Beatles Art Contest

Call for Artists

Beatles Art Contest 2024 - info below

FabFest 2024 will include a juried Beatles Art Contest that will take place Saturday, October 5, 2024

Professional and amateur artists of all ages are invited to celebrate The Beatles and their influence on music, art, and culture by submitting Beatles-inspired artwork. All artwork submitted will be on display at FabFest on Saturday, October 5, 2024, at the Parr Center at Central Piedmont Community College. Artwork will be listed for sale online before and after the festival. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

 

Online registration begins August 1, 2024 - SAVE THE DATE!!
Submissions due: September 21, 2024

When:
- Art Drop off: Friday Oct 4, 9 AM to 2:30 PM
- Artwork displayed: Saturday, October 5, 10 AM to 5 PM
- Winners announced: Saturday, October 5, noon
- Art pick up: Saturday, October 5, 5 - 7 PM or Sunday, October 6, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Parr Center at Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204

Entry Fee: $20 for one piece of art, $35 for two. Entry fee is waived for youth or if art is donated. EXHIBIT & SELL YOUR ART! GET TWO FREE TICKETS TO FABFEST DAYTIME!

Categories:

Painting:
Art created by applying pigment on canvas, canvas board, paper or any flat surface.
Examples (including but not limited to): Oil Pastel AcrylicDigital (must be printed to Ink display) Gouache

Other Art:
Any medium.
Examples (including but not limited to): Ceramics Glass Metal Fashion Fiber Wood Sculpture

Judging Criteria:

  1. Interpretation and clarity of Beatles theme
  2. Creativity and originality
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design

For each entry, please:

    • Complete an Application Form (available Aug 1 to Sep 21, 2024) for each piece of work
    • If artist is under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the Form.
    • Upload a high-resolution photo of each piece of art. File(s) must be in pdf, jpeg or png format. Photos will be used for online sales.
    • Selected work will need to be delivered to the venue Oct 4, 2024, between 9 AM & 2:30 PM
    • Include your name on the back of all artwork.
    • All artwork must have wire-hanging hardware. Tables will be available for crafts. Digital art must be printed to display.
    • Artists are responsible for delivering and picking up their artwork. Buyer will be responsible for pickup if item is sold. Location: Central Piedmont Community College, Parr Center, 1201 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204. Delivery on Friday, October 4 , 9 AM - 2:30 PM. Pick up on Saturday, October 5, 5 - 7 PM or Sunday, October 6, 11 AM - 12:30 PM

BEST IN SHOW $750 ARTWORK WILL BE EXHIBITED AT THE DILWORTH ARTISAN STATION ART CRAWL

Announcing OUR 2024 BEATLES ART CONTEST JUDGES

WENDY HICKEY
ArtPop Street Gallery

MIRIAM DURKIN
Miriam Durkin Fine Art

CASSANDRA RICHARDSON
Lexicon Gallery

CASE BAUMGARTEN
Case Baumgarten Art

We get by with a little help from our friends.
Thank you to our 2023 FabFest Art Contest Sponsors!

"Abbey Road" by Melissa Crosson
Professional Category, 3rd Place: Meghan Berney
Professional Category, 2nd Place: Garreth Douglas

The header photo at the top of this page is from a street mural by Eduardo Kobra - see more on the story on this stunning mural, and visit @kobrastreetart to see more of his work.