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The Worker's Art Center (WAC) is based in New Bedford and the Cape and Islands of Southeastern MA. We are here to support the artistic endeavors of working people focusing on Social Justice, Labor and Civil Rights.

We are affiliated with AHA! New Bedford and hold our events at 560 Pleasant Street at the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council on the second Thursday of each month.

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Announcing the 2022 Visual Art Contest!

2022 Visual Art Contest Poster

Announcing the 2022 Visual Art Contest!

Entries shall be limited to 3 submissions per person, with 2 classes of submissions. One  for entrants under 18 and one for entrants over 18. All submissions are due by midnight on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Contest Description Rules, Deadline and Ownership of Artwork

Contest Description
The  2021 Workers Art Center poster contest  "Solidarity and what it can achieve".  

Opens 6:00 pm September 8, 2022. 

Deadline

All submissions are due by midnight on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

Prizes

Selected submissions will be on display on Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6:30-9pm during the December AHA! Night out of the Labor Council Office. We encourage participants to plan on attending the reception and be ready to talk about their artwork. 

The winning artwork(s) will be turned into thank you cards and postcards and be distributed throughout the year by the Greater Southeastern MA Labor Council and Workers Art Center. 

Submission Classes, One for entrants under 18 and one for entrants over 18.

Under 18

First Prize: $100 Image of artwork framed and displayed in Workers Art Center

Second Prize: $75 Image of artwork framed and displayed in Workers Art Center

Third Prize: $50 Image of artwork framed and displayed in Workers Art Center

 

Adult (18+)

First Prize: $300 and image of artwork will be printed on GSM Labor Council stationary for 2023

Second Prize: $200

Third Prize: $100

 

Rules

Entries shall be limited to 3 submissions per person, with 2 classes of submissions.

Posters must be on or mounted on poster board, and an aspect ratio of 5x7. For example, posters would be 15" x 21"  or 900px x 1260px. Artwork may be executed in any 2-dimensional medium (oil, acrylic, markers, pastel, collages, photography, canvas mounted on poster board, etc.) If you need help with this, please let us know.  Posters may be created or enhanced digitally, but must begin as an entirely original work of art by the participant, and be printed to the required size for submission.

Posters may be produced individually or in collaboration with other entrants.  If produced in collaboration with others, the Entry Form must include all names and required information for all participating entrants.

The Entry Form must be included with each poster and attached to the back of the poster, with the title of the poster, name of the student, their age, their school or organization, (if part of a school)  the name of their art teacher or principal, (if they have one) hometown, email address, and importantly, their personal telephone number or that of their parent or guardian.  

Note: Each Entry Form must include the signature of the entrant's parent or guardian if they are under the age of eighteen. Posters submitted without all the required information will not be eligible for the contest.

Ownership of Artwork
Ownership of the artwork submitted for the contest will remain with the artist. However, the producer reserves the right to reproduce and publish any and all artwork submitted for this contest, and publish the artist’s name, age, and school for promotional and marketing use.

Posters may be picked up following the announcement of the contest results at The Workers Art Center, 560 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740  except for the winning entries, finalists, and special award winners, which will be kept for a period of time as part of the Youth Poster Contest Exhibition Tour, and then will be returned to the entrants.

Submission Deadline:

Midnight (11:59pm) Sunday, November 27, 2022.

All artwork must be either uploaded electronically via this form or delivered to The Workers Art Center, 560 Pleasant St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Please contact us in advance so we can be there for drop off as we do not keep regular business hours.

For more information please email the Workers Art Center at workersartcenter@gmail.com

Submit your artwork digitally here: https://forms.gle/4bAWLtr3Dw3Zz7SN9

 

 

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