Call For Artists Issued for Galveston Historical Foundation’s 41st Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour to close by 1:00 p.m. on February 17, 2015.
Galveston Island, Texas, January 13, 2015 – Celebrating the island’s rich architectural heritage, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour welcomes guests into privately-owned, island homes the first two weekends of May. For the 41st anniversary, Galveston Historical Foundation is releasing a call for artists for commission of its 2015 homes tour print. The selected artist will be tasked with capturing the style and breadth of homes featured on the 2015 tour. Applications close at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 and submissions can be mailed or delivered to Will Wright, Galveston Historical Foundation’s Director of Communications and Special Events, at 502 20th Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550. Email submissions are also allowed at email@example.com.
“This is an opportunity to give special artistic life to Galveston’s dramatic architecture,” states Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of Galveston Historical Foundation. “The homes tour images become a part of many art collections and remain a visual reminder of the exceptional story we tell on the island.”
The call for artists will, initially, look at overall artistic style. For the first round of applicants, only portfolio pieces and examples of artist’s work and style are requested. No final submissions will be accepted at this time. The selection committee will then choose an artist for commission of this year’s print based on selected homes for this year’s tour. Any medium is welcomed. The selection committee will be looking for pieces that showcase the artist’s ability to incorporate multiple styles of architecture and themes into an overall piece.
The selected artist will be compensated for his final work and featured in a limited edition Giclee print, available for purchase both weekends of the tour, as well as on other retail items and in advertising and marketing of the tour. The final piece will be owned by Galveston Historical Foundation and GHF will retain all rights to use of the art.
For more information, please contact Will Wright, Director of Communications and Special Events, at 409-765-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galveston Historical Foundation preserves and revitalizes the architectural, cultural and maritime heritage of Galveston Island. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non profit charitable corporation.