The Mission of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is to connect people with nature through conservation and community education focused on birds and their habitats. To support the education and conservation programs that engage thousands of students, families and visitors in nature each year, the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center will hold a fundraising event on May 16, 2013, Inspired by Nature: Artists on Mitchell Lake. The event will have as its centerpiece an artwork competition judged by local artist and photographer Ansen Seale.
Photography and any 2-dimensional media are eligible for entry. Submitted works should capture the experience of time spent in nature at Mitchell Lake and express the creativity and inspiration of the artist. Works should originate at Mitchell Lake either as sketches or references photos (in the case of painting and drawing) or be wholly completed at the Lake (in the case of plein air painting or original photographs). Artwork completed at any time is eligible.
Artists should understand that by submitting their works, they are helping to financially support the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Winners agree to donate their works which will be auctioned at the fundraiser on May 16, 2013. Winning entrants will have the option to donate either 50% or 100% of the proceeds to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. IF YOU DO NOT WISH YOUR WORK TO BE AUCTIONED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MITCHELL LAKE AUDUBON CENTER, DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR THIS COMPETITION.
Winning artists will receive:
Work will be accepted in the following categories:
Entry photos of the work should be at least 1000 pixels in the smallest dimension. Permission to use the artwork for promotional, marketing, and publicity must be granted at the time of the application submission.
Submissions will only be accepted online at the address below. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL WORKS FOR SUBMISSION TO MITCHELL LAKE.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 5PM, MAY 1, 2013
First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected in EACH category. All media will be in competition with each other, that is, painting will not be judged separately from photography. All winners and Honorable Mentions will have their artwork posted on the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center Flickr page.
Only First, Second, Third Place winners will be asked to donate their works to be auctioned at the fundraiser to be held May 16, 2013. Winning entrants will have the option to donate either 50% or 100% of the proceeds to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.
Winners will be notified by Friday, May 3. The size of all winning entries is not to exceed 16" x 20" and artwork should be framed (in a simple frame) and delivered to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, at 10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221 no later than 4pm May 14th. To make arrangements to drop off work at the Center, please call (210) 628-1639. Alternatively, winning artwork can also be dropped off at Seale Studios, 415 Burr Road, San Antonio, TX 78209, Monday-Friday, from 9am to 5pm.Timeline:
|Competition Opens||April 1|
|Submission Deadline||May 1|
|Winners Notified||May 3|
|Original Work Due at Mitchell Lake||May 14|
|Event Auction||May 16|