2017 Howell Art Project
The Howell Main Design Committee is pleased to bring outdoor art to our downtown! The Howell Art Project is an art competition featuring local and state-wide artists, with the winners’ original artwork being reproduced and exhibited in downtown throughout the year. New this year, the Howell Art Project will bring both two-dimensional (2-D) design and three-dimensional (3-D) designs to our community. The best in show overall winner will also receive a cash prize, as well as a featured exhibit at the Cleary University Secunda Art Museum.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ART DOWNTOWN
The public is invited to view all of the semi-finalists artwork, and vote for their favorites at each location June 18-25! You can vote the code on each art piece to phone # 650-600-9016 or submit your vote below. One vote per location please!
The top 12 pieces are on display at the following locations:
Howell Carnegie District Library: 314 W. Grand River Ave.
Howell Opera House: 123 W. Grand River Ave.
Kokopelli's Korner: 111 E. Grand River Ave.
Uptown Coffeehouse:102 E. Grand River Ave.
All art will go through a jury process, public vote, and then final expert jury panel to determine who wins, and which are will be displayed in beautiful downtown Howell!
JURY. The jury will consist of a professional panel chosen by the Howell Main Street DDA Design Committee. Jury feedback will not be provided. The Howell Art Project is a public project and all submitted artwork is screened to insure suitability for viewing by all audiences.
JURY PROCESS. The jury will in its sole discretion determine the top three entries in each category. The jury will determine whether the entry/entries meet the minimum qualifications for reproduction and public display. In the unlikely event that a category does not have any entries that meet the minimum qualifications, the jury may determine that there are no winners for that category.
PUBLIC JURY. The original artwork from the top three entries in each category will be displayed publically for viewing at various locations. It is the artist’s responsibility to obtain insurance and to ensure professional presentation (framing). The public will be invited over a one week period to vote for the best submission in each category. The entry that receives the most votes in each category will be declared the winner of that category.
Two-dimensional Designs: Up to 8 winning entries in the 2-D design category will be reproduced for exhibition by the Howell Main Street Design Committee on exterior walls in downtown Howell. Category or judge’s choice winners must agree to transfer the original artwork and reproduction rights to the Howell Main Street Design Committee, including the right to reproduce it in furtherance of this program at the sole discretion of the Howell Main Street for promotional purposes. The large reproductions of winning entries will be the sole property of the Howell Main Street Design Committee and will be displayed in downtown Howell beginning August, 2017 and throughout the remainder of the year. Artists still retain rights to reproduction of their original artwork following the completion of the Howell Art Project competition.
Three-dimensonal Designs: The top 3 pieces of three dimensional artwork will on loan (for up to one year) to Howell Main Street Inc. and each artist will receive a $600 stipend for their submission. Three-dimensional artwork will be displayed outdoors in downtown Howell as part of the outdoor gallery.
BEST OF SHOW. After public voting is complete, the jury will in its sole discretion determine which entry is Best of Show, and will also select 2nd place and 3rd place winners. The Best of show winner will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize. The Second place winner will receive $500 and $250 will be awarded to the third place winner.
The Best of Show artwork will be displayed at the Cleary University Secunda Art Museum Sculpture Garden. The winning artist will also receive a ‘featured exhibit’ space at the Cleary University Secunda Art Museum at a time decided upon by the artist, the museum, and Howell Main Street Inc.
INFRINGMENT. By submitting an entry, the artist affirms that the entry is his or her own, original work. The artist further agrees upon submission of an entry that it is not subject to the rights of any third party, including but not limited to copyrights, intellectual property rights or any other proprietary rights. In the event that the artwork is alleged to infringe on the rights of a third party, by submitting an entry the artist agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Howell, the City of Howell Downtown Development Authority, Howell Main Street Inc. and their partners, employees, agents, representatives, sponsors and volunteers to the fullest extent provided by law, from any and all such claims, lawsuits, demands, costs and/or fees that arise out of or are related to the actual or alleged infringement of said rights.
PROMOTION. Howell Main Street Inc. and the Design Committee reserve the right to use all information on imagery and documentation of the artist as it pertains to his or her entry. The applying artist agrees that Howell Main Street Inc. and the Design Committee may use the information, imagery and documentation described in the preceding sentence and like material in the promotion and furtherance of the Art Project, including on any official website or social media, press releases, promotional materials, display and exhibition materials, catalogues, maps, guides, installations and the like.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Michaelangelo Artist Sponsor
Proceeds from the 2016 auction will benefit next year's Howell Art Project and will bring more arts and cultural activities to the Howell community!