PedalArt 2020:  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 30 bicycle 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 2020, which will take place at Confluence Brewery on Friday May 8th 5-9pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Requirements:

 

Artists must make an original design and create 21 prints, using the print making style of their choice (excluding digital prints*). Acceptable forms of print include screen printing, letterpress, relief printing, and lithography.

 

*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. 

 

Posters prints must be completed and turned in by Saturday May 2nd, 2020.

 

Event Details:

 

All posters will be priced at $35/print. If an attendee purchases two or more posters, they will be $30/print.

 

The artist will receive 60 percent of the sales from their posters sold and 40 percent will go to benefit the Street Collective.  

 

To Apply:

Send an email to PedalArtDSM@gmail.com with a link to your website or Instagram or attach photos of past design work, along with a few sentences about yourself, why you’re interested in participating in PedalArt 2020, and which printmaking technique you’ll be utilizing for your poster. 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 Friday March 6th.

506 E. 6th Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50309

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