Art on Tees: 2021


We’re looking to produce merchandise (namely T-shirts) that go beyond a company logo: as an arts organization, we’re more excited to highlight the creativity of artists through original and thought-provoking designs! If you’ve ever wanted to see your own designs on artsy merch, this opportunity is for you!

Selected artists will receive a prize of $200 for each design used, along with an Artist Membership and a promotional feature on the Blue Line Arts social media channels.

Requirements: Your design must be appropriate for implementation on a one-sided T-shirt design. Monochromatic or full-color designs may be submitted. Please be aware that Blue Line Arts may need to make color adjustments to suit printing needs.

The design should take into account Blue Line Arts core values of creativity, equity, and community, and may reflect the Blue Line Arts mission statement: Creating a vibrant community through the arts! We encourage you to bring your own unique style and aesthetic to create a design that reflects whatever it may be that gets you excited about the visual arts.

The design may, but is not required to, include the Blue Line Arts name and logo. To request vector files, please contact the gallery.

Profits and proceeds will benefit community arts programs at Blue Line Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization.

Important Dates

Deadline to enter: Saturday, July 31st

Artist Notification: Wednesday, August 11th


● Open to all artists

● All artwork must be original

● Artwork cannot have been previously used in merchandising efforts for any company, and must not be under trademark or copyright restriction by any entity other than the applying artist(s)

● No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the competition prior to the closing date

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form linked in the apply button below.

The application allows you to submit up to 3 designs to be reviewed by staff.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email

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