and dimensions.
In addition to the digital images, include in Word or PDF format:
- A short cover letter with your contact information
- A brief bio or resume
- An inventory list with your name, work titles, medium, dimensions
Deliver or mail submissions to:
The Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council
Attn: Bainbridge in Bloom 2014 Artwork
221 Winslow Way W, Suite 201
Bainbridge island, WA 98110
Discs will not be returned.
Or submit electronically:
Please do not email image files.
Instead, email KathyH@BainbridgeArtsHumanities.org for online Dropbox location and instructions.
Deadline: 5 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Early submission encouraged
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.842.7901
9 am to 5 pm, M-F
2013 Poster art
Carrie Schmitt’s “How Peace Feels” was chosen among many art submissions to represent Bainbridge in Bloom. Her work has been displayed throughout the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. She enjoys teaching art classes for people with Alzheimers and sharing her enjoyment of intuitive painting with them. To learn more about Carrie’s work visit www.carrieschmittdesign.com
Thank you, Carrie, for sharing your work with the Arts & Humanities Council and with the community. And thanks to all who submitted images for the 2013 Bainbridge in Bloom poster art competition.
Why Bainbridge in Bloom?
Summer brings visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour for an assortment of reasons. Some love getting an insider’s view of the exquisite, sometimes hidden spaces that make Bainbridge such a gem. Others are passionate gardeners who seek ideas and inspiration for planting and design. Still others grab a friend and make the trip to experience the joy and fun of a reliably high-caliber garden tour on a gorgeous July afternoon.
What not all patrons realize is that Bainbridge in Bloom is also the nonprofit Arts & Humanities Council’s most important annual fundraiser. We use proceeds from the garden tour and from the Evening in Bloom dinner/auction for an array of purposes throughout the year:
- To engage young people in a full range of quality arts and humanities programs
- To provide professional development, support, and recognition for members of our cultural community
- To engage people beyond the island in the creative mélange that is Bainbridge
To stay apprised of all things Bloom, including the 2013 tour, email email@example.com and we’ll add you to our mailing list.