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LPCA Green Market Wednesdays Farmers’ Market Art contest

April 18, 2012
Lake Placid News

LAKE?PLACID?- The Ausable Valley Grange, in cooperation with the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, has announced an art contest to design the Lake Placid Farmers' Market logo.

The winning entry will receive a prize of $500. Contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 523-2512 or visit online to download a prospectus at

Green Market Wednesdays, Lake Farmers' Market will run from June 13 through Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LPCA.

Six hundred dollars in prizes will be given away with $500 going to the winning artist.

The contest is open to all artists of any age. The winning design will reflect the values of a farmers' market such as: Fresh produce, local food, healthy farms or animals, a bucolic environment, or a community happily engaged around food. But awards will not be limited to designs of those items alone; creativity will be emphasized in any winning categories. All entries must be of two-dimensional design suitably prepared for hanging. Designs do not necessary need to be square but entries must not exceed an overall space of 18 inches by 18 inches.

The winning designs must be able to be enlarged for signage without distortion or be reduced to a logo size cleanly without image loss. All entries must also include a mockup of a 3.5-inch-by-8.5-inch rack card with the design, in logo form, clearly visible in the mockup.

Work should be delivered to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive in Lake Placid on June 7, 8 and 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. and must be accompanied by a $5 non-refundable entry fee. Students 18 and under may submit an entry at no charge. No more than two entries per artist.

Following the contest, all entries need to be picked up at LPCA from June 28, 29, 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Jurors will determine approximately $600 in cash or gifts in three categories: One grand prize award, one runner up award, and two student participant honorariums will be awarded. A prospectus and entry form can be picked up at the LPCA during their normal business hours or it can be downloaded from the Gallery section of the website.

The Ausable Valley Grange organizer and sponsor of the Lake Placid Farmers' Market will appoint a Jury and be responsible for winner's selection and distribution of prizes. An awards ceremony will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 at the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery.

This is an event of the Ausable Valley Grange, for additional information contact the LPCA at 523-2512 or Sam Hendren or the Ausable Valley Grange 518-524-7247.



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