The City Main Street Department and the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition have announced the creation of the new “Perfect Bloom” art contest.
The aim of the contest is to select a work of art that will be printed as a limited-edition art poster to be sold during Rose Season 2013.
All artists of traditional media are invited to enter the contest. Digital images on CD/DVD must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. The winner will be announced at a special event in late September.
Only original works of art may be submitted, and only the artist who produced the work may enter an image.
“We are very excited to launch this latest arts project,” said Beverly Abell, director of Tyler Main Street. Two years ago, several entities began to work together to declare all of October as Rose Season in honor of the Texas Rose Festival and Tyler’s rose heritage.
“Our part in the past has included our gallery shows, Festival on the Square and last year’s inaugural Downtown Tyler Film Festival,” Abell said. “Now, we are adding ‘Perfect Bloom’ to that mix.”
Complete details of how to enter may be found at the City of Tyler website,, go to the Main Street Department page and then click on the blue “Perfect Bloom” tab. Details are also available by calling the gallery at (903) 593-6905.