Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival Art Contest

The Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival, along with Cultural Partner Associated Louisiana Artists Gallery by the Lake,  is now accepting entries for its 2014 poster contest! 

All entries must be original and conceived by the artist. No copyrighted work, in whole or part, will be accepted.  No enhanced digital images will be accepted. Only the lettering of the poster may be digitally done.  All artwork applications must include the artist’s name, address, phone number and email.

The entries must include the words “Original DownTown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival 2014”, and should have images of crawfish, Lake Charles, and SWLA themes.  All media, except photography and digital will be accepted.  Work should be no larger than 16 x 20”, unsigned, and unframed but ready to hang by using wire and screw eyes on canvas backs, and paper sheets should be mounted on foam core.  All entries will be judged by an experienced juried panel and the winner will receive an award and stipend gift.

The winning poster will be unveiled at the Press Conference in early April.  All entries will also be on display during the SWLA ArtWalk at the Gallery by the Lake for all attendees to see.   A People’s Choice Award will also be awarded. Last year, over 5000 people attended the festival.  This year, more will return and bring new guests with them.  

All ages are invited to participate. Images should represent crawfish, Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana themes, and/or the history of crawfish production and industry in Louisiana over the past 200 years. 

For more information, contact Eligha Guillory at 337-310-0083.