Hogansville sends out call for artists

HOGANSVILLE – The Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is once again looking for artists to submit their paintings as candidates for the artwork that will grace the festival poster and other promotional materials for this year’s festival.

It’s the 19th year the festival has had an artists’ call and featured an artist’s work.

“We had a motorcycle one year (in the painting). One year we had the water tower,” said Mary Stewart, one of the festival’s main organizers.

“It just has to have a hummingbird on it,” she said. “It needs to be fun and festival-ish. It needs to be a celebration.”

The posters have become highly collectible and are cherished by festival fans throughout the Southeast. The 2016 poster was designed by artist Laura Gfelner. The design will become the visual theme for the Hummingbird Festival throughout the year. The original artwork will become the property of the Festival and will hang in City Hall with all past years’ art submissions.

Specifications:

  • Must translate to a T-shirt design well
  • Must include a hummingbird
  • Must be two-dimensional art no smaller than 8 x 10, no larger than 9 x 12; if square, no larger than 10 x 10 (to be framed if work is chosen)
  • No computer graphics, glass or reflective medium
  • No lettering or text; Art only

Send the committee your artwork by May 31, 2017. Submit to Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, 200 E. Main Street, Hogansville, GA 30230

For more information, call Stewart at 706-333-2520.