BUS SHELTER COMPETITION
Sat, Aug 21 | The Norwalk Art Space

BUS SHELTER COMPETITION

ENTER YOUR ARTWORK FOR A CHANCE TO BE EXHIBITED IN THE SPACE AND FEATURED ON TWO PROMINENT BUS SHELTERS IN NORWALK ENTRIES DUE AUG 21ST!

Time & Location

Aug 21, 12:00 AM
The Norwalk Art Space

About the Event

ENTER YOUR ARTWORK FOR A CHANCE TO BE EXHIBITED IN THE SPACE AND FEATURED ON TWO PROMINENT BUS SHELTERS IN NORWALK ENTRIES DUE AUG 21ST!

OPEN TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK OR EMAIL INFO@THENORWALKARTSPACE.ORG, SUBJECT: 'BUS STOP SUBMISSION' AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• Artist name

• Title

• Medium

• Grade, High School

• Short Description or statement (if desired)

• Instagram handle (if desired)

MORE INFORMATION:

The Norwalk Art Space, in partnership with The Norwalk Transit District,

invites all high school students in the Norwalk area to submit artwork for our first-

ever Bus Shelter Poster Competition.  Two selected artworks will be documented

and installed as posters in the two bus shelters in front of The Norwalk Art Space.  In

order to assist students with their submissions, a photography/documenting workshop by Resident Artist,

Lorena Sferrlaza will be held on August 21st from 9-11am.

The theme for this call is “Daydreams Through the Window.”

As Artistic Director Duvian Montoya explained, “quiet moments staring out the win-

dow of your home, car or a bus ride can send you into thoughts of childhood, the

beach, family, love, loss, or a fantasy world of an underwater civilization that has

been hidden for centuries. We ask interested students to allow these daydreams to

be the inspiration for this competition. Let’s inspire others to daydream a little more

as they drive by.”  Mr. Montoya continued, “Daydreams through the window, was a fit-

ting topic due to the year spent staring out our windows, dreaming of the get-togeth-

ers missed, and hoping for the get-togethers to come.  With this competition we hope

to excite the high school student body and get it involved with The Norwalk Art Space 

and its free art programming.  We will be a resource for those interested in the

arts throughout their high school careers and hope we can make a difference in their

advancement.  Working with Kathy Herbert and the Transit Authority was a natural fit

because of the two prominent bus shelters right in front of The Norwalk Art Space

that our students will use throughout their careers in getting to and from our home,

ADK House.”

Kimberlee Morton, CEO of the Norwalk Transit District said, “ I am pleased to partner 

with the new Norwalk Art Space on this community collaboration using Transit

District bus shelters to create visible, artistic place-making that will enhance and

beautify our collective and shared public landscape. Our partnership will also

demonstrate the convenience, access and affordability of using public transportation.”

The two winning submissions will be documented and converted into 67” x 45”

posters printed from the original pieces.  The two locations are directly in front of The

Norwalk Art Space at 455 West Avenue.  A celebration and art show of all the original

artworks will be hosted at The Norwalk Art Space on Thursday September 2, 2021

and run for one week until September 9, 2021.  Winners will be announced and the

winning submissions unveiled at the opening reception on September 2nd.  The two

winners will also receive a $75 gift certificate to Jerry’s Artarama and bus passes

from the Norwalk Transit Authority.  Five honorable mentions will also receive gift cer-

tificates of $25 to Jerry’s Artarama.

Judges for this community project will be Duvian Montoya, Artistic and Educational

Director of The Norwalk Art Space, Kathryn Hebert, Head of Special Projects with

the Norwalk Transit District and Dennis Bradbury, local art advocate and organizer.

Deadline for delivered submissions to The Norwalk Art Space is Saturday August 21st at 4pm.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Artwork should conform to the following measurements: 11” x 7”, 16” x 11”, 24”

x 16”, or 32” x 22” for proper proportional scale. (Work will be distorted in

poster if not at this scale/s).  Bus stop poster size is 67” x 45”

• Artwork must be delivered to Mr. Montoya at The Norwalk Art Space at 455

West Avenue by Saturday, August 21st by 4pm with name, title, grade and high

school

• A short artist statement about the work should accompany the artwork

• Up to 3 pieces are allowed per student

• All mediums accepted

IMPORTANT DATES:

• Hand delivered Submissions - Saturday August 21, 2021 by 4pm

• iPhone Photography 101 workshop by Resident Artist Lorena Sferlazza - Sat-

urday August 21st, 2021 at 9am

• Installation of posters at Bus stops on September 2nd

• Original Artwork picked up at The Norwalk Art Space by September 17, 2021

ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• Artist name

• Title

• Medium

• Grade, High School

• Short Description or statement (if desired)

• Instagram handle (if desired)

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