Park Pictures are three large-scale outdoor billboards (each 5 x 12 feet) in three locations along the greenway in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. They are changed approximately every six months to feature different artists. The commissioned artwork is digitally printed on vinyl banners and affixed to the aluminum panels of the sign structures. For production, the artists provide the sign vendor with a digital file. The sign vendor prints and installs the vinyl banners.
Call for submissions: Contemporary Painting in North Carolina
Every 1 1/2 years (or three billboard rotations), the Museum holds a Park Pictures competition for students from North Carolina colleges and universities. To enter, artists provide the NCMA with a digital file (see below). Three works are selected by a team of judges, including a Museum curator, and the winning artists are each paid a $500 honorarium.
The art guidelines from the sign company for the billboards are as follows:
- A quarter-size file (15 x 36 in.) at 800 DPI in JPEG or TIFF format. This will be a large file, so it will need to be provided on USB drive or sent remotely via Hightail, Dropbox, or another file-sharing service.
- If any art was completely made in Adobe Illustrator or equivalent vector art program, it may be submitted as an EPS or PDF file.
- There should not be any important details closer than 7 in. from the edges of the print, as it may be cut off at installation.
Park Pictures is part of an ongoing series of site-specific art projects, Art Has No Boundaries, commissioned by the NCMA to encourage visitors of all ages and physical abilities to actively explore the Museum Park.
Email Angela Lombardi, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Deadline March 30, 2020.