Toothman Ford Helps Keep Art Alive for Grafton-Area Youth

Posted at Wed, Sep 3, 2014 10:19 PM

Toothman Ford will shine a very bright spotlight on local students Saturday, November 8, as we host Artomobiles, a signature Ford-themed art show.

We’re keeping art alive as part of a long-standing commitment to supporting and uplifting area youth through a variety of local projects and events. Through Artomobiles, we’re hoping to foster creative minds as they examine the century-long impact of the Ford Motor Company through artistic interpretation.

“Ford is iconic and art is certainly timeless,” remarked JR Toothman, owner. “We’re excited to see talented local artists depict that relationship through mixed-media,” he later stated.

Artomobiles participants are advised to follow and closely adhere to the guidelines below as they develop art that expresses the rich history and promising future of the Ford Motor Company.

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Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3PM at Toothman Ford

Purpose:The purpose of the Ford-themed Art Contest is to recognize the artistic achievements of area children, teens and young adults in a way that will illuminate the history, craftsmanship and innovation of the Ford Motor Company.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all children, teens and young adults, aged 6 to 18, that live in the Grafton area and are currently enrolled in the Taylor County School System. The contest will be independently judged based on adherence, technique, personal expression, organization and fusion. All applicants must be available to present their artwork on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Prize: All winning entrants will receive awards appropriate to their grade level. First-prize winning art will be kept and displayed at the discretion of Toothman Ford. All other art will be returned to the student following the culmination of contest events.

Originality: All work must be created by the student. The entry must be conceptualized and completed by the student. If judging panel has any doubt as to the originality of the piece, it will not be accepted.

Guidelines:

  • Submit only one piece of artwork per student.
  • Maximum entry size is 24 inches by 36 inches, not including matting. Minimum entry size is 8 inches by 10 inches, not including matting.
  • Entries that have been electronically produced or altered in any way are not eligible.
  • Artwork must be completely dry or fixed.
  • Works on paper should be matted to protect the artwork. Works on stretched canvas or canvas board do not need to be matted.
  • No framed artwork.

Judging Criteria:

  • Adherence: The submitted artwork must highlight the history, craftsmanship and/or innovation of the Ford Motor Company.
  • Technique: The student uses both media and tools competently to create an original, themed piece.
  • Personal Expression: The evidence of imagination, creativity, and individuality is clear.
  • Organization: Student understands the elements and the principles of art, effectively selecting those which clearly enhance the overall quality of the work.
  • Fusion: The work successfully combines technique, expression, and organization to achieve an effective result.

Categories: Artwork will be divided based upon the age of contestants at the time of submission. In each division, two prizes will be given: a second-place runner up prize and a first-place, cash award.

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