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Albemarle Artist Opportunity!
7/23/2015

This December, the holiday tree at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond will be adorned with ornaments handmade by artisans/artists from communities all over Virginia! Albemarle County is excited to invite our local artist population to participate in a juried competition whereby one ornament reflecting the quality of life and attributes of Albemarle County will be selected to represent our County on the tree. The jury committee will be looking for a one-of-a-kind, handmade ornament that uniquely represents Albemarle County. If selected, the artist will have the distinction of:

  • Having their ornament on display on the tree in the Executive Mansion’s ballroom through the holiday season. During December, they welcome thousands of visitors who come see Virginia's historic "first house" decked out in its holiday décor!
  • Having their ornament featured on the Albemarle County website and promoted on the County’s social media platforms.
  • Meeting the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and being publicly recognized at a January 2016 Board meeting.
  • Upon its return from the Executive Mansion, having the ornament on display at the Crozet Artisan’s Depot for 30 days.

For more information regarding this rare opportunity to help decorate the Governor’s tree, visit www.albemarle.org/ornament. There you can find the detailed call to artists and submission guidelines, review the timeline, and download the entry form.

We hope that you find this an exciting and creative project, and a way to showcase something distinctive about our community.


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