Fernie banners need your art

Banners lining the streets of Fernie will celebrate local art talent for the eighth year running.

Banners lining the streets of Fernie will celebrate local art talent for the eighth year running.

The banner project committee is looking for 36 diverse works of art to showcase on the 2011 City of Fernie banners, which are hung from signs and lamp posts in Second Avenue for one year before being moved to the highway.

Oz Parsons of The Arts Station said the project began as a collaboration with the City of Fernie.

“The City supports it by putting up front the money to make it happen, but traditionally that money has been given back to them by sponsorship by local businesses at $100 for each banner,” he said.

“This means the City wins because they get the beautiful banners; the artists get some exposure and the sponsors get a beautiful piece of art for $100.”

Project co-ordinator Pat Mackay will be setting up an anonymous adjudication committee and says it is important for the banner to have “bold colours, striking imagery that stands out from a distance, variation in themes and artistic disciplines” and “to be eye-catching to the street-level observer”.

Submissions deadline is 3 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011. Please drop off your CD with your name written on the disk before the deadline. No submissions after this date will be accepted.

• For more details visit www.theartsstation.com

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