What is WE Design Atlanta?  What is Williams England Design?

WE Design is a socially responsible multidisciplinary design corporation (now applying for their non-profit 501(c)3 status!) providing pro bono design services, creative consultation and educational workshops to qualifying charitable entities.  Our work involves supporting local Atlantans and their creative endeavors while partnering with other designers, grass-roots, and creative organizations. “We believe in designing a better world by coming together, sharing together, creating together and ultimately succeeding together!”

Williams England is the entity WE Design Atlanta publishes the FORM:artistic independence books under.  Williams England also throws parties and organizes WE Design Atlanta events.

Where can I find out more about WE Design Atlanta?

Please visit our website at http://www.wedesignatlanta.org or http://www.williams-england.com

What is FORM: artistic independence 2009?

FORM: artistic independence 2009 is WE Design Atlanta’s second installment of published works from artists throughout the Atlanta area.  This year’s book format is 10″ x 10″, case bound first edition press book.  FORM is locally designed, printed and published.

What type of artwork can be submitted for inclusion in FORM: artistic independence 2009?

We encourage artists and designers of all mediums to submit your works for consideration.  Requirements for preliminary submissions are as follows:

  • -300dpi
  • -.jpeg format
-maximum of 10 submissions
  • -must live in 100 miles of Atlanta
-art work must have been created in the last 3 years, in Atlanta

*We encourage works to be professionally photographed for submission
**WE Design reserves the right to make the final selection of all works and may edit images, statements and quotations in accordance with the layout of the publication

Who can submit work for FORM: artistic independence 2009?

Any artist or designer residing within 100 miles of Atlanta.  All work must be original and completed in the last 3 years.

Does participating cost anything?

There is no application fee to participate in FORM: artistic ondependence.  For chosen works, there is a fee of $25 per page.  Once work is chosen, artist or designer reserve the right to submit any or all works chosen for inclusion.  The WE Design team will respond with recommendations as to the layout of each work in FORM, and the number of pages preferred for the design, but ultimately the decision belongs to the artist.  Yes, that means that you decide how many pages you want to pay for after hearing our carefully calculated recommendations.

How many works can I submit?

The maximum number of submissions per artist is 10.

Are there any restrictions for submitting work?

Work must be original work of artist and completed in the last 3 years.  There is a maximum of 10 submissions per artist.  Artists must submit an application and bio questionnaire to be considered and follow preliminary submission guidelines:

  1. 300 dpi
  2. .jpeg format
-maximum of 10 submissions
  3. must live in 100 miles of Atlanta

When is the last day I can submit work for inclusion in FORM: artistic independence 2009?

All work must be submitted by 12 pm on Monday September 14, 2009.

I have an online portfolio or online gallery, can I submit a link to my work?

Unfortunately, due to the large number of submissions we are not able to look through personal or group portfolios.  We will only accept a maximum of 10 submissions per artist or group.

How much will the book cost?

The price for the 10″ x 10″ first press hardback edition will be $39 (well under cost for the publication) for artists (one per artist).  The book will retail for $59.  The soft cover edition available through Amazon.com will retail for $24.95 and will not be offered at a discount.

Where will the book be sold?

FORM Artistic Independence 2009 will be available at Wonderroot Community Arts Center, Criminal Records, the Young Blood Gallery, the Bee Hive Co-op, Amazon.com and williams-england.com.  You can also check back and visit our home page for new and up-to-date locations added to our retail list.

Where do the proceeds from FORM Artistic Independence 2009 go?

Sales from FORM: artistic independence 2009 will go to WE Design Atlanta to aid in our non-profit mission and the development of future projects.

Are works submitted automatically entered into the cover design competition?

There is a field in the application to specify if you would like your work or works submitted into the cover design competion.

What is the cover design competition?

This year we are opening submissions to represent the soft cover edition of FORM: artistic independence 2009 available through Amazon.com with the work of one chosen FORM participant.  Three preliminary finalists will be chosen by the WE Design team and recognized at the FORM book release party at the Eyedrum Gallery on November 14th.  Participants will present their work and have their cover design voted on by members of the art and design community.

How do I know if I was chosen as a preliminary finalist for the cover design competition?

WE Design will send an announcement within two weeks of the close of preliminary submissions on September 14, to those artists who are chosen as finalists for the cover design competition.

What if I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQ?

Please send questions via email to form@wedesignatlanta.org titled “FORM QUESTION” and we will do our best to get right back to you.

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