July 18 2014
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is now accepting applications for our 2016 poster artist. We select artists based on their body of work and then commission a painting especially for the festival.
To apply, artists should send 3 small samples of their work (colored photocopies are fine, notecards are good), their resume and a letter of interest to the festival office at PO Box 1784, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Florals, tulips, and landscapes are all good ideas to show us. After receiving all applications, a committee will review the submissions and select 3 to 5 finalists. The finalists will be invited to come in person to the committee and share their ideas for the 2016 poster.
Once all the finalist interviews are completed, the 2016 artist will be selected. The festival pays $2,000 for the original art piece; the artist gives up all rights to the piece and cannot reproduce it. The artwork will be used for the festival poster, the official brochure, notecards, wine labels, coffee labels, magnets, etc.
For more information on the process, contact our office at (360) 428-5959.