Festival of the Book

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Article Published: Apr. 12, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 4, 2012

The High Country Festival of the Book and the Watauga Arts Council are presenting a contest for the best original artwork for the 2012 festival, to be held Aug. 3 and 4 at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.

The theme for the festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library, is “Mountain Stories,” a theme that can describe both legend and literature.

Digital entries must be emailed to the Arts Council by Wednesday, April 18, and need to be vertically formatted for a poster.

The Watauga County Arts Council gallery committee will select the artwork and announce the winner at a reception at the Jones House on Friday, May 4.

By entering the contest, artists agree to have their submitted images displayed on the website or festival materials.

The original artwork will be auctioned at the Book Festival to benefit the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library.

In return, the artist receives publicity for his or her work; it will appear on a promotional poster, the website, the festival program, banners and all other promotional and marketing materials.

The winner will also receive two free tickets (a $200 value) to the 2012 Movable Author Feast to be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.

For more information about the contest and the book festival, visit http://www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com or call (828) 264-1789.

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