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Postcard-worthy – Find Decatur’s “essence”


Postcard-worthy – Find Decatur’s “essence”

Photo courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance
Photo courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance

Photo courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance wants to print a set of postcards designed by residents.

The Arts Alliance is looking for images that capture the “essence” of the city we call home.

“The 2014 Decatur Postcard Project is looking for artists, students, residents, businesses and members of the community who would like to submit images that reflect different aspects of the city,” an announcement from the Arts Alliance says.

The announcement says, “A jury will select the six best pieces for a set of 6 by 4 postcards, which will go on sale in Decatur Visitors Center in May.”

The deadline is April 11. The winners will receive a $150 honorarium and a credit line on the postcard. People who are interested in entering the contest can download the form by clicking here.

The Arts Alliance also has some helpful suggestions about what would make a good subject for a photo or work of art. Suggested topics include:

– Decatur Cemetery

– Old Courthouse

– Plaza sculpture

– The depot/railroad

– Mary Gay House/Log Cabin

– Agnes Scott College

– Decatur “trees” and “doors”

– Pate Street

– Festival scene

– Concerts on the square

– MARTA Plaza

-Houston House/Church Street

– Art Deco Decatur

– Neighborhood Halloween

– Community gardens

– DHS marching band

– Football game

– Decatur’s active senior citizens

– Neighborhood schools

– African drumming group