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Call for Submissions: Your Art on Our Chocolate

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffle with 1OVE heart motifs Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffle with 1OVE heart motifs

We've got a new artistic medium for you, chocolate!

Last Valentine's Day, we featured the artwork of Christina Nitche on our raspberry truffles. We're looking for new artwork and are currently requesting design submissions. The artist we select will be paid $250 and have their work featured on our 2011 Valentine's Day collection.

To be considered for selection, send an application email to zahra@hedonistchocolates.com by 11/15/10 with the following information:
1) A short paragraph describing your Valentine's Day themed concept. You can read about last year's collection to get an idea of what we have done in the past. We're looking for something different and fun.
2) A description of the design you are proposing to be printed on the chocolate truffles and how it supports your concept
3) Attach a sketch of your proposed design
4) An artist's statement, describing who you are and what kind of work you do, and a link to your portfolio or examples of your work
5) Your name, phone number, email address

Final Design Requirements
The design must be one or two color, selected from this list.
It must be in vector format (created in Adobe Illustrator or a similar program)
It can be a repeating allover pattern (example), a series of individual 1 inch x 1 inch designs (see image above) or some combination of both.

If your design is selected, you commit to providing not only the final design for printing on the chocolate, but also design of supporting materials to promote it including a color tag to go on the chocolate box, a black and white informational sheet describing the concept/collection to go inside the chocolate box and a flier to promote the collection (see Timeline below for links to examples).

By submitting your application, you agree that the selected design and accompanying materials will be for the exclusive use of Hedonist Artisan Chocolates. However, Hedonist will always promote the design with the artist's name and information.

Our Commitment
Hedonist will promote the selected artist and the collection with a press release, a chocolate tasting event/art exhibit at our South Wedge shop in early February 2011, announcements on our facebook/twitter pages and to our substantial email list. We will sell the collection on our website as well as in our shop. Additionally, we will pay the artist $250 for their work.

Timeline
November 15, 2010: Design applications due to Hedonist

December 1, 2010: Selected artist chosen by Hedonist

December 15, 2010: Final design due to Hedonist, date selected for chocolate tasting to promote the collection

January 1, 2011: Color tag (tag example), informational sheet and event flier (flier example) designs due to Hedonist

January 7, 2011: Truffles with artwork made and photographed by Hedonist

January 15, 2011: Press release announcing the collection and tasting event date (written by Hedonist) is sent to media, collection is available for sale in the Hedonist shop and online

February 11 or 12, 2011: Tasting event hosted at Hedonist shop

February 15, 2011: Artist is paid $250 by Hedonist

For More Information
Contact Zahra Langford zahra@hedonistchocolates.com

 
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