NCMA Park Pictures Project Open to College Students for Submissions
The North Carolina Museum of Art invites college students to submit original ideas for our special, juried Park Pictures billboard project. Within NCMA’s vast 164-acre park, full of walking trails and sculptures, are three billboards that rotate semi-annually with images from professional artists. In conjunction with the El Anatsui exhibition, we will jury works from college artists for these billboards. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012 and while there will be only three projects chosen, all works will be published through http://ncmaparkpictures.tumblr.com.
Park Pictures consist of large-scale outdoor billboards, each measuring 5×12 feet. They are located at three different locations along the walking trails. The works are digitally printed on vinyl banner and affixed to the aluminum panels of the sign structures.
Current college students who attended college Fall 2011 and incoming freshmen are allowed one submission. Artists may submit digital entries to the North Carolina Museum of Art at http://ncmaparkpictures.tumblr.com by February 1, 2012. There is no entry fee.
- You will be invited to be honored during a weekend of festivities at the Museum during the weekend of April 20th. Friday, April 20th is College Night and Saturday, April 21st is the Family Fun Saturday.
- College night is a high-energy event with performance art, spoken word, dancing, DJs, music and food. Last year we hosted approximately 600 students from the area. Winners will be invited to this event to mingle, celebrate and be announced at a brief ceremony.
- You will be awarded a $500 honorarium
February 1, 2012: Deadline for submissions
February 10, 2012 (approximately): Results will be posted on the blog
April 1, 2012: Billboards mounted in NCMA Park
April 20th: College Night
April 21st: Family Fun Saturday Walking Tours
For additional questions contact:
Michelle H. Harrell
Coordinator of Teen / College Programs mHarrell@ncartmuseum.org (919) 664-6853
Assistant Coordinator of Teen / College Programs firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 664-6782