Poster Artist

Poster Artist

Each year, Artown submits a Call For Artists for artistic concepts for the annual poster that will showcase throughout the month.  This work should be reflective of the 2017 festival and will be used in all promotional materials.   Whether you are a world famous or an aspiring artist, we encouraged all regional artists to submit their concept.  This year, we received 38 entries.  A panel of judges including Artown board members and art advocates reviewed the submissions and selected Reno artist, Kate O'Hara.

Kate's concept was to turn the word 'Artown' into illuminated letters, each one made up of different images that represent Reno and Artown.  She chose various things that capture the spirit of Artown.  Like the mountains surrounding Reno, a brass horn, mountain bluebirds flying on a painted background.  The panel found this work to be inspiring and compelling, and is currently working with her on the final outcome.  Local design firm headed by Stan Byers, Stan Can Designs, will be assisting in the final application.    

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July 2017



City of Reno