Visionary Awards Call for Artists
In anticipation of our Fourth Annual Visionary Awards, to be awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special autumnal beer for us, the Visionary Brew. But there’s a little problem. We don’t have a label. To remedy the situation, we’re calling on all artists to submit original pieces of previously unpublished artwork suitable for public consumption (no porn, no violence, no profanity) to appear on every bottle of Visionary Brew. Artists, keep in mind that Rahr’s logo and the Visionary Awards’ logo (the Egyptian eye with the “FW,” seen above) also will appear on the label and will be added by Rahr during the final stages of production –– you do not need to incorporate the logos into your design. You may enter as many original previously unpublished pieces as desired, and we eagerly encourage previous entries. Submitting is free, and submissions may be made by e-mailing a PDF of your original previously unpublished artwork to Weekly Associate Editor Anthony Mariani at firstname.lastname@example.org or delivering your materials by hand to the Weekly offices (3311 Hamilton Ave., 76107.) (All original materials will be cared for until picked up.) Any two-dimensional medium is acceptable, and, artists, understand that your entry will be reduced to the size of a beer-bottle label. Don’t paint a mural on the side of our office building and expect us to be amused. Deadline for submissions is midnight, Friday, March 14, 2014. Five finalists will be chosen by a committee of local curators, gallery owners, professional artists, educators, critics, and Rahr staffers, and the winning design will be chosen by Rahr founder and chairman Fritz Rahr at the Visionary Awards party on Thursday, March 27, at Artspace 111 (111 Hampton St., downtown, 817-692-3228). The winner will be invited to participate in the brewing process, and the Visionary Brew with its freshly elected label will be unveiled at a party during the week of Fall Gallery Night. Details to come. Questions? Contact Anthony at email@example.com.