2024 Art in the Door call is open

by Jessica Stolen
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Door County Arts is looking for artists

Hey Midwestern artists! You could be one of four winners in the annual Art in the Door 2024 contest and win $2,000, plus have your work featured in Destination Door County’s marketing throughout the year. Check out all of the details and learn how to enter.

Destination Door County is looking for 2D artwork submissions based on the selected feelings below that Door County, Wisconsin, inspires. Pieces submitted should capture the essence of the word as illustrated by the landscape, people, and overall ambiance of the destination.

Prompt words (choose one to inspire your submission): 

Thrill

A sudden and intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, or pleasure.

Tranquil  

Free from the agitation of mind or spirit.

Charmed

To please, soothe, or delight by compelling attraction.

Enchanted 

Made to feel delightfully pleased or charmed.
 

Awe 

Wonder that is inspired by the sacred or sublime.

Application Requirements

COMPETITION GUIDELINES:

Digital portfolio of 5-7 representative works required. All portfolio works must be dated 2017 or later. 

One of these 5-7 pieces will be noted in the file name as the artist’s single “Entry Piece.” The entry piece MUST be clearly stated as such. **they will have to disqualify art if they do not clearly understand which is your entry piece for the competition.

An artist statement (max 500 words) and a short statement about the piece and its relevance to the call (max 200 words) will be required.

Submissions to be considered by the jury must be original, ready to hang (no metal frames), 2D, vertical (portrait format) or square with a minimum dimension of 8”x10”. Finished canvas edges are acceptable. 

Digital portfolios will be evaluated by a jury.

The jury will use the following criteria:

Artistic excellence and workmanship

Appropriateness of theme

Appropriateness for intended use on marketing materials

The winning artworks, including the frame, title and copyright, will become the property of Destination Door County.

COMPETITION TIMELINE:

March 5 to April 22, 2024 • Call for artwork is open

April 22, 2024, 11:59 PM CST • Digital artwork submission and application due 

May 16, 2024 • Finalists notified

May 22 – June 5, 2024 • Public voting period on DoorCounty.com/artinthedoor 

June 12, 2024 • Announcement of the winners on Destination Door County’s Instagram

June 26, 2024 • Winning framed, original artworks due to Destination Door County 

Eligibility Criteria

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS:

Artists must reside in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, or South Dakota. 

Artists must be ages 15+.

Accepted mediums include watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, and multimedia.

Original artwork only, no prints or editions.

Original artwork must have a minimum size of 8″x10” and be in either a vertical (portrait) or square format.

The subject of the artwork must visually adhere to one of the Feelings of Door County, Wisconsin, stated in the summary above.

The initial digital submission must provide a clear indication of the final artwork.

Learn more and apply by visiting: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=13236

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