Two Roads is asking mural and street artists to show us what taking the “Road Less Traveled” looks like to them. Artists will compete for the chance to win $250 and have their art immortalized at Christy’s Irish Pub (Christy's will pay for all materials!) in New Haven. We’d like to see your best “street art” work and we will pick the Top 10 artists to contend for the opportunity to paint the back patio fence of Christy’s, pictured below!


 
This CONNArtist contest has three phases:

PHASE 1 – SUBMIT YOUR CURRENT WORK!
  • We’re asking graffiti artists to submit a photo sample of their current work(s) at TwoRoadsBrewing.com/CONNArtistNewHaven
  • All submissions are due by April 16th
  • On April 18th Two Roads in conjunction with a panel of local artists and staff from New Haven's own Artspace pick up to 10 Artists to move on to PHASE 2 of the contest.
 
PHASE 2DESIGN THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED!
  • We’ll supply the 10 competing artists with a wooden “canvas” to show us what “Taking the Road Less Traveled” means to them
  • Artist must incorporate Two Roads branding into their work. (Two Roads primary logo assets are available for download on this page - click here. Peruse our "Beers" section for specific product branding and imagery.)
  • Artist must also include a description/explanation of their work
  • The piece should represent a sample of what the artist would do on Christy’s fence
  • Artists will have approximately a month to complete their submissions and turn in their “canvas” to Two Roads Brewing at 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT by May 10th at 5pm.
 
PHASE 3 – GRAFFITI GALLERY
  • All 10 submissions will be on display at Christy’s Irish Pub on June 9th for an open “Gallery Night”
  • Customers and a Panel of Two Road Judges will vote on their favorite submissions
  • Up to 3 winners will be chosen to transfer and expand their work to a section of Christy’s Irish Pub’s outdoor patio fence
  • Winner(s) will also receive $250
 
Contest winner(s) will work with Two Roads and Christy’s to blow out and finalize their graffiti concept for a public unveiling at Christy’s Pub on June 9th.
 
For any further inquiry, please contact Jared Emerling:
Jared.emerling@tworoadsbrewing.com


Below are the official rules of the CONNArtist New Haven Contest:
 
ALL ARTISTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
Contest open to U.S. residents of DC, ME, VT, NH, NY, MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and VA with the stipulation that all contest materials must be picked up from Two Roads and Phase 2 submissions must be dropped off at Two Roads. Artist also agrees to be present to complete the work for Christy’s Irish Pub by June 7th, 2018. Neither Two Roads nor Christy’s is fiscally responsible for transportation to and from the installation location.
Two Roads Brewing will accept submissions for Phase 1 until 11:59 PM on April 16th, 2018
A panel of Two Roads judges will select the top 10 artist based on their current work to compete in Phase 2 of the contest.
All Phase 2 competing artists must supply a physical sample of their proposed work on the approved “canvas” provided by Two Roads- please note – canvas must be picked up by the artist and will not be shipped out by Two Roads.
Phase 2 entries must be dropped off at Two Roads Brewing Co. no later than 5pm on May 10th, 2018.
All artwork must be an original concept of the artist. 
ART GUIDELINES
  • Art should depict subject matter relating to the artist’s own “Road Less Traveled” interpretation.
  • Two Roads brand icons and info is available on this webpage and must be incorporated into their submission and final work.
  • Submission should reflect a small sample of what the artist would create on Christy’s outdoor patio
Gallery Night/WINNER SELECTION
  • All competing artwork will be displayed at Christy’s Irish Pub on May 12th starting at 5pm.
  • Winner(s) will be selected based on a combination of customer voting and scores from Two Roads and Christy’s Panel of Judges.
  • Judging criteria for the Panel is as follows and is equally weighted: APPEARANCE - Visually attractive, DESIGN - appropriate use of design elements (form, line, color, texture), ORIGINALITY/CREATIVITY, WORKMANSHIP - Good technique/Item appropriately finished, SUBJECT - Item fits into category/theme of contest.
Failing to follow any of these rules or guidelines will result in immediate disqualification. By submitting your artwork you agree to the rules listed on this page and agree to comply with all contest terms stipulated by Two Roads Brewing Company. These rules are subject to change.
 
PRIZES
  • (1) Grand Prize – up to 3 winners will be chosen as our Grand Prize Winner(s) and will design and install their work at Christy’s Irish Pub. Each winner will also receive the amount of $250.00 USD. Winning artists will submit final designs concepts to Two Roads and Christy’s for final approval prior to art installation. By accepting the Grand Prize, artist(s) agree to complete their concept and art installation at Christy’s Pub by June 7th 5pm working within approved hours from Christy’s Pub, to be ready for public display on June 8th.
  • (1) First Prize – one first prize winner, chosen by the most customer votes will be given a Two Roads prize pack including (1) Private tour for up to 10 people, (1) Set of Two Roads Glassware and (1) $25 Two Roads Gift Card


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