Artist sought for 2018 Christmas Festival Poster

2017 Poster

Artists are being sought to design the 2018 Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster. The theme is “Christmas in Natchitoches.” Artists should submit a drawing or painting to the Natchitoches Arts Council using the chosen theme. The size of the completed sketch or painting should be 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall. If chosen, the painting will become the exclusive property of the Natchitoches Arts Council. The chosen artist will receive a commission of $600.

The deadline for entering the competition is Friday, July 6. Entries should be submitted to Alicia Rachal, Community Development, 420 Fourth St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. The Natchitoches Arts Council is not responsible for ensuring the safe or timely delivery of the art work to the appropriate party.

Numbered prints in the form of a poster will be available and on sale to the public in early October. All posters are $35 each. The 1980-2004 collage posters are $15 each. The small posters (3 ¾” x 5”) are $3 each or two for $4. Special prints of the 2008 Fleur de Lis Poster (11” x 17”) and the 2016 Christmas in Natchitoches Poster (11” x 14.5) are $20.

2017 poster contest artist Rakeya Walker at the unveiling in October 2017

The Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster has been a tradition for 38 years. All original artwork can be viewed at the Natchitoches Arts Council office located at the Community Development Office (City Hall Annex), 420 Fourth St., Natchitoches.

For more information about the poster contest, call Alicia Rachal at (318) 357-3838 or Karen Terrell at (318) 352-6925.