National Coloring Book Day

Have some fun! In honor of National Coloring Book Day on August 2, 2017, the Yellowstone Art Museum will hold a coloring marathon from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come and go throughout the entire day. You’re welcome to bring your personal coloring book and tools from home to work on at the museum. 

At the same time, the YAM will introduce an artists’ coloring book, with each page designed by a different regional artist. Selections will be juried and there is a small honorarium for artists chosen by the jury. Coloring supplies and the coloring book will be available for purchase.

 

Information for submitting artists
The deadline for submission of your finished drawing(s) will be Friday, May 26, 2017. 

How to submit your drawing for the coloring book jury:

Submission is free. Artists may submit up to two (2) drawings for the jury’s consideration using the application form below and then by sending your artwork by email to Dixie at artinfo@artmuseum.org or by mailing a CD. See more information and read the notes and specifications carefully on the online application below. 

Please keep your drawings family-friendly.  The coloring book will be marketed for both adults’ and children’s use. Please sign your work in the live area in the dimensions. Each accepted artist will receive an honorarium of $100 and five copies of the coloring book as a small token of our appreciation. Each artist’s name will be included in the table of contents and biography in the back pages of the coloring book.  

Drawings must be black on white and proportioned to print on a vertical page with a “live” area of 10 x 7.5 inches (h x w), with no bleeds.  Submit only high-resolution Tiffs (Tagged Image File Format), in Grayscale mode at 300 dpi, (3225 x 2475  pixel dimensions) at full document size of 10.75 x 8.25 inches. Coloring book artwork template (425KB PNG)

YAM Coloring Book Artwork Submission Application

  • Please keep your drawings family-friendly. The coloring book will be marketed for both adults’ and children’s use. Please sign your work in the live area in the dimensions. Drawings must be black on white and proportioned to print on a vertical page with a “live” area of 10" h x 7.5" w, with no bleeds. Submit only high-resolution Tiffs (Tagged Image File Format), in Grayscale mode at 300 dpi, (3225 x 2475 pixel dimensions) at full document size of 10.75" h x 8.25" w. See link above to download the template.
  • Artwork Tiff files must be properly labeled with Artist Last Name, First Name, Artwork Label (or title). After your application is submitted please send your artwork by email to Dixie Yelvington at artinfo@artmuseum.org. If the image is too large to email, you can email a link to a Dropbox, Google Drive, or One Drive folder with downloadable artwork files. Another option is to mail or deliver digital artwork on a CD to the Yellowstone Art Museum at 401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101. Please make sure all artwork is to the specifications above to allow for the best print quality.
  • All selected artists will receive an honorarium of $100 and five copies of the coloring book as a small token of our appreciation. Also, each artist’s name will be included in the table of contents and biography in the back pages of the coloring book. You, as the submitting artist, retain copyright in their drawings. If the jury selects your work, submission of your work shall constitute an agreement on your part to grant a non-exclusive license to the Yellowstone Art Museum to reproduce your drawing in the coloring book, which the YAM may elect to reprint as long as it continues to sell.
  • Please press submit only once. Successful submissions will be returned with the message "Thank you for your application!" and followed up with an email confirmation.
 

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