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The Vegas Valley Book Festival is looking for a local artist to create three original artworks as the official posters of the Vegas Valley Book Festival 2012. Artists are asked to submit qualifications to create works for the main book festival, the Vegas Valley Children’s Book Festival and the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival.
The project is open to any artist residing in Southern Nevada, but preference will be given to artists working in media that include illustration, painting, drawing, digital media or photography.
There is no entry fee for submissions. The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $1,500. The application deadline is Feb. 10.
A selection committee will review submissions. Once selected, the artist will have 60 days to complete the three official festival artworks that must be approved.
Besides serving as the official posters, the artworks will be used to create additional materials for the festival, including the cover of the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper supplement that is published as the official program of the festival. The artist will be asked to participate in several events that highlight his or her work.
Artists should send an email requesting an application form to email@example.com. Submission guidelines are available at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival is planned for Nov. 1-3. Most events will take place at the Historic Fifth Street School, downtown at 401 S. Fourth St. Many prefestival events are planned through the year at a variety of locations.
The festival is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; American Institute of Graphic Arts, Las Vegas chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; and Nevada Humanities, a festival founder.