Today’s Poll

Call goes out for submissions to cover Nelson Hydro Boxes

By Contributor
June 4th, 2014

Tired of looking at those tagged Nelson Hydro Boxes outside Touchstones in Nelson?

Well the public can help decide what images are selected to cover two hydro boxes located on the Ward Street side of the gallery, as well as two other locations outside the building that they are considering.

This project is supported in part by the City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Committee (CDC).

According to Touchstones Nelson Executive Director Leah Best, staff members and CDC members are looking forward to seeing what comes in. “We’re very excited,” says Best, “we’ve got some great talent in the area, and I’m sure whatever the jury ends up picking will be amazing, and a real improvement.”

The call is open to all residents of Nelson and the surrounding area, including youth, students, and professional and emerging artists. Work can be in any media that can be translated into a digital image and wrapped onto a hydro utility box, including painting, photography, collage, etc.

Those entries selected for use will be paid an honorarium of $250 and given a one year individual membership at Touchstones Nelson. The final selection will be determined by a jury, with Touchstones Nelson reserving the right of final approval of the images and designs used.  

For detailed submission requirements, either email, or pick them up in person at Touchstones Nelson. Entries must be received by 5 p.m, Monday, June 30.

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 250-352-9813.

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