This information is brought to you by The Creative Action Network. The NWMAC is not affiliated with this group but thought it would be interesting to see if someone from NW Minnesota would be interested in applying. It’s a great opportunity to get your artwork out there. You can click on the link (See America) and it will take you to the artists submission page. Good luck!
In the 1930’s, as part of the New Deal efforts to put artists to work, our government commissioned posters to showcase the country’s most stunning natural features under the banner: “See America.” These iconic images put thousands of artists to work, helped link our natural landscape with our American identity, and live on nearly 100 years later as celebrated works of art.
“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wild life are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people…The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle.” -Franklin Roosevelt
Back in the 30’s, the government commissioned a handful of See America posters for the most famous national parks. But there are hundreds more parks deserving of beautiful artwork to bring the great outdoors and our country’s history to a new generation. That’s why we’re launching a crowdsourced campaign seeking new “See America” posters highlighting the beauty of our natural landscape and historic sites in all 50 states.
Contribute a design depicting your favorite park or natural landmark. All submissions that meet our guidelines (below) will be displayed and made available for purchase (artists receive 40% of all revenue after costs). It usually takes several days for an image to be processed before going live. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“See America” is a project of The Creative Action Network, in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association, and Posters For The People. Exhibitions are being planned across the country.
Grand Portage National Monument
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
North Country National Scenic Trail
Pipestone National Monument
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
Voyageurs National Park