2017 Festival Poster Artist Search

On October 8th and 9th, 2017, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum (LPBMM) will present the 27th annual Wooden Boat Festival (WBF) along the banks of the scenic Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, LA.

The person chosen as the WBF 2017 Poster Artist will be officially recognized at several festival events and provided with an artist vendor tent at the two day festival. For 26 years the poster has been the face of our celebration, and with the image replicated on t-shirts and other promotional materials, a much sought after memento of the festival. Creation of a poster for the Festival is a tradition that dates back to the origins of the event in 1990. The first poster was a three color serigraph print of a Lake Pontchartrain oyster lugger, by Georgia Anne Sears.

Artists interested in being considered for the WBF 2017 Poster Artist should submit 3 to 5 work samples that demonstrate your skills in rendering a water and boat scene. All mediums are eligible. Submit 3 to 5 jpeg images on a cd, a brief biography, artist statement, and 3 color copies of digital images that are on the cd.

All submissions must be received by 4:00 pm, Monday, April 11, 2017.

Please mail to:

2017 Wooden Boat Festival Poster Artist Selection Committee
C/O The Maritime Museum
133 Mabel Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447

Past Festival Posters

Past festival posters are available for purchase at the LPBMM Gift Shop.