Would you like to be the Festival of the Cranes cover artist for our 33rd Festival Brochure?

We want to thank everyone that has submitted photos into our 2020 Festival of the Cranes Brochure art contest. Unfortunately, we have some difficult news to share.  In light of recent announcements by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which indicate that COVID-19 could have a resurgence in the fall and could also very likely develop into a seasonal illness, the Executive Board of Friends of Bosque del Apache has made the very difficult decision to cancel the Festival of the Cranes for 2020.

We will reach out to everyone that has already submitted art and ask them if we can show their art on our Festival of the Cranes Facebook page. We will save these outstanding artworks for our 2021 contest and reopen the contest with a new deadline of March 30th, 2021.

Friends are calling for sandhill crane artwork in any medium: paintings, digital, printmaking, mixed media, two or three-dimensional art, photography, as well as any other. Photographs can be unaltered originals or edited. Friends also offer a free Expo booth or table during Festival, where the featured artist of the year can sell their artwork, from postcards to originals.

Art requirements:

  • Send us a jpeg file of your entries by March 30th, 2021.
  • Please email art as a file attachment to Art@Friendsofbosquedelapache.org
  • Send a medium jpeg file – size to 1-5 MB.
  • Upon winning, the applicant will be asked to send a high-resolution file of at least 300 dpi. The winner will be contacted by May 22nd, 2019.

Friends will keep all art submissions for future consideration. Because the brochure is printed in a traditional vertical/portrait (8.5″ x 11″) format, all submissions must be able to fill that space; however, please do not be discouraged from sending us your art if you do not know how to make it fit. We can help. We design the brochure cover and have experience with art of all shapes and sizes. A brochure cover mockup is not necessary for art submission.

By entering your artwork, you are providing Friends non-exclusive “right of use” including edited versions for promotional and commercial activities. Friends typically sell merchandise featuring the cover art during the Festival that the contestant won, as well as the following year.