PedalArt 2021: Call for Artists
The PedalArt Poster show is back for its 11th year! PedalArt is a celebration of local artists and their love of cycling, featuring bicycle and active transportation themed posters designed by Iowa artists. PedalArt is also a fundraiser for the Street Collective, a nonprofit organization that champions and advocates for active transportation options that are accessible, safe, and enjoyable for everyone.
The Street Collective is currently looking for artists to participate in PedalArt 2021, which will take place at Confluence Brewery on Friday, September 24th 5-9pm.
Artists must make an original design and create 20 prints, using the print making style of their choice. Acceptable forms of print include screen printing, letterpress, relief printing, and lithography. Digital prints will be accepted but usually don't sell as well.
*If you’re new to non-digital printmaking, but are still interested in participating, please let us know in your application email. We will be hosting a series of workshops and meetups for participating artists to learn from each other and share resources.
Posters must be either 12x18 or 18x24.
July 31: Portfolio Submission Deadline
August 7: Artist Agreement Signed and Submitted
August 28: Poster Design Submitted
September 22: Printed Posters Submitted to Des Moines Bicycle Collective Shop
September 24: PedalArt Poster Show at Confluence Brewing Company
All posters will be priced at $35/print.
The artist will receive 60% of the sales from their posters sold and 40% will go to benefit the Street Collective.
Email an electronic portfolio to PedalArtDSM@gmail.com along with a few sentences about yourself and why you’re interested in participating in PedalArt 2021. If you’re new to non-digital printmaking and are interested in learning a new technique for the show, please let us know. We will be hosting a series of workshops and meetups for participating artists to learn from each other and share resources. Deadline to apply is Saturday, July 31st.
Selected artists will be announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4th.