Completed Calls to Artists: Light Pole Banner Designs

CAll to Artists Winner Announcement 2022  Light Pole Banners

2021-22 Banner Designs

The City of Mount Dora's Public Arts Commission thanks all who submitted their designs to the Call to Artists for Light Pole Banner Designs. The Commission is grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm demonstrated by the diverse pool of artists who contributed to the project. After several rounds of voting, Commission members made their final decision at their February 22, 2022 meeting, choosing three designs from three separate artists (one design per artist) whose work will be displayed on new banners throughout the City later this year. Commission members agreed the decision was difficult; so many wonderful works of art were submitted. The Commission appreciates the efforts of all who responded and hopes that you will continue to submit your work as future opportunities are made known.

Thanks again for participating in our Call to Artists, and for sharing your talents with our City.

2019 Banner Designs

The City put out the Call to Artists in August 2019,for banner designs to be displayed on the light poles throughout the City. Out of 46 artists who submitted, 3 were chosen for their designs:

•    Christine Smith of Umatilla – “The Sunset”

•    Cathy Shoemaker of Mount Dora – “Donnelly House”

•    Matt Hyland of Mount Dora – “Sunset on the Lake”

Their banner designs were picked by a panel of judges from the Mount Dora Public Arts Commission to be used Citywide, based on illustrations of the City’s tagline, "Someplace Special." Each winner received an $800 cash prize.