SPARC lights the flame with logo contest

It’s out of the frying pan and into the flame as the North Okanagan’s newest arts organization kicks off its first official event with a logo contest.

Officially established and recognized as a society as of this fall, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Arts Council Society (SPARC) is looking for submissions from area artists to design a logo that best reflects the artistic community it represents.

“The purpose of having an arts council is to support and address the needs of artists in our community,” said Angela Passmore, one of five board of director members with SPARC.  “Our intention is to make art more accessible to our community and to make it easier to be an artist.”

Those submitting a logo should also keep in mind the broad spectrum of artists SPARC aims to represent, including painters, sculptors, dancers, theatre artists, weavers, musicians, performers, potters, ceramicists, blacksmiths, woodworkers, quilters, young artists, senior artists, the list goes on, added Passmore.

The logo contest is open to residents of Armstrong, Spallumcheen and surrounding districts and may include up to three colours, but can also be black and white or grayscale. Those submitting may factor in contact information and/or text, as well as an image, with font suggestion.

The logo can be any orientation, however, digital submissions must be between 600-and-800 DPI (dots per inch) and in JPEG format. Original renderings must be no less than six inches wide and suitable for reduced scale usage.

Those wishing to submit a logo design can e-mail sparcartscouncil@gmail.com or mail their submission to 3030 Murison Pl., Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B4.

Logo designs are due Feb. 24, and the winning design will be announced two weeks later at a venue to be announced.

“There are great prizes to be won,” said Passmore.

SPARC is also inviting the public to become a member. Cost is $10 per year and those who join will receive all newsletters and be notified of, and invited to, all SPARC events.

Membership forms can be requested by e-mail and they are also available at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

“Member or not, we invite you to send us your comments and questions,” said Passmore. “Help us shape our local arts council into a rich and viable society that serves this community to the highest possible standard.”


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