51st annual Bluemont Fair seeks poster design

Organizers of the rescheduled 51st annual Bluemont Fair, invite artists of all ages to submit designs for consideration for this year’s unique poster. The fair will be held Sept. 18-19.

The theme is Loudoun’s home-grown fresh produce and or farmer’s markets. Artists’ interpretations can be as broad or narrow as they choose, but keep in mind that the winning design and colors will need to be suitable for replication on Bluemont Fair’s distinctive poster, which measures 14” by 22,” T-shirt, and merchandise. 

Artist’s name should be on the back of the art. Please also include contact information and a brief biography for inclusion in publicity. The selected artist’s name will be printed on the poster and his/her work acknowledged in fair publicity. Multiple entries from individual artists are permitted.

Last year’s “pollinators” T-shirt

“The fair is legendary for its use of original art produced by individuals as young as elementary school age, both amateur and professional.  Fair organizers always have a hard decision, but base their selection on how well the art captures the theme for the year.  Last year it was “pollinators” and the winning design was by a high school student.  We loved the design so much that, even though we had to cancel the fair because of the pandemic, we made it into a t-shirt and included the words, ‘I’d rather be at the Bluemont Fair-Quarantine 2020’.  We’re hoping for a full-on fair this year, though,” said Deborah Snyder. Artwork should be mailed to Bluemont Fair Poster Design Competition, P.O. Box 21, Bluemont, Virginia, 20135, and must be received by April 10. To arrange to hand deliver art please contact chair@BluemontFair.org. Individuals requesting return of their submission should also include a self-addressed, stamped mailing receptacle. For further information call 540-554-2367, or email chair@BluemontFair.org. For examples of past designs go to www.BluemontFair.org.

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