JEFFERSONVILLE — CityPride, the City of Jeffersonville’s beautification arm, invites artists to submit fresh and current two-dimensional drawings or digital renderings for an iconic artistic design to be installed on outdoor fabric banners that will be placed on period lighting on reconstructed islands on Court Avenue.

The banners will be of a single design style with five different versions: spring, summer, fall, winter, and December holidays. The designs chosen will be transferred onto the final 24-inch-by-48-inch outdoor banners; however, the artist should know that “Jeffersonville” will be added to either the tops or the bottoms of the banners. CityPride and city officials are looking for designs that present a cohesive design style and a bold, artful, colorful visual asset for the Court Avenue corridor. The banners will be vertical in orientation. Although the banners will be intended to represent Jeffersonville artistically, traditional images that have been used extensively, such as steamboats, ships’ wheels, are not desirable.

The style and color palette of the design submitted is up to artistic interpretation; however, strong consideration will be given to designs that have a recognizable color scheme and a distinctive artistic style.

The design should be bold enough to be seen by pedestrians as well as by motor traffic, but should not contain complicated designs or small writing that might be distracting to drivers. The artist whose design is selected will receive an honorarium of $1,000.

Entries are due by Friday, Feb. 23, to Jeffersonville City Hall, Mayor’s office (care of Public Art Administrator), no later than 4 p.m. Entries may be emailed to dspyker@cityofjeff.net. Send submissions and submission materials to: City of Jeffersonville, Attn: Dawn Spyker – Court Avenue Banner Art, 500 Quartermaster Court Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Winners will be notified Friday, March 2.

Submissions should include the following material (in this order):

• Contact information via the Application Form at the end of this document.

• Concept Rendering — in full color (artist may submit up to three different concepts).

• Rendering should include five separate vertically-oriented panels in a cohesive style that represent visions of spring, summer, fall, winter, and the December holidays. Each artist may submit up to three design concepts for review.

For more information contact Dawn Spyker at dspyker@cityofjeff.net.