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10th Annual Egg Decorating Contest!




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The Art of the Egg 2017

EDBA’s 10th Annual Spring Egg Design Contest

Calling for Egg-cited Artists!


The irresistible challenge of designing and decorating an egg – you know you want to do it! 

It’s that time of year to participate as a professional artist in the annual The Art of the Egg: The Annual Egg Design Contest in downtown Evergreen, Colorado. 


Each  year the Evergreen Downtown Business Association (EDBA) sponsors an egg-design contest. As an artist, you are invited to participate by becoming a professional artist contributor. We have a business that wants to sponsor you for transforming a white ceramic egg at no cost to you.


Purpose of the Eggs: The contest’s purpose is to celebrate spring with a community event, and support activities in Downtown that bring folks here to shop, eat and enjoy. By volunteering to paint an egg, you will be will be contributing to our Downtown organization, which provides multiple events that are free for our community such as the Halloween and Holiday Walk, but at a financial cost for the businesses and EDBA. Money raised will go toward providing these wonderful events for the community.


As a professional artist you will volunteer your time to paint an egg sponsored by a local business/association that donates $50 per egg.


The Art of the Eggs: The eggs are ceramic and may be painted with specialty paints at Go Paint! in Downtown Evergreen.  www.gopaintfun.com, where it will be fired at that location after painting.  For Professional artists, the ceramic eggs may also be painted with acrylics in your own studio, decorated with image transfers, sculpted, reworked with a Dremel, etc. What can you dream up? The only rule is that the creation must start from the original standard egg supplied by Go Paint! If you wish to design in your own studio, call Karen Belmont, owner of Go Paint! and ask her to pre-fire the egg before you pick it up. 303-679-3089


The Display of the Eggs: The finished eggs will be displayed with your name and the sponsor at Evergreen National Bank from April 3-7.


Main Street Gallery and The Evergreen Gallery will also show the eggs from April 7-20. Pro eggs are bid on through the month of April. A Finale Auction Party will be at Main Street on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. We encourage you to go! 


Silent Auction:  People will bid on the Professional Eggs by silent auction. The bidder with the winning silent auction bid at the end, will purchase the egg. They may also purchase the egg on the spot for $100.


Winning Eggs:  Viewers are asked to select their favorite by paper ballot. The eggs with the most votes will become the chosen elite and will receive Evergreen Bucks to spend in downtown businesses. Winners announced at the Closing of the Eggs Party.


Best in Show: Best in Show, professionally juried and sponsored by the Evergreen Artists Association.


Commit to Designing: If you would like to be a Professional Artist participant:


Please call Karen at GO-PAINT. 303-679-3089. She will pair you with a local sponsoring business. 


You may also participate in the Adult Amateur category, in which case you pay $25, must be painted with Go Paint! ceramic paints, and you may take your egg home at the end of the display in late April. In this category, you are eligible to win Evergreen Bucks awards as well.


Other Categories (Must be painted at Go Paint! with the ceramic paints provided to qualify.) 


Kids youth category for ages 2-7:  $15 to enter.
Kids Tween category for ages 8-13:  $15 to enter

Adult Amateur: age 14 to adult:  $25 to enter.


Kids’ and Adult Amateurs eggs will also be voted on to win Evergreen Bucks and be able to take the eggs home after the display April 20.  


Categories


Awards given in each category! 


Categories:
  • Professional Artists: Limited to only 50 artists. Free to enter, eggs will be bid on in a silent auction and go home with a new owner on April 20. 

  • Kids Youth category for ages 0-7:  $15 to enter
  • Kids Tween category for ages 8-13:  $15 to enter
  • Adult Amateur: ages 14 to adult:  $25 to enter


Kids’ and Adult Amateurs eggs will also be voted on to win Evergreen Bucks and be able to take the eggs home after the display April 20. 


Kids and Adult Amateurs must use the Go Paint! ceramic paints in order to qualify. 


Pro Artists: Tell us the Name of Your Egg Form - For Finished Eggs

When you FINISH your egg, please complete this form so that we can label your egg, and contact you.

Professional Artist Deadline:
March 17, 2017


CLICK HERE


For Professionals, Amateur Adults and Kids


(Kids and Amateur Adults may
paint during Spring Break until April 1, 2017)



Click here for the 

 Artist Info Document in pdf form

 (same as text on this page, but printable)

Go Paint! Info

www.GoPaintFun.com


Call us at:  (303) 679-3089            
Email us at:  weelandscapes@gmail.com

Find us in the studio ready to help you create:

FALL HOURS

Thursday:  10:30 – 8:00

Monday, Wed, Friday & Saturday:  10:30 – 6:00

Sunday:  11:00 – 6:00

Tuesday: CLOSED

Important Dates

March 17 - Professional Artists - Artwork Deadline

All Eggs complete and delivered by the artists!

April 1 - Deadline for Amateur and Kids Categories


April 3, Monday – Evergreen National Bank
All Eggs on Display! 

Eggs will be displayed at Evergreen National Bank, downtown.


April 7, Friday – Eggs on Display at The Evergreen Gallery and Main Street Fine Art

The eggs move to the galleries. The Professional eggs will be at Main Street Fine Art Gallery. 


The Adult Amateurs’ and the Kids’ eggs will be on display at The Evergreen Gallery until April 20. 


The Evergreen Gallery is next to Maya's Cantina and Grill and Main Street Gallery is next to Beau Jo's Pizza. 


April 20, Thursday - The Party!

Finale Silent Auction Party 6 – 7:30

Main Street Fine Art Gallery

Final voting on favorites will end at 6:30 p.m. Announced at 7:05 p.m.

The Silent Auction will be for the professional eggs only and end at 7 p.m. when the egg timer goes off. All artists and sponsors welcome. Expect food, fun, live music.


April 21
Eggs by Adult Amateurs and Kids may be picked up at Go Paint! if not taken the night of the final show.  Please check out before taking at the night of the Closing.

Evergreen Downtown Business Association

PO Box 1502, Evergreen, Colorado 80437

303-670-9207

info@downtownevergreen.com


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