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americans at work: Who. What. Where

Each year, the Sausalito Art Festival asks artists throughout the world to show us their vision of iconic American imagery. 

This year’s Competition is about capturing  the people who make America what it is: the Americans at Work. The diversity of what American workers do, is matched only by who the American workers are, and the locations where they do their work.

Please join us in celebrating Americans at Work and a chance to win cash prizes and have your work exhibited at one of the leading art festivals in America.

americans at work

celebrating the american worker.

who they are. what they do. where they do it.

America is the land of opportunity because it allows those who work hard to be rewarded for their efforts. The American work ethic is legendary and American workers are celebrated for their innovation and productivity

But, it’s not only the successful or celebrated worker that makes America great; the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; the doctor, lawyer, and engineer; the blue, white and pink collars. Those who work inside and those who work outside. On land, sea and air. Rich and poor.

The diversity of what American workers do, is matched only by who the American workers are. Immigrants from all over the world have helped to make America what it is, and continue to do so.

This year’s American Icon Art Competition theme “Americans at Work” is your chance to show the world your interpretation of the American worker. Who they are. What they do. Where they do it.

The American Icon Art Competition is an opportunity to foster the personal expression of American imagery:

  • We seek submissions by both professional and amateur artists
  • Open to photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media
  • World-recognized and long-established artists and creative professionals will judge all entries
  • Cash prizes of $3,000
  • Winners will be exhibited at the world famous Sausalito Art Festival over Labor Day Weekend
  • Deadline to enter is July 31, 2018
  • All proceeds from the Sausalito Art Festival and the American Icon Art Competition are used to promote the arts through scholarships, grants, education programs and public events that encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community