Union Fair calls for poster art

Jan 22, 2018
The 2017 poster art was created by Alyssa Willey of Warren.

Union — The Trustees of the Union Fair – Maine Wild Blueberry Festival have launched their annual contest to choose a design suitable for use in publicizing the 2018 summer fair.

Entries should reflect the themes of this traditional agricultural fair that include, but may not be limited to, blueberries, agriculture, fairs/carnivals, farm animals, 4-H, crafts, harness racing, etc. Posters should reflect both the aspects of a traditional agricultural fair and the Wild Blueberry Festival.

Artwork should be poster size, approximately 14-by-20 inches, and need not include lettering, dates, etc. The selected artist will be awarded a prize of $500. All rights to the selected design will become the property of the Union Fair. It is hoped that the artist will be available, but not required, to attend one or more days during fair week to be recognized and to sign posters, etc.

Medium is artist’s choice but must be in color. The selected design will be utilized in the production of posters and other media, so colors should be strong, design bold and graphic; artists should avoid elements that do not reproduce clearly such as shading.

Entries may be submitted at any time until March 31 and should be mailed to Union Fair - Matthews Museum, C/O George R. Gross, P.O. Box 582, Union, ME  04862; or dropped off at the Union Town Office on Common Road, Attn: Jay Feyler. The winner will be announced in April.

This year’s Union Fair - Maine Wild Blueberry Festival will run Saturday through Saturday, Aug. 18 through 25, at the Union Fair grounds just off Route 17. For more information, visit unionfair.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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