Poster Contest Deadline Changed to December 20

Once again, Grand Valley Artists will be choosing the design for the Reeds Lake Art Festival poster from members’ original artwork submissions. Winning posters will be chosen based on how well they capture the viewer’s attention and motivate them to participate in or attend the Reeds Lake Art Festival. Artwork will be judged on creativity, originality, vibrancy of images, and a strong marketing message that promotes both GVA and the Reeds Lake Festival.

The entries can be printed and ready for display or submitted as a digital file, in either a JPEG, PDF or PNG format. The file is recommended to be 1080 pixels to show the judges, but must be at least 3900 x 5700 to print as a 13" wide x19" tall poster.

Send your digital images to or drop original artwork off at GVA by December 20, 2019. Voting will be done by GVA members at critique in January.
The poster must include the following words (or space for the words):

Grand Valley Artists presents the

55th Annual Reeds Lake Art Festival

Gaslight Village, East Grand Rapids

June 20, 2020

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

For more information about our organization, go to

Only original artwork will be considered.

Contact Linda Scarborough (616) 570-8796 or