Full-size via PDF: Letters of Orillia Artist Entry form
1st, $10,000 — Kathy Godfrey, Chair/page #19, The Pathway Home
2nd, $5,000 — Angela Fraser, Chair/page #17, Proud to Call Home
3rd, $2,500 — Bernie Logan, Chair/page #31, Night and Day
4th, $1,500 — Ted Laughlin, Chair/page #26, Leacock The Chair
5th, $1,000 — Heather Hauck, Chair/page #22, Spirit of Leacock
$3,000 — Laura Carter, Chair/page #12, Sunshine Sketcher
$50 gift certificate — Nancy Lem, Chair/page #27, Birds of a Feather
- Sand the Chair lightly with about 240 Grit Sandpaper.
- Use good-quality Acrylic (suitable for outdoors) or Exterior Latex Paints.
- Please only use: Flecto Varathane / Water based / Diamond Clear / Exterior Use.
- Chair will need 4 – 6 Coats!
– We will be sealing the lexan panel to the Chair armrests at a later date.
– You can unscrew and remove the ‘top piece’ of the Chair armrests to paint and work inside these armrests.
– And … to avoid any confusion: the bulk of your design goes on the Chair ‘cushions’ (and I suggest working on these first); however, the entire Chair needs to be painted (or decoupaged, decorated, etc.).
PHOTOS for the Guidebook
- Photos will be taken at your studio or residence between May 21 – 31.
- We will be in touch to schedule this (headshot of each artist / Chair).
KEEP YOUR SPONSOR in the Loop
- We need our Sponsors to continue the Streets Alive project!
- Please thank them and send them email and photo updates.
BUILDING THE HYPE / PROMOTING THE PROJECT!
- Voting on the Chairs is by ‘People’s Choice’! The more people that know about your Chair, the more voting will take place.
- HOW? Get all of your contacts to join the Orillia Streets Alive Facebook Group. (Don’t underestimate the power of social media!)
- Post photos of your Chair coming to life on our Facebook page.
- Tweet / Blog / Email / Write / Talk about YOUR Chair and the project at every opportunity! It takes ALL of us to build the 2012 Leacock Chairs project to its full potential! Let’s rock this town
Here’s a note from the Streets Alive chairperson, Leslie Fournier:
Chair pick-up begins tomorrow. Instructions are below. For those who emailed asking for their chair to be delivered: this will happen on Wednesday / Thursday / Friday of this week. To help offset the cost of gas for our volunteer driver, the Delivery Charge is $10 if you live in town and $20 if you are out of town.
- Chairs are available beginning on April 10 (from 10am to noon and from 4pm to 7pm).
- Pick-up location is 3 Royce Ave, Orillia (off of Queen St. W. / near the old Canadian Tire Building). This is our chairmaker Ron Schell’s studio. Ron has Unit #5 — pull around the back side of the building.
- Please make every effort to pick up your chair (you need a pickup truck OR empty van).
- If you can NOT get your chair and need it delivered, send me an email, please!
- Cushions are removable from the chairs (so you can work on the cushions separately).
- Chairs come primed grey.
- Good-quality acrylics or exterior latex both work (but feel free to share ideas / paint choices and suppliers among yourselves, ‘artists to artists’).
- Finished chairs need to be coated with varathane (we will give you the best product name when you pick up your chair).
- Artists will have approximately SIX WEEKS to paint their chairs.
- Finished chairs will be photographed May 21–31.
- We will have your cheques ($300) for you when you pick up your chairs. (Twenty-five of the cheques will be post-dated to May 1 and 12 to June 1 to allow us to get all of the sponsorship money collected).
We now have 34 individual sponsors on board. And we are thrilled to announce a special sponsorship of the 2012 Juried Prize of $3,000 by Leon’s Furniture of Orillia.
A binder of the colour-photocopied designs accepted by Streets Alive! for sponsor selection is now available at Apple Annie’s Cafe on Mississaga Street in downtown Orillia.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of A Small Town, the Leacock Museum has released a souvenir calendar. It features 12 cartoons that appeared in the Montreal Star when Sunshine Sketches first appeared in newspaper serialized form.