Artist Opportunity: Casey at the Bat Art Competition

"The National Pastime Museum is calling on artists 18 years and older to submit visual art interpretations of the 1888 poem Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Thayer. The poem was first published in The Daily Examiner, San Francisco: Sunday Morning, June 3, 1888 and has been a part of baseball’s history and culture ever since.

Since the museum is an online museum, entries should be submitted in the form of a high-resolution image, saved as a PDF or JPEG. Please, only one entry per artist. All art must be appropriate for public viewing and completely original. All entries shall become the property of the Museum and shall not be returned.

Jurors: Artist and Collections Manager, Joe Enos, The National Pastime Museum Director, Becki Hartke, and Board President, Mark Roberts. Jurors will review all artwork submitted and select 50 pieces to be exhibited on The National Pastime Museum website as part of the Casey at the Bat exhibition. Of the fifty selected pieces, three works will be chosen and purchased to become a part of the private collection that supports the website. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity and relevance to the poem. The decision of the judges shall be final.

The top three pieces will be purchased as follows: 1st Choice will receive $10,000, 2nd Choice will receive $7,000, and 3rd Choice will receive $5,000. By submitting your entry, you agree to allow images of your piece to be shown on The National Pastime Museum’s website in exhibitions, articles, etc., including the Casey at the Bat exhibition without charge and to sell your piece to the Museum at the above prices if it is selected as one of the top three pieces. All artwork will be appropriately credited to the artist when featured on the site or otherwise.

Submissions are to be received by midnight PST January 3, 2016. The selected artists will be notified between February 15-19, 2016, and the selected artwork shown in an online Casey at the Bat exhibition, June 1-June 30, 2016. Please e-mail submission with the subject: Casey at the Bat to Please be sure to include your name and contact information." 

--text from The National Pastime Muesum Website.

For more information about the exhibit visit the museum website.

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