Entries being accepted for the all-media art competition

Winning image will support 13th annual Art Affaire promotion

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) and the City of Milford, the exclusive poster competition sponsor, are accepting entries for the 2018 Art Affaire Poster Image Competition. The selected design will become the official representation (image) for Art Affaire 2018, and the winning artist will receive $1000 as well as recognition through various Art Affaire marketing initiatives. Going into its 13th year, Art Affaire is a juried art and fine craft event held the 4th Saturday of September on Main Street in historic Milford, Ohio. This year’s event is September 22, 2018.

The competition requires an image (not a completed poster design). GMAHS will create a poster and other promotion materials, as appropriate, using the winning entry. Artists, both professional and amateur, living in the tristate area (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana), 17 years of age or older, are invited to submit an entry. The entry fee is $20 per image (multiple entries permitted). Artists may download the official entry form with specifications at www.milfordhistory.net/poster. To request a copy of the entry form by email, or if you have questions about the competition, send an email to artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.

The objectives of the poster competition are to increase awareness for Art Affaire and the City of Milford, thereby growing the event in terms of participating artists and visitors; and, to create a marketing piece that will become an integral part of Art Affaire’s promotional program.

Digital entries must be received no later than 5 PM EST on April 30, 2018. Initial judging results will be finalized by May 15 and the winner will be notified by email.

About Art Affaire

Art Affaire is a juried, outdoor art and fine craft show held on Main Street in historic Milford, Ohio and is a key fundraiser for the Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS). Initiated in 2005, Art Affaire has significantly grown each year and now features about 120 artists, live music and entertainment and food. Art Affaire, which is free and open to the public, is held annually the fourth Saturday in September. For more information, visit www.MilfordHistory.net or www.Facebook.com/artaffaire.

About Greater Milford Area Historical Society

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society, Inc. (a 501c3, non-profit) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of emphasizing the history of Milford. A small historic museum was started at 114 Main Street. In 1983, the Society relocated to its present location, Promont, located at 906 Main Street, Milford, Ohio. Promont was the home of John M. Pattison, 43rd Governor of Ohio and the only governor from Clermont County. In addition to improvements to the Museum, the Society has expanded its historical programs and collaborative initiatives in the community; and, also broadened its scope to include Miami Township. The GMAHS is especially proud of its Partners-in-Education programs in the Milford schools, an award winning effort of the Society’s volunteers; the project to record oral histories of local residents; genealogy services; and, its annual Art Affaire, Milford’s premier art and fine craft show. For more information, visit www.milfordhistory.net or follow GMAHS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/milfordohiohistoricalsociety.

About Milford, Ohio

Eat, Shop and Play in Milford where there is something for everyone! Just 16 miles east of downtown Cincinnati, spend the day antiquing and dining in the “Old Milford” shops and restaurants. Main Street offers a streetscape with unique shops where you can find anything from antiques, bicycles and jewelry to specialty gifts for the home and garden. The bars, restaurants and markets in the city of Milford offer a variety of dining experiences, with open air patios and entertainment throughout the year. If it’s outdoor adventure you are looking for, Milford has that too! Visit the trailhead and hop on the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, hike the Valley View Nature Preserve or go canoeing on the Little Miami River. The City boasts its own Urban Trail System that passes through several charming neighborhoods, beautiful city parks and the historic downtown. This vibrant community hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year including Frontier Days, Movies on the Miami, Art Affaire and street in your hometown.