Denim, Boots & Brushes Event Postponed!
With the challenges North Carolinians are facing due to Hurricane Florence, we have decided to postpone our planned event – Denim, Boots & Brushes, which was scheduled to take place at The Fair Barn on October 12. Our “My America” contest will conclude with online voting on October 8th and prizes will be awarded based on this voting and the evaluation of an independent judge who will view all entries in person. Winners will be announced online on October 15th.
We are in the planning stages for an open house to be held in early December where all contest entries will be displayed and available for sale. We’ll update you via email but please watch our website and Facebook page for details.
In the aftermath of the hurricane, your continued support of our work to help local veterans and their families is more important than ever. We’re working hard to assist a number of local veterans through this difficult time. We sincerely appreciate your support and hope you’ll continue to vote for your favorite “My America.”
Artists 18 years and older, currently residing in North Carolina, or a member of a North Carolina artist league, council or similar member-based organization if not a NC resident.
Contest entry is free and limited to two entries per artist
Artists must agree to donate their entry to A Stroke of Patriotism
Contest entry opens on January 12, 2018 and closes on September 21, 2018
Images and artist profiles can be submitted for online voting at any time during this period
Voting and Judging
The winning entries will be determined by a combination of online voting and judge's scoring.
Online voting will start on September 24, 2018 and end on October 8, 2018. Online voting is a key element of the fundraising campaign and artists will be given the ability to easily invite family and friends to vote via email and social media. Voting will require a small donation by each voter and artists are encouraged to promote the event and their artwork.
The final event, Denim Boots and Brushes, scheduled to take place at the Fair Barn, has been postponed.
An open house is being planned for early December.
Contest entries will be offered for sale in a silent auction at this event.
We will update you via email, but watch our website and Facebook page for updates.
Any artwork that is not sold, will either be used in future A Stroke of Patriotism events or will be donated to veterans and active military to hang in their homes.
Artists may submit up to two entries that are completely original by the submitting artist.
Art should be a personal expression of “My America” and must be no larger than 36" x 48".
The following mediums are acceptable - oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, reduction printing, mixed media, fiber art and photography.
Basic editing, including color enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of photographs is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photograph. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
The simple rule is "if it is designed to hang on a wall, it can be entered."
Canvases must not be framed. All other artwork should be in clear protective sleeves.
Artists must submit an image of their entry, its title, the story behind the entry and a personal profile.
When submitting the image, please ensure that there are no surrounding images or text.
Artists must ship or deliver their entries to A Stroke of Patriotism by no later than October 8, 2018. Shipped artwork must be insured by the artist. Hardcopy of photographs must be no smaller than 8" x 10".
A Stroke of Patriotism is not responsible for damaged art.
The artist who wins the First Prize agrees to sign and number thirty prints that will be sold by A Stroke of Patriotism. The artist will receive 25% of the proceeds.
All artists grant permission to A Stroke of Patriotism to photograph and reproduce any art for publicity and fundraising purposes, including the sale of originals and prints. A Stroke of Patriotism reserves the right to refuse, remove, or reject any art. Entry of art constitutes agreement with conditions described herein.