The DCA Promotion Committee is requesting the help of local artists to create art for promotional items that will reflect the character of Downtown Camas. Selected pieces will be used on items such as bags, t-shirts, banners, mugs, cards, and also online and in print. The DCA is asking artists, both adult and student, to submit colorful artwork depicting one of three different themes:

  • Downtown Camas streetscape
  • Camas Car Show
  • Camas Farmer’s Market

Multiple entries are permitted and submissions are due by May 31st.

In addition to their art being showcased on promotional items that will be given as gifts to dignitaries visiting downtown, to welcome new businesses, and for sale at events, each participating artist whose work is chosen will receive recognition on DCA social media, in the downtown weekly newsletter, on the DCA website, and in a press release to local media. The artist will also receive two promotional items that the art is used on.

How to Enter 

  1. Entries must be submitted by email to director@downtowncamas.com.
  2. Art entries can be originally created on computer or on paper, no smaller than 10” x 10”. All entries to be submitted in .jpg or .pdf format, high resolution (300dpi).
  3. The email must include the name, age, postal address, phone number, and email address of the entrant in addition to a brief, two-sentence statement about the art.
  4. The deadline for art entries is 5:00p.m. on May 31st, 2017.
  5. There is no fee to enter.

“This is an engaging way to show community pride and get creative in portraying downtown,” says Carrie Schulstad, Director of the DCA. “Our downtown is beautiful and historic and should make for a compelling subject. It’s also the 10th anniversary of the Camas Farmer’s Market and we would love to see art that shows the color and feel of this event. The Camas Car Show patrons have been asking for commemorative t-shirts for purchase and it will be great to have car shirts showcasing art that was done locally! We hope local artists will have fun with this project and enjoy creating art that conveys the wonderful feel and look of our town.”

All submitted work must be original and not based on any pre-existing design. All Entries will become the sole property of the DCA and may be used at the DCA’s discretion on the DCA web site, social media, print materials and promotional items.

Contact director@downtowncamas.com with any questions, 360-904-0218.

The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and promote Downtown Camas through partnerships, events, beautification and historic preservation projects, economic development, advocacy, and tourism functions.

For a printable info sheet, click here. We can’t wait to see what you create!