The Executive Mansion, home of Virginia's first family, has announced the 2015 Governor's Mansion Holiday Tree theme: "Celebrating Virginia's Localities". An invitation has been extended to every county, city and town in the Commonwealth to provide a handcrafted ornament for this tree.
Artisans eligible to submit ornament designs for the Executive Mansion holiday tree must be 18 years of age and older, a resident of the Ashland area, or a full-time student of Randolph-Macon College. Entry forms and designs must be delivered on October 3, 2015 to the Gallery Flux Annex, 302B England Street. Please choose and submit one of the following design formats for judging:
1. A rendering with a life sized sketch and a description of the 6" ornament and a description of the media/materials to be used on an 8 1/2 x11" sheet of paper.
2. A mock up prototype of the 6" ornament with description of work and a description of actual materials accompanying the prototype.
3. Submit the actual 6" ornament, ready to hang, in its finished fashion with a
description of media/materials used.
On October 3, 2015, artisans will deliver their entry forms and entry designs to the Gallery Flux Annex at 302B England Street in Ashland, VA between 11 a.m. and 4 pm. A panel of judges, provided by the Ashland Main Street Association, will review all submissions on October 7, 2015.
The judges will select the Governor's Holiday Tree Ornament representing Ashland plus three honorable mentions.
The Ashland Main Street Association will provide an honorarium in the amount of $500 to the artisan creating the ornament selected to represent Ashland at the Governor's Mansion. In addition, an honorarium in the amount of $100 and two in the amount of $50 will be presented to artists identified by the judges. All artisans retain the ownership of their ornament and design. The artisans selected from the entries must deliver their final works, ready to hang, to the Gallery Flux Annex, 302B England Street, Ashland, VA on October 29, 2015. All work must the handwork of the artisan. No purchased ornaments will be accepted.
A full description of the theme, criteria for making, important dates, and adjudication criteria may be reviewed and printed by visiting the Ashland Main Street Association website at www.mainstreetashland.org
Questions related to this 2015 Call to Artists for the Governor's Holiday Ornament representing Ashland should be directed to Nancy Cozart at email@example.com or Hugh Joyce at (804) 305-9595.
The Ashland Main Street Association looks forward to showcasing Ashland and area artisans. Thank you in advance for your participation!