Put your creative talents to work and build or decorate the most spectacular birdhouse you can imagine. Now through March 1, the MPTV Great TV Auction is collecting entries for its “Art is for the Birds” birdhouse contest.
Anyone can enter the contest within five categories – functional, decorative, gourds, recycled/re-purposed materials and the 2013 Auction theme of “One Hula of an Auction.” Entrants can build their own birdhouse or purchase an unfinished one and decorate it. There is a one-time entry fee of $5 per contestant that allows for an unlimited number of entries. All entries become the property of the MPTV Great TV Auction and may be available for bid April 26-May 4 during the Great TV Auction, which airs live on Channel 10.1 and is streamed on MPTV.org.
All birdhouses, along with a completed entry form and the $5 registration fee, must be delivered to the MPTV Auction at 12560 W. Townsend St., Brookfield, WI 53005 by Friday, March 1. Birdhouses cannot be larger than 24” x 24” x 24”. Functional birdhouses must be constructed of non-toxic materials that can withstand the elements. The Channel 10 Auction web site provides recommended dimensions for various types of Wisconsin birds, including Bluebirds, Chickadees, Flycatchers and others.
Recognition will be given to the first, second and third place winners, along with honorable mentions in each category. A People’s Choice award will be presented based on voting during the Realtors Home & Garden Show, which runs March 15-24 at State Fair Park Exposition Center. The top winners will be interviewed on-air while their birdhouse is auctioned during the 2013 MPTV Great TV Auction.
Visit www.greattvauction.com for a complete set of rules.
The MPTV Great TV Auction kicks off Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. and airs until midnight. The auction continues each day, airing 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 27 through Saturday, May 4.
KWG is looking for a new logo and wants you to design it.
Click HERE for the contest form.
The winner will be chosen by the KWG board in August and will receive their choice of a t-shirt or bag with the new logo on it.
Calling all artists! Booths are still available for the Friends of the Kenosha Public Museums 48th Annual Art Fair in Library Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Applications for artists are available at the museum. More than $1,200 in cash and purchase prizes will be awarded this year.
Artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, metal, ceramics, basketry, woodwork, stained glass, leather, quilting, weaving, clothing or other medium are welcome to enter. The art fair is separated into two divisions – fine arts and fine crafts. Set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Simmons Library, the art fair draws thousands of spectators and buyers each year. Library Park is located at 60th Street and 8th Avenue in Kenosha, just a few minutes walk from Lake Michigan and Southport Marina.
This is a juried show and limited spaces are available. Each exhibitor is allotted eighteen feet of frontage space. All materials are provided by the exhibitor. Applications are available HERE, at www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org or may be requested by mail or in person at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140 or by phone at 262-653-4140.
Shower of Creativity
• UW-Parkside will provide an umbrella for your canvas – you provide the art materials and creativity
• All umbrellas will be exhibited in a public art display at The Rita Community and Alumni Celebration April 28, 2012
Limited number of umbrellas available between March 5-24 at:
• Black Eyed Press, 312 Sixth Street, Racine
• Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha
• Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine
• UW-Parkside Box Office
Return completed umbrellas by April 13
Artists Sought for Charity Art Program
The Antioch Chamber is hosting their 3rd Annual Public Art Program to benefit Open Arms Food Pantry, Save-A-Pet, the ACHS Scholarship Fund, plus other local charities. This year the program features Adirondack Chairs for “Chillin’ on the Chain (of Lakes)”. At the end of the Art Program, the chairs go on the auction block to raise money for charity. During the past two years of Public Art Programs, over $36,000 has been donated to charity.
Artists are needed to submit chair designs with the hopes of being “adopted” by a chair sponsor. The Antioch Chamber takes artist designs to sponsors to view. Once a sponsor “adopts/selects” a design, the Artists will be notified and given the actual chair to design. All adopted Artists are given a $50 stipend as a thank you when they turn in the completed chair. These Artists are also given a free ticket to the program’s annual “Chair-ity Dinner Auction” where the chairs go on a live auction block for charity.
Artists may submit as many designs as they would like. By providing numerous designs, it provides additional choices for the chair sponsors. Plus, the Artist can indicated how many chairs they are comfortable designing. Once that number of designs are adopted, the additional designs are removed from the design portfolio. (Example: An Artist submits 6 designs, but only has time to actually design 3 chairs. Once 3 designs of theirs are adopted, that Artist’s additional designs are removed from the design portfolio.)
The Antioch Chamber asks that designs be submitted as soon as possible. Once a design is adopted, the Artist is notified and may pick up their chair(s) and begin creating their design(s) on the chair(s). Artists adopted/selected by sponsors have until April 13th to complete the chair(s).
Click HERE To get an “Artist Packet”. You’ll find complete information and design applications. For your convenience, Artists may submit their designs and applications online to the Antioch Chamber. The Antioch Chamber’s Public Art Programs have raised over $36,000 for our local charities over the past two years! For additional information, call the Antioch Chamber at 847-395-2233.