NEON calling for new art to refresh unique signs this spring


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk’s NEON District is identified for massive bold murals on properties, but a new contact for digital artwork will let artists that operate in scaled-down scales to make a major splash on the streets downtown.

“Digital submissions can be photography, it can be art you make on an iPad or an Apple iphone, in photoshop, it can be a photo of a painting you have made,” Downtown Norfolk Council’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Rachel McCall informed WAVY.

The art will go into two exceptional community symptoms.

“They’re secured, they are trapped to the sign so they shouldn’t go everywhere,” McCall explained.

That’s essential soon after what took place in February. A person stole 15 of 20 large banners exhibiting electronic vinyl prints on the fence surrounding the outdated Greyhound bus station in the district.

Last month we talked with Tony Burgess, the brother of artist Carl Burgess who died soon just after his work was shown there.

Tony explained to us, “It would imply a lot to the entire relatives — I just hope that any individual would deliver it again, you know, just for us.”

The artwork is nevertheless missing. The remaining items came down a pair of weeks in the past.

McCall reported with this new simply call for artwork, “We want to give nearby artists a immediate obtain to the NEON.”

There is place for two items in every single of the symptoms. That is 4 possibilities for artwork, although one has previously been awarded to a area artist, Carl Medley. His piece “Excuse Me For Living” took the judges prize in NEON’s glow a light-weight exhibition which runs via April 17.

Artists can submit up to six designs in this article for a $10 entry price. If essential, make contact with [email protected] for a lessened or absolutely free entry.

The winner will acquire $100 and the parts will stay on show for two decades.



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