Williamsburg Farmers Market Announces Poster Contest Celebrating 20th Anniversary
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., (May 3, 2021) – The Williamsburg Farmers Market board of directors seeks artwork for a poster celebrating the market’s 20th anniversary, which will be observed throughout the 2022 market season. Interested applicants are invited to submit images for consideration. The winning image will be reproduced for use as the official anniversary poster.
Artwork must be “inspired by” the colors, sights and activities at the Williamsburg Farmers Market and must be of vertical orientation suitable for use on a poster. Subject may include products sold at the market. Plein air pieces are encouraged but not required. More than one entry may be submitted, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate application form.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market will use the image on its poster and tee shirts and for other promotional purposes in celebrating the 20th anniversary. The artist retains ownership of the image for sale or other uses. No fee will be paid for the use of the image, but the winner will receive an honorarium of $250.
Applicants must send a completed application form, a digital file of their artwork, and a descriptive paragraph about the work (medium, location, when created, etc.) to the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10, 2021. The winner will be notified in mid-December. Finalists’ artwork will be displayed in the gallery of the Stryker Center, 412 North Boundary Street, in January 2022.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market meets Saturdays from 8 a. m. until noon in the parking lot located at 410 West Francis Street, adjacent to Merchants Square.
The Williamsburg Farmers Market is a non-profit 501 (C) (6) organization with the mission to sustain, foster and operate a weekly farmers market in Merchants Square for growers and producers to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products direct to consumers in the Williamsburg area. The market is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from the community and a vendor representative. The market operates with the generous support of its founding sponsors, the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Merchants Square; and additional sponsors including Colonial Farm Credit, Farm Bureau, Founders Village Apartments, Howell Creative Group, Mark Kuebler State Farm Insurance and revenue generated from market sales.