Contest will select work for Fitton Center brochure cover

The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts was forced to cancel its current 2019-2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But half the people who purchased advanced tickets donated the ticket refunds back to the center. FILE

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The Fitton Center for the Creative Arts was forced to cancel its current 2019-2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But half the people who purchased advanced tickets donated the ticket refunds back to the center. FILE

Area artists will have an opportunity to design artwork for the cover of the Fitton Center’s 2020-21 season brochure. Designs will be accepted through Friday, July 10, and three winning designs will be selected and featured on the front cover.

“Our focus needs to be, and we want it to be on the community. The Fitton Center is a community space,” said Ian MacKenzie-Thurley, executive director of the Fitton Center.

Artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds may submit up to three designs in any medium. A team from the Fitton Center and LemonGrenade Creative will review and select the winning submissions. Design selections will be announced in August. In addition to being recognized on the cover, selected artists will also receive a $200 cash prize.

“Things have changed this year, as we are all acutely aware, and we wanted our season brochure to reflect that. First off, we are still trying to figure out our season, and how that is going to work. We have a lot of moving parts, so we’re still unable to confirm how that’s going to come together, but we’re working on that with the health department, state and local officials, and our team at the Fitton Center. In the meantime, were working towards the season launch and the season brochure,” said MacKenzie-Thurley.

Designs can reflect artists’ inspiration of the Fitton Center, the arts, or of Hamilton, for example. About 4,500 copies of the brochure will be printed. (Three different versions of the cover will be printed and randomly distributed.)

“It’s a great opportunity to engage with the Fitton Center and with all of our patrons and members. The cover is going to be seen broadly throughout the community, so it’s a wonderful opportunity for artists to get their art out there, and to be a part of our community celebrations,” MacKenzie-Thurley said.

For more on the details and requirements, or to submit an online application, go to fittoncenter.org, or on Facebook at facebook.com/fitton-center. For questions, contact Amanda Dotson, community engagement and media manager at amanda@fittoncenter.org.

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