Invitations are in the mail to the top artists in the country to participate in the second annual Airstream Fine Art Invitational.
The show will run in conjunction with Alumapalooza May 30—June 4, 2017 at the Airstream, Inc. campus in Jackson Center, Ohio.
The selected artists—many of whom can be seen in Art Journey America, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and American Art Collector—have been invited to submit one painting or photograph to be displayed and judged.
The theme this year is “Americana”—art that reflects an interpretation of the United States’ culture, history, people, or nature. “It can be landscapes, individuals, or whatever represents America to them,” stated a member of the Airstream, Inc. marketing department. Though the artists contacted are known Airstream painters, the submitted work doesn’t need to include an Airstream trailer or any other representation of the brand.
All mediums are welcome, and artists are encouraged to submit works 16” x 20” or smaller (a nice size for hanging inside a trailer), though paintings and photos up to 18” x 24” will be accepted as well. Many of the artworks will be for sale.
The exhibit will be open to the public and will be widely promoted to major art and art collector magazines, as well as to curators from Ohio art museums, CBS Sunday Morning, and the Today Show. Participating artists names will be listed in Airstream Life magazine and at airstream.com.
Airstream, Inc. expects to exhibit the same number of artists as the First Annual Invitational show, “about 25,” stated a spokesperson. “Some are returning from last year, and we’re reaching out to some new ones, too.”
The first place winner—chosen by an art museum curator—will be awarded $1000. A cash prize of $500 will be presented to the second place winner (chosen by the same curator), and a $250 People’s Choice Award will go to the work voted most popular by show visitors.
Alumapalooza attendees, you’ll have the opportunity to tour this exciting show of top-notch art, vote on your favorite work, engage with the artists, and buy original art for your home or Airstream to take with you on the road. Register for Alumapalooza today!
Some of the artwork displayed at the First Annual Airstream Fine Art Invitational, 2016: