Artists will create banners with images highlighting the enjoyable aspects of Fargo living in different seasons.
According to a press release announcing the initiative, the artwork should be “vibrant,” “visually interesting” and “represent diversity, demonstrating the vibrancy of our community.” Artwork should not contain any words.
Applicants will submit a high-resolution (300 dpi) jpg, pdf or ai file of their art, along with an application form. All artwork, applications and release forms must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by the end of the day Friday, March 12.
A subcommittee will select art that is high-quality, engaging and positive and won’t promote or advertise a particular community group or business. Art must translate well to a banner measuring 18 by 32 inches, and parts of the image may be altered to accommodate the surface.
Individuals younger than 18 must have legal guardian approval to submit artwork. Legal guardians will sign an art application and release form for anyone under the age of 18.
Once a piece of artwork is selected, a graphic artist will review and work with the submitting artist to make adjustments to ensure the artwork fits on the design space.
Selected artists will be compensated with a $250 licensing fee for rights to use their image on the banner and in promotional materials.
Selections will be made by the end of the day on March 19.