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Reno Chalk Art Festival Announces Call for Entries

May 20, 2016

Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis Announces Call for Entries

RENO, NEV. – The Reno Chalk Art Festival (July 9-10, 2016) presented by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa announces its Call for Entries for juried artists, both amateur and professional.

The submission period has begun, and the entry form is available via this website. Artists will be provided pastels to work with; no acrylic is permitted. A minimum of four and a maximum of six total images should be submitted for review. Artists are asked to include at least two images that are pastel chalk. Close-ups will be considered a standalone image and should be noted as to which larger image they correspond to. Artists will also be asked to provide a short statement expressing their interest and include a biography as well as a high-resolution photo.

Submissions must be received by Friday, June 3.

The Reno Chalk Art Festival presented by Atlantis is a signature Artown event. Watch in awe as pastel chalk paintings come to life at this event. Using pavement for canvas, juried artists – amateur and professional – will descend upon the Biggest Little City to make their mark by transforming parking spaces into works of art. Invited professional chalk artists known as Madonnari will also create spectacular masterpieces. Guests are invited to stroll through Atlantis’ West Lot for two fun-filled days enjoying whimsical chalk art, bites from local food trucks, live entertainment, and more. The competition runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 9th and 10th. The top chalk artists will be recognized at 5 p.m. on July 10. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Best Reproduction of a Master’s Work, Best Use of Color, Best 3D, and Artists’ Choice.

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