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Pacific Coast Fog Fest Graphic Art Poster Design Contest

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/18/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Entry fee - Pacific Coast Fog Fest Graphic Art Poster Design Contest): $15.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00



Pacific Coast Fog Fest

Graphic Art Poster Design Contest

March 23–May 18, 2018


Images - Minimum: 1 , Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Application Fee Per Image - Sanchez Art Center): $15.00 per image

About the Pacific Coast Fog Fest

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest was created in 1986 by the City of Pacifica to promote Pacifica and to celebrate the sun, sand, and surf that grace our marvelous coast. The annual Fog Fest attracts visitors, celebrates our community, and raises funds for local community groups as well as the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.” FFOG, Inc. now has up to 50 community groups participating, and to date, a total of $1,000,000 has been donated back to these groups.


The Pacific Coast Fog Fest takes place on the last full weekend of September, since historically the weather then is unbeatable. The festivities kick off Saturday morning at 10 am with the Discover Pacifica Parade and Marching Band Competition. Visitors can enjoy many booths featuring Arts and Crafts, Food and Beverage, Music and Entertainment, Family Fun Fest, and a variety of other activities.


About Sanchez Art Center

The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Sanchez Art Center was established in 1996 when artists and community members converted an old school into a multi-use arts complex that now includes 3 galleries, 19 art studios, an art classroom, and the Mildred Owen Concert Hall. Sanchez Art Center offers exhibitions by established and emerging artists. We make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds by offering a variety of free exhibitions and lectures, affordable studio rentals, workshops and classes for teens and adults, after-school classes, summer camps, and in-school art classes for kids, and community art projects and opportunities. Among these is the annual Fog Fest Photo Contest, which we hold each year as part of our Art Corner at the Fog Fest. We then invite the award-winning photographers to exhibit their work in our East Gallery the following year. In addition, we manage the Fog Fest Poster Contest.


The Contest: The artwork submission period will begin March 23 and end May 18, 2018. Artists may submit up to three works. They should be two-dimensional, portrait-oriented original works of art. The winning artwork will be used for the official poster for the 2018 Pacific Coast Fog Fest. Posters will be created in two sizes: 11” x 17” and 8.5” x 11”. Suggested themes: "Fog Fest Full Sail 33" (this year's overall and parade theme) coastal, beach, surfing, music, art, mountains, mermaids.   Artists are strongly encouraged to review past Pacific Coast Fog Fest Posters for themes and ideas. Please see (About Us/Poster Gallery) for reference to elements.


Eligibility: Artists must be 18 or older and must reside or work in one of the following Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma.


Jurors: Sanchez Art Center and the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. (FFOG, Inc.) will choose the winning artwork.


Prize: The winning artist will receive a $1,000 prize from the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. The artwork will be used for Fog Fest posters and other printed materials, and portions of the artwork may be used as graphics on souvenir items. Artists are encouraged to sign their works, as this will be a very visible piece, and the Fog Fest Organizing Group and Sanchez Art Center wish to allow the winning artist to take full advantage of this opportunity.


Entry Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11:00 pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time.


Entry Fees: A nonrefundable $15 entry fee per image submitted is required at the time of entry (i.e., $15 for one image, $30 for two images, and $45 for three images). CaFETM accepts Visa and Mastercard. Checks should be made payable to and mailed to Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044.


Media: All fine art visual two-dimensional media may be entered, except photography.


To Enter: To enter, you must first register and create your profile on CaFEÔ. You may submit up to three artwork images. Jpegs uploaded to CaFEÔ must be at least 1200 pixels on the longest side,and  under 5MB. CaFEÔ will scale your uploaded images, creating a thumbnail and a larger image.


IMPORTANT: You can save your pending entry and revisit it, but once you finalize and submit your entry, it cannot be changed.


If you have difficulties online, use the Help feature on the CaFEÔ site or email


Ownership and Use: The Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. (FFOG, Inc.) and the Sanchez Art Center are nonprofit community service organizations, and the Fog Fest is a fundraising event. The Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc., Sanchez Art Center, and the winning artist understand that full consideration for use of the winning artwork image will be the $1,000 prize for the winner and the publicity and recognition associated with the official Fog Fest Poster and/or any graphics or designs taken therefrom for other Fog Fest–related use. The poster image and any graphics or designs taken therefrom or utilized by FFOG, Inc., for any reason will be owned by FFOG, Inc. No additional fee or consideration will be paid for any such use by FFOG, Inc. or Sanchez Art Center, beyond the $1,000 prize to the winning artist.


Neither the Sanchez Art Center nor the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. will take possession or control of the original artwork. The winning artist will retain his or her original artwork/digital image, and may keep or sell the original piece and use the digital image. However, the FFOG, Inc. will own the rights to the winning poster submission for exclusive use as the official Fog Fest poster and for any other Fog Fest items, graphics, or souvenirs. By submitting the artwork for the Fog Fest Poster Contest, the winning artist expressly agrees to allow the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. and Sanchez Art Center to use his or her submitted art for any purpose whatsoever related to Fog Fest or the Sanchez Art Center, without restriction or additional consideration.


Use of Imagery/Publicity: The winning artist will provide to Sanchez Art Center a high-resolution image of the winning artwork, a bio, and an artist statement (350 words each max) for Sanchez Art Center and the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. (FFOG, Inc.) to use for publicity purposes. FFOG, Inc. and Sanchez Art Center will send a press release announcing the winner to local media outlets. The winning submission will be utilized for posters, other print media, and may be used in whole or in part as graphics on souvenir items. FFOG, Inc. and Sanchez Art Center will provide display of the Fog Fest posters in business venues throughout Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, and other parts of the Bay Area. Mention on artist websites, blogs, and forums is encouraged.


Exhibition of Original Artwork: The winner’s original artwork may be hung in Sanchez Art Center’s East Gallery as part of the Fog Fest Photo Contest Exhibition. If the piece is sold during the exhibit, SAC will handle sales tax and will collect 30% commission.


Liability: Sanchez Art Center carries art insurance up to a maximum of $150,000 for damage or theft, subject to a deductible of $500 for which the Art Center will not be liable. The artist must agree to accept the terms and conditions of the policy and to release the Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc.; the Sanchez Art Center, its Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and agents; the Art Guild of Pacifica; and the City of Pacifica from any further liability.


Important Dates & Times

Entry Deadline:  Friday, May 18, 2018, 11 pm PDT

Results Notification:  Thursday, May 24, 2018

Due Date for Winner’s Jpeg & Press Materials to Sanchez Art Center:  Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pacific Coast Fog Fest:  September 29–30, 2018


Contact Sanchez Art Center for More Info

Call:  650.355.1894



Visit:  1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA

Gallery Hours:  Fri–Sun 1–5 pm and by appointment during exhibits (except opening Fridays)

Office Hours:  Tues–Thurs 1–5 pm


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