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May 19, 2014 10:50 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton Arts Council Asks For Logo Design

May 19, 2014 7:14 PM

The newly created East Hampton Arts Council is seeking a brand new logo, and its members are asking the public to help.

The design that wins the contest will be used for the council’s public image and for use on its website and social media.

According to Kate Mueth, who is one of 12 council members, putting it to the community is a way not only to get the word out about the council but to get artists involved. “It’s very exciting to be part of that engagement in the arts community, in a fundamental way,” she said.

A winning logo needs to have the letters “EHAC” on it and must be “energized, electric and exciting,” Ms. Mueth said.

“We want it to be a symbol of the energy of the arts community in East Hampton,” she continued, adding that it could be anything. “Once you peel back the layers of the struggle, at the core of it you get this kind of heartbeat from the artist that is unquenchable. You can’t stop it. It’s like the ocean waves.”

All submissions are due by June 27, and the winner likely will be chosen in early July and will receive a $100 gift card to the Golden Eagle art store in East Hampton Village.

The council was created in 2013 to advise East Hampton Town on issues within the performing and visual arts communities.

Ms. Mueth said there had been a lack of financial support for the arts in the town since its fiscal crisis a few years back. Now it’s harder for artists to rent or find studio or exhibition space, and there’s less funding for arts education, she added.

She said the council has many goals to fix these issues, including the possibility of turning the old Boys Harbor camp into a center for the arts. “It could be great for classes,” she said. “We have to save the building, because the town is ready to knock it down.”

She said the town is aware of their interest and won’t knock it down just yet, but the council would need to raise about $150,000 to fix it up and get it up to code.

She said the first step, besides finding donors, is to select a logo so that people will become familiar with the council and its desire to help artists and performers in the artistic heart of the Hamptons.

“If we are not supporting grassroots arts initiatives, we’re not helping the voice of tomorrow in the art world,” she said. “There are artists going out into the world saying they started in East Hampton—that’s a huge thing for East Hampton.”

All entries must be sent in JPG files, no larger than 300 MB, to easthamptonartscouncil@gmail.com. Include “logo contest submission” in the subject line.

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The Arts Council needs help designing a logo???
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on May 19, 14 2:52 PM
Probably trying to avoid double standards?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on May 19, 14 4:05 PM
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Most people are.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on May 19, 14 5:19 PM
Yes, as we are here to engage, help and be a liasion to the EH Town Board for local artists, we are very excited about opening up this opportunity (because opportunity matters, yes?) to our huge artistic community. What's not to like about that? It's called community engagement and we'll be offering more of it as we grow.
By louise (13), East Hampton on May 27, 14 12:50 PM
< < < Maybe somthing like this...

Just Day Dreaming...
May 19, 14 8:30 PM appended by joe hampton
Its a EHAC unmanned aerial vehicle searching the town for talent
By joe hampton (3461), southampton on May 19, 14 8:30 PM