CITY OF VERONA LOOKING FOR STUDENTS TO SUBMIT ARTWORK FOR STREET BANNER DESIGNS

City of Verona Looking for Students to Submit Artwork for Street Banner Designs
Posted on 10/30/2017
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The Verona Area Education Foundation (VAEF) is again coordinating the City Banner Art Project to recognize the unique talents of student artists while also beautifying our City. In spring of 2017, VAEF partnered with the City of Verona to create and install more than 40 street pole banners along East Verona Avenue. For 2018, we hope to engage additional students to extend the banners into downtown Verona to complement the recently completed streetscape project. Keep reading below...

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Students interested in submitting a piece of work should click here to download instructional and delivery guidelines. Submitted art may utilize any medium (photography, ceramics, fiber, paint, pencil, etc.), but should be designed to fit the banner dimensions of 20.5” by 38”. The theme will again be ‘Hometown USA’ and students should submit art reflecting things that they appreciate about the local community.

Entries are due Dec. 22 by dropping them off at the VASD Central Office (700 N. Main St.) or the Verona Public Library during regular operating hours between December 18-27th. Every effort will be made to protect student artwork, but VAEF assumes no responsibility for artwork broken or damaged during transportation.

In addition to being installed on street banners, selected student artists and their families will be invited to an awards celebration in the spring to see the printed designs and be recognized for their efforts. They will also have the opportunity at this time to purchase a copy of their banner, suitable for hanging and can also elect to have it repurposed as a tote bag. Funds raised through the sale of banners will help the Education Foundation continue supporting grant requests by district staff for unique and innovative education opportunities for our students. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $100,000 in innovation grants to district classrooms.

A walking tour will also be produced and published to highlight both the student artists and their works. This piece will be made available for visitors and residents alike, honoring student artists and sharing individual stories behind each work of art.

For more information, contact: Errin Welty, President, Verona Area Education Foundation, 608.358.1552 or erwelty@yahoo.com

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