$3000 IN CASH PRIZES - ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017

SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL PRESENTS: 2017 AMERICAN ICON ART COMPETITION

FORGOTTEN AMERICA: PLACES, PEOPLE, THINGS

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 places, people and things that tell a story of the overlooked or forgotten in America.  

Please join us at the American Icon Art Competition tent to experience a multimedia exhibition of Forgotten America: Places. People. Things.

 

 congratulations to our 2017 winners!

1st Place: Kimberly Sutton, "The Oldest Barber Shop"

2nd Place: Lance  Bollinger, "Still Waiting"

3rd Place: Eunice Eunjin Oh, "Abandoned Pier"

4th Place: Gene Dominique, "The Strand Theater"

Honorable Mention: Roger Betka, "Cali-Burbia"

Honorable Mention: Jerry Cotten, "Route 66 Motel"

Honorable Mention: Kerri Warner, "Angels Among Us: Wounded Warrior"

Honorable Mention: Katherine Kennedy, "Classic Steering"


forgotten america

Capturing the people, places and things we've left behind

America was founded on the notion of "new and improved" and its ongoing fascination with everything shiny is no secret. Quite often though, what we once cherished, succumbs to the relentless march of time. People age, machines rust, and thriving cities can become ghost towns.

Yet a quiet beauty always remains. 

This year's American Icon theme"Forgotten America" is your chance to show the world your interpretation of that beauty. A once gleaming, now abandoned and desert-baked car. A proud but lonely veteran. An attic packed with decades of distant memories. Interpret the word "forgotten" as you like and submit what you feel conveys the essence of some one, some where or some thing in America that's been forgotten.

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
  • Using 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, 2017

 $3000 IN CASH PRIZES - ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017