2021 Fiestecita Poster Contest

Fiestecita Poster Contest
One $1000 Prize to be Awarded

Our long tradition of Fiesta posters is a Las Vegas cultural treasure.

This year, our Fiestas will be very different, but our love for the heritage they represent will never change.

The theme for the 4th of July Celebration 2021 will be “COVID HEROES” and the poster should honor our city’s determination to not only survive but thrive under and above the circumstances of the last year.

  • Doctors, nurses, medical professionals, pharmacists, including health care support workers such as orderlies, phlebotomists, delivery systems
  • Direct care workers such as home health and personal care aides
  • Health care service workers such as housekeepers and cooks
  • Firemen, policemen, EMTs, and all their support staff
  • Grocery store employees
  • Parents, teachers, students, tutors, day care workers
  • Homeless shelters and food distribution centers
  • Nursing homes and hospice workers
  • Funeral services
  • Every single human who cooperated with the mandates and masks and curfews, and cooperated for the good of the community.

We are calling this year’s event Fiestecitas instead of Fiestas because we want to acknowledge that until we can gather together in unlimited numbers, con abrazos y besos, sin máscaras, it’s not quite the same. But the heart and soul of our celebration, honoring our history and traditions, will never ever change.  It will be better than last year, but not as good as next year.

If the pandemic surges, and the governor does not drop restrictions due to safety concerns, our 2021 Fiestecitas may still be cancelled at the last possible minute.  But the poster will live forever, along with todas de las cosas importantes:  memorias, amor a la familia, y seguridad. ¡Que vivan las Fiestas!

We are looking for an 11” x 17” vertical poster that is vibrant, positive, and proud. Only original, hand-drawn painted or colored work will be eligible, no photographs or digital submissions, please.

The artist must be a current resident of San Miguel County.

Considerations for selection will include artistic quality, originality, relevance (message), mechanics (spelling and grammar).

The words, HEROES 2020-2021 must be included, along with Las Vegas, NM 4th of July Fiestecitas.  We will add logos on the lower right-hand corner of the image.  The winner will receive a $1000 prize.

The posters must NOT be signed for consideration. We will assign a number to each one so the winner can be selected without partiality, and we will credit the artist after selection is made.

Images of the art must be submitted electronically using the submission form below before midnight on June 19.  The winner will be notified ASAP, and arrangements will be made for the original to be delivered to Gallery 140, 140 Bridge Street.

The original painting or drawing will remain the property of the City of Las Vegas, and all proceeds from the 2021 sales of the poster will go to the Las Vegas Fiesta Advisory Committee. The winner will receive a print of the original art, and a check for $1000.

2021 Fiestecita Poster Contest Submission Form
In a few sentences, please tell us about yourself and your work. This will be used on our website and in promotions.
Your personal contact information above is for our use, and not available to the public without your permission. If you win, we will provide some or all of the information below as we celebrate your work. Please provide all that you have available.

Sending the digital image: Electronic submission is required (Slides and images on CD’s will not be reviewed)  Take your BEST shot!
We would appreciate it if you would include an image of you, either a selfie, or another photo of you.  The other image will be of the work you plan to submit for the show.

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ENTRY WITH A DIGITAL CAMERA (cell phones are allowed) or send us a digital copy of your photograph. Only digital entries of artwork will be accepted. The selection committee will decide the winner by viewing digital entries only. You are encouraged to use a good digital camera (3.0 Mega Pixels or higher suggested).  We have support for artists unfamiliar with pixels and dpi.  ASK!

File format: .JPG files, File Resolution: High; 300 dpi, 1200 pixels on longest side preferred but not mandatory; file may be used for reproduction and online promotion so it needs to be of good quality.

File Naming Instructions: Please name or rename your image file, using  the artist’s last name and first name. Example: JohnsonPatricia.jpg

In text box above image file below, we need this information exactly like this example:
Artist Name | Medium  (Example: Patricia Johnson | Oil or Patricia Johnson | Multimedia Collage.

(Remember, the selection committee will NOT see your name.)

Provide a brief description of or inspiration to be used for online promotion.

Important Dates
Entry/Deadline for submissions:  Deadline 6/19/21

By submitting this entry and if your work is selected, you agree to deliver your work to Las Vegas Arts Council’s Gallery 140 by appointment,  following all COVID-19 precautions.  Wear a facemask and  observe social distancing as much as possible.

If you have any questions or need information please contact us.

Susie Tsyitee, Gallery Director, lvac@lasvegasartscouncil.org
(505) 425-1085 Office message phone

Thanks!  When you have reviewed all your answers and entries, please click “Submit.”