Call for Artists

Monday, January 30, 2017


Arcata Main Street seeks local artists to design this year’s Arcata Bay Oyster Festival poster. The winning artist will receive $500 for their design. All submissions will be displayed during Arts! Arcata and our annual open-house meeting in March. A private panel will decide the final poster design and may use the poster as inspiration for a commemorative t-shirt and 2017 event branding. The artist is not required to create a t-shirt design but may use this as guidance. The festival is June 17, from 10am – 5pm.

Submissions can be dropped off at 761 8th St, Suite C, Arcata or emailed to

Submission Guidelines

1.     Digital, watercolor, photography, etc. accepted

2.     Emphasizes local Arcata Bay Aquaculture, Oysters, and the Arcata Plaza

3.     Design is for the general public

4.     Spacing needed on poster for title and text- roughly 20%

5.     11 x 17 poster size

6.     Adaptable for a postcard size

7.     This art will be used across all marketing platforms

8.     AMS will own all rights to design once artist receives payment

All works must be submitted by MARCH 13 (the new updated deadline)