Call for Artists

Immunize Nevada is currently seeking artists to create exciting and imaginative, family‐friendly designs to be part of Paddles and Palettes: A Public Art Project, on exhibit during Artown at the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center. 

The artist may paint, sculpt, transform or adorn the paddle, but may not compromise its structural integrity - it must stay intact. As these paddles are upcycled, we recommend sanding them first as they may have jagged edges. Designs that are religious, political or sexual in nature are not allowed. The finished paddles will be either be displayed as a hanging piece or will be placed in a glass case. To be considered, please complete the application below no later than April 26, 2019 and submit for review.

Selected artists will receive one wooden paddle and $50 for supplies. Artists are responsible for picking up a paddle from Immunize Nevada at 427 Ridge St, Suite C, Reno, NV between April 30-May 3. Paddles must be returned completed by June 21.


Application submission deadline: April 26, 2019 by 11:59 PM
**extended to May 3, 2019**
Artist notification: April 29, 2019
Dragon Boat paddles available for pick-up: April 30-May 3, 2019
Deadline for return of finished paddle: June 21, 2019


By submitting your application, you confirm that:

  • You are the original creator of your design
  • You have not copied anyone else’s original work
  • Your design does not infringe on anyone else’s intellectual property right without their approval (for example, trademark, copyrights, trade dress or design patent)
By signing this application, I acknowledge that Immunize Nevada is not liable for damage or loss of materials submitted.