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2017 Apo Ticket Art Contest

Aqeuous Mastadon by Araya Metzer 2016 Apogaea Ticket Design

The 2017 Apo Ticket Art contest is now open!!! The deadline for ticket art submissions is March 10th at 11:59 PM. The winner is guaranteed one full-price ticket to the 2017 event.
Submissions can be sent to guywire@apogaea.com

This year’s theme is
*PROPAGANDA*
submitted by Johnny Wilco

Playful misinformation is generously given by Burners to the unsuspecting and unprepared. Question everything. Question nothing.

Art Guidelines:

Content:

  • File formats should be TIFF, EPS, PDF, or HIGH QUALITY JPG files.
  • Resolution should be at least 200dpi. We prefer higher resolution (300dpi).
  • Submissions will be judged based on concept, execution, and image quality.
  • Ticket design size: Please download the templates below for correct sizing.

Ticket design must include:

  • The name of the event, “Apogaea”
  • The Apogaea Logo, which you can download below in JPG format
  • This year’s theme name, “Propaganda”
  • Dates of the event: June 8th – 11th, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to stay within the developing guidelines. Pulling images off the internet is usually not a good idea. Not only are those images usually lower quality images, but doing so without permission from the original artist is bad bacon. Copyrighted images are not accepted. 

Templates and Files

2016 Apogaea Theme Announced and Ticket Art Contest

Ticket design logo for csAs the 2016 Apogaea theme closes, the ticket art contest opens! But first, the winner of the theme contest:


The winner of the 2016 Apogaea Theme contest is:

Moist

submitted by Tater Zoid


The 2016 Apogaea Ticket art contest is now CLOSED

The deadline for ticket art submissions was February 7th at 11:59pm. Ignition will vote on designs until February 14th. The winner is guaranteed one full-price ticket to the 2016 event. 

Art Guidelines:

 

Content:

  • File formats should be TIFF, EPS, PDF, or HIGH QUALITY JPG files.
  • Resolution should be at least 200dpi. We prefer higher resolution (300dpi).
  • Submissions will be judged based on concept, execution, and image quality.
  • Ticket design size: Please download the templates below for correct sizing.

Ticket design must include:

  • The name of the event, “Apogaea”
  • The Apogaea Logo, which you can download below in JPG format
  • This year’s theme name, “Moist”
  • Dates of the event: June 9th-12th, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to stay within the developing guidelines. Pulling images off the internet is usually not a good idea. Not only are those images usually lower quality images, but doing so without permission from the original artist is bad bacon. Copyrighted images are not accepted. 

Templates and Files

Ludicrous Round Winners Announcement

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The Ludicrous Money Round has come to an end!

The GOOD NEWS is we received 27 proposals for mind-blowing art!!  The BAD NEWS is we had requests for almost 4.6 times the amount of money we had to give out and had to make 21 people really, really sad.

2015 has seen an unprecedented number of grant applications.  We want to say thank you for spending the time to submit an application and that we’re sorry we can’t approve them all!  We hope to have even more money to give as grants next year, so keep those ideas coming!

Ludicrous Money Round Summary

General Stats
Total Funds Available $30,000.00 100.00%
Total Funds Requested $139,463.75 464.88%
Applications Created 39
Applications for Review 27 69.23%
Total Funds Reviewed $139,463.75 464.88%
Average Grant Request $5,165.32
Grants Awarded 6 22.22%
Average Award $4,985.98
Total Funds Awarded $29,915.87 99.72%

 

Grant Applications
Effigy 1 3.70%
Temple 4 14.81%
Stand-alone Installation 14 51.85%
Theme/Sound Camp 4 14.81%
Center Camp Installation 0 0.00%
Center Camp Workshop 0 0.00%
Performance Art 1 3.70%
Art Car / Mutant Vehicle 3 11.11%
Workshop 0 0.00%

 

Grants Awarded
Effigy 0 0.00%
Temple 1 16.67%
Stand-alone Installation 3 50.00%
Theme/Sound Camp 1 16.67%
Center Camp Installation 0 0.00%
Center Camp Workshop 0 0.00%
Performance Art 1 16.67%
Art Car / Mutant Vehicle 0 0.00%
Workshop 0 0.00%

 

Results: (In alphabetical order)

Project Name Project Lead Grant
1. Animal Farm Veronica Rivard $5,646.85
2. Church of Prometheus Nathan Harris $5,609.91
3. Jedi Fire Simon Nicholas Rinaldo $4,143.92
4. Temple of Resonance Paul Wellman $4,729.00
5. The Fountain Erin O’Brien $5,410.00
6. To be determined Tesla Jamieson $4,376.19

 

Short descriptions from the winning applications:

1. Animal Farm – The “Animal Farm” that I hope to bring to Apogaea will be set in the final rebellion stage after the story left off, when the animals have risen again to fight their Pig/Human hybrid overlords. What is left is a dystopian war zone, as the Pigs attempted to destroy all instead of allow the animals to control it again. This space is the final space left for the animals to express themselves freely, where they have gathered the last cultural items they have protected from the pigs plundering and destruction. The area will be a large sculpture garden consisting of the improved projects we have built previously including Prima Materia, and Arcus Hymenoptera, along with a new Angler fish burn barrel, stages for performances, and benches and a fire entrance sign. We will also open the space up to other artists that want include animal based fire art, and already have one or 2 other burn barrels in the works by other artists.

>>See www.facebook/arcushymenoptera and www.facebook.com/primamateriaalchemy for more information.

2. Church of Prometheus – Prometheus is the Greek god who stole fire from Mt. Olympus and brought it down to humanity. For this, he was punished by Zeus by being chained to a mountainside for eternity. The fire he gave us also represents life’s intensity: creativity, passion, soul. As Burners, these are all things we “worship.” This installation will create a place to worship–a full-blown church of Prometheus, though somewhat of a caricature.

>>See www.facebook.com/ChurchOfPrometheus for more information.

3. Jedi Fire Simon Jedi Fire Simon (JFS) is a twist on the electronic interactive Simon game from 1978. JFS will be identical to the original game, where a player has to repeat a series of button presses determined at random by the device. Much like the original, the JFS device will have four colored (or illuminated) buttons. Each button will produce a corresponding individualized tone, color, and fire when pressed. Fire will come from one of 4-1” discharge cannons located in the corners of the game play field. Additionally, fire will come from a fifth fire cannon, 2” discharge, located above the game control board will produce a massive (+70’) flame effect when a player successfully completes a set number of turns or rounds.

>>See https://www.facebook.com/groups/684691554940776/ for more information.

4. Temple of resonance – Temple of resonance (working title) is a three-dimensional mandala installation. The primary components of the Mandela are five Tibetan inspired bell towers. The largest and central tower measures in at 13 ft and is surrounded by four 10-foot tall towers of the same design. Each bell will be made from recycled gas containers and will create piece of a five part major chord when played together. In between each 10 foot tower there will be corner shaped communal bench. Providing a place for connection, contemplation and laughter. Surrounding all of this will be twelve 2-foot tall pagodas placed in a ring defining the perimeter of the temple Mandela.

>>See https://drive.google.com/a/apogaea.com/folderview?id=0B0yYj13b9riuMWVURXZVdXM5OVU for more information.

5. The Fountain – The Fountain is a large-scale 360-degree installation that celebrates light, water, audio, and amazing reactivity. The base of the structure consists of metal framing with semi-translucent laser-cut panels between. Within the structure, full-color high-frame rate LED washes and strips slowly animate and give the base an unearthly glow. The base conceals a small sound system that plays ambient tones and patterns that murmur along with the lights.

>>See http://audiopixel.com/the-fountain for more information.

6. To be determined – This will be a free-standing, interactive steel sculpture that incorporates lighting effects and fog. The piece will have a 4-sided pyramid base about 4 ft high, with perforated designed flat steel surfaces that allows both lights and fog through hand drilled holes in the flat steel sides of the pyramid. The base will be 8 ft long on each of the 4 sides, slightly longer than the rotating stars it supports for stability.  The sculpture’s main feature are three, 3 dimensional stars, one inside the other, descending in size. They rotate on their center axis independent of one another. By pushing the large outer star, people can interact with the piece by controlling its speed and direction. The outer star directly drives the axle the other two stars sit on, but the other two smaller ones are on thrust bearings and pushed by the friction their weight creates but can still spin freely at different speeds. Sometimes the stars are out of sync, creating different shapes within one another; sometimes they line up and spin as perfect synchronized stars.

>>See https://docs.google.com/a/apogaea.com/file/d/0B5tacCguygdtTjZ0NzdjVHhzVTg/edit for more information.

 

 

Winning submission of the Apogaea 2015 Ticket Art contest

We had a bunch of amazing entries this year. A big thank you to all the artists who submitted! Please join us in congratulating Shaunessy P. O’Brien for his winning submission for the Apogaea 2015 Ticket Art with a whopping 46% of the votes. He actually submitted three entries, and one of those other entries was still in the top three. Here is his winning entry:

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2015 Apogaea Theme Announced and Ticket Art Contest (CLOSED)

Ticket design logo for csAs the 2015 Apogaea theme closes, the ticket art contest opens! But first, the winner of the theme contest:


The winner of the 2015 Apogaea Theme contest is:

SYNCHRONICITY

submitted by Rose Swansong.


SYNCHRONICITY

Psychologist Carl Jung coined the term in the 1920s to explain the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to be causally related. The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence. Jung was transfixed by the idea that life was not a series of random events but rather an expression of a deeper order. This deeper order led to the insights that a person was both embedded in an orderly framework and was the focus of that orderly framework and that the realization of this was more than just an intellectual exercise, but also had elements of a spiritual awakening. He also believed that in a person’s life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person’s egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness. Synchronicities are people, places or events that your soul attracts into your life to help you evolve to higher consciousness or to place emphasis on something going on in your life. The more ‘consciously aware’ you become of how your soul manifests, the higher your frequency becomes and the faster you manifest positively. Each day your life encounters meaningful coincidences, synchronicities, that you have attracted, on other words created in the grid of your experiences in the physical. Souls create synchronicities, played out in the physical.


The 2015 Apogaea Ticket art contest is now open!

The deadline for ticket art submissions is November 7th at 11:59pm. Ignition will vote on designs until November 14th.

Art Guidelines:

Content:

  • File formats should be TIFF, EPS, PDF, or HIGH QUALITY JPG files.
  • Resolution should be at least 200dpi. We prefer higher resolution (300dpi).
  • Submissions will be judged based on concept, execution, and image quality.
  • Ticket design size: Please download the templates below for correct sizing.

Ticket design must include:

  • The name of the event, “Apogaea”
  • The Apogaea Logo
  • This year’s theme name, “Synchronicity”
  • The Apogaea logo, which you can download below in JPG format
  • Dates of the event: June 10th-14th, 2015

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important to stay within the developing guidelines. Pulling images off the internet is usually not a good idea. Not only are those images usually lower quality images, but doing so without permission from the original artist is bad bacon.

Templates and Files

Submissions

›› Please send submissions to Ticketart@apogaea.com

Apogaea 2014 Ticket Design Winner

Shortly after the 2014 theme, “Emergence,” was voted on by Ignition and announced, the ticket design contest began.  The theme drives the basic concept of the design and then artists work their magic.  Besides the reward of having the design go down in history to represent that particular year, the winner receives a free ticket to Apo!

This year’s ticket design winner was actually the collaborative work of two artists!

Congrats to Julie Stenger and Yana Nightingale! Continue reading

Apo 2013 Ticket Art Contest Winner!

I’m burning to announce the ticket art winner, which was voted for by Ignition members in February!

Congratulations go to KEMO!

This is his 2nd year in a row of winning this contest.  It was fun how Kemo added a twist with an element of surprise when he applied anonymously.  Once the votes were tallied up, it was announced to Ignition that there was a winner, but then they had to figure out who it was.

2013: Alchemy

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When I asked Kemo what inspired him and from where the idea for his design spawned, he said:

This ticket art concept stems from the Old World Alchemists, when humans were first understanding the connection between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm. I’ve been using the enigmatic symbols of Alchemy in my art for some years, and this design was a natural progression. I used golden hues as a nod to the first Alchemists who tried to turn different materials into gold. Alchemy progressed over the centuries and is the precursor to modern chemistry.

I won the ticket design last year and this year I decided to enter it anonymously. There were several solid entries and I was honestly surprised when I found out that I won. Thank you community and until next year…Burn Brightly )

Below is Kemo’s other winning ticket art from 2012:

2012: Spiral

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Temple Grant Awarded for Apogaea 2013

It is with excitement that we announce the winner of the Temple art grant for Apogaea 2013!

The Apo Board has approved the Art Committee’s choice to award art grant funding to the Temple of Transubstantiation.  Read below for a description of the conceptual design.  Also, check out the links at the bottom of the page for sketches and the Temple team’s Facebook page.


Temple of Transubstantiation

by Felonious, Cabana, Lynda M. White, Valerie “Photogoddess” Santerli, Ryan Elmendorf, and Veronica “V-tron” Rivard

The Temple of Transubstantiation will serve as a sacred space for contemplation, healing, catharsis, and growth in the temporary city of Apogaea. Reflecting on the theme of Alchemy, fire is not the only method of ritually transforming energies in this “place of ending and beginning.”  Sage smoke (air) purifies, water washes away, and earth offers not only a chance to bury the past—but also to plant the seeds of new intention for the future.

The Temple offers itself as the spiritual center of Burner events, providing grounding and depth to the event and creating community through shared ritual.

It is a place for reflection, grieving, commemorating those who have passed, honoring those who have contributed to our lives, forgiveness of self and others, and celebration of the future.

Through the alchemy of private ritual in a public space, the Temple offers the possibility of closure and of moving on afresh, the transubstantiation of old energies into new!

In light of the likelihood of a fire ban—and to shake things up a little—this Temple is not designed to be burned. Instead, we will offer alternative transformative rituals.

The Temple of Transubstantiation will live in a grove of trees, set apart from the noise and hubbub of Apogaea. The Temple takes the form of a pagoda topped by a zome—a shape seen in nature and echoed in sacred architecture. It is surrounded by a half-dozen smaller spaces that mirror the main structure, pods that provide intimate space for solo reflection or communion amongst a small group of friends.

Entering the Temple, one encounters the centerpiece— the gorgeous root ball of a tree suspended in the center of the space. The roots are wrapped in gauze and thin copper wire. Hanging pouches of rich soil give off an earthy smell. Streams of water cascade to a pool below. Participants are offered the opportunity to write their thoughts, prayers, and commemorations on special sheets of paper and hang them from the centerpiece. At any time they wish, or during a main ritual, participants will drop their written dedications into the pool, where they will dissolve!

Having let go of stagnant energies of the past, participants can take with them a seed bomb (a ball of clay, compost, and seeds) to symbolize planting the seeds of their new commitment.

The Temple is not merely a collection of structures, although wise use of architecture will support our goal. Intentionality—starting with the first nail driven in construction—gives rise to the energy that defines sacred space. It is the creation of this palpable energy that is our final goal. We look forward to bringing this gift to the community!

2013 Temple Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/TempleOfTransubstantiation

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Images:

Model of Temple

Sketch of Temple