Trail Art

Trail Art

2022 TrailArt Design Winner

Scott working on art
“Trail Art” is an initiative by the Town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation Department that combines the arts with the natural beauty of our greenways and trails. We’ll be placing two art pieces a day, somewhere along our greenways, for the entire month of June.
In our Call for Artists, we asked for original artwork in a suitable medium that can be placed outside (either on a tree limb or on the ground) and is small enough to be carried by hand. We also asked that each piece be individually unique but allowed for the reflection of one to three different themes. Finally, we asked the artists to indicate the price for creating these pieces of art.
We had a total of 4 artists submit designs for our 2022 TrailArt program. The Rolesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board chose Scott Partridge as the winner for his unique designs.
Scott Partridge was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1973, and the path to his current home in Charlotte, North Carolina has taken him through Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He works in both traditional and digital media. His imagery, whether highly abstracted or representative, is largely drawn from the natural world, with biomorphic shapes and living things predominant. His influences are artists such as Miro, and the surrealists, as well as natural history illustrators such as John James Audubon and Charley Harper.
His decorative works are designed primarily on a computer, although frequently a combination of methods finds its way into the final product. Typically he will print the image in color and decoupage it onto a panel, often clear coating the print as a final step. For more information about Scott or to see more of his artwork, visit his website or follow him on Social Media @ScottPartridgeArt
Starting June 1st, and for the entire month of June, we will be placing 2 pieces of Scott Partridge’s Art (examples are pictured below) somewhere along the trails of Main Street Park and Mill Bridge Nature Park. If you find the art, you get to keep it! Let us know you found it by posting a selfie and tagging us @RolesvilleNCPR and Scott at @ScottPartridgeArt, don’t forget to use #TrailArt.

Owl Art  Bird Art  Bird 2

Examples of TrailArt that will be placed on the greenways.

art 1  art 2

 


2022 Design Competition

Application

“Trail Art” is an initiative by the Town of Rolesville Parks and Recreation Department that combines the arts with the natural beauty of our greenways and trails. We’ll be placing two art pieces a day, somewhere along our greenways, for the entire month of June. These small works of art could be anything from pottery sculptures, glasswork, ceramics, or gourds. Those who find the treasures, get to keep them!

Specifications for Submission of Artwork

We’re looking for artists to submit a sample of original artwork in a suitable medium that can be placed outside (either on a tree limb or on the ground) and is small enough to be carried by hand. The artist selected must be able to produce 80-100 pieces of the artwork before May 27, 2022. Artists should provide the costs for pieces on the application and submit a sample of each theme or pattern.

Each piece should be individually unique but may reflect one to three different themes.

You may incorporate any, all, or none of the following into your design:

  • The Town of Rolesville logo, or elements of or reference to, the logo
  • Other Town symbols like the Main Street Gazebo
  • Trees, leaves, birds, walkways, or other symbols represent nature

Entries should be delivered by hand to:
Rolesville Town Hall
502 Southtown Cir.
Rolesville, NC 27571

OR mailed to:
PO Box 250
Rolesville, NC 27571
Attn: Special Events Coordinator - Trail Art

The application can be filled out online at https://www.cognitoforms.com/TownOfRolesville/ArtistApplication2022. Please print the confirmation email and include it with your sample artwork. Questions should be directed to Kristen Stafford, Special Events Coordinator, Kristen.Stafford@rolesville.nc.gov or call 919-554-6582, ext. 120.

Process

All entries (application and sample artwork) must be received by March 18, 2022. An artist may submit up to three different samples. Designs will be judged by a panel, which may include representatives from the Town of Rolesville, local artists, or graphic design professionals.

The winning artist will be notified by April 4, 2022.

Recognition

The winning artwork/design will be used as the “Trail Art” artwork and will be placed along the Main Street Park and Millbridge Park greenway system during the entire month of June 2022.

The winning artwork/design becomes the property of the Town of Rolesville, which reserves the right to make modifications as necessary; use the image on additional products, such as ornaments, and in various and all promotional material; and make use of the image in perpetuity for promotional purposes.

The winning artist will receive:

  • recognition on the Town of Rolesville website
  • a story in the RolesvilleREC guide
  • media recognition via a press release
  • compensation for up to 100 pieces of artwork

The artist agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Rolesville from and against any damages or losses sustained as a result of any design that is not original. The Town of Rolesville reserves the right to decline the selection of all entries.

 

 

Example

Trail Art turtles from 2021 in the mulch