As an adjunct to the Yellowstone Art Museum’s exhibition Harold Schlotzhauer: The Shape of Motion, which features many sports decks including skateboards, the museum announces an open call to all area skateboarders living in south-central Montana to compete in 360°, a skateboard design competition and exhibition.
Application forms and design templates are available at the museum’s front reception desk or can be downloaded from the museum’s web site: artmuseum.org. All completed entries must be received by the museum no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. All family-friendly entries will be exhibited on the gallery walls May 3-29, 2016. Entries will be judged by museum visitors. Entries will be accepted in three age categories: 5-12, 13-17, and 18 and older. The winner in each category will receive a fully-loaded skateboard with their winning design applied to the deck Winners will be announced at a public event at the Billings Skate Park at date in June to be announced. Participants need not be present to win.
Museum members and the public alike are invited to visit the museum, cast a vote for their favorite designs, and view the museum’s other exhibitions. So put your imagination to work and have some fun riding the edge of local skateboard culture. To get the creative juices rolling, be sure to visit The Shape of Motion, which remains on view through July 3rd.
Admission to the museum is always free to members. The museum charges a modest admission fee for non-members, and the first Saturday of each month is a dollar day. Additionally, museum admission will be free during the McDonald Family Free Day, Saturday, May 14th. So get a grip on imaginative decks and join in another community-minded activity at the Yellowstone Art Museum—Your Art Museum. For more information and to download the application form and design template, please visit artmuseum.org. The museum thanks its 360° sponsors, the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation and Discontent, for making this family-friendly competition and exhibition a reality.
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101