Easton Farmers’ Market keeps an eye out for artists

July 21, 2012 by  

The Easton Farmers’ Market is on the lookout for artists who can capture the essence of fresh, local produce.

Across the country, more and more people are embracing farmers’ markets. As demand for high-quality, locally-grown produce rises, the Easton Farmers’ Market is looking for a way to puts its mission into pictures.

The market is holding a contest for local artists, entitled the ‘Art of the Market’ competition. In a news release this week, the market said it was looking for:

“[Art that] conveys its mission to support sustainable agriculture and stimulate community revitalization.”

Any theme or idea is welcome, as long as it somehow relates to the market. Ideas include images of fruits and vegetables or images of animals grazing in the pasture.

Winners of the contest will receive cash prizes. The grand prize winner will see their art reproduced as a poster for the 2013 market season, so Easton area poster printing companies might want to get ready for the winning artwork.

Each entry must be submitted on a piece of 16 x 20 inch archival art board. Other forms will not be accepted. The market is providing the boards to anyone who wants to enter the contest. Artists are invited to pick up a board during market hours, which are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. On weekdays, artists can pick up boards at Connexions Gallery, Mercantile Home, or Just Around the Corner, all located in Easton.

The contest’s deadline is August 25. Submissions can be dropped off at the market on Saturdays or at the Easton Main Street Initiative on Third Street during the week.