Postcard-worthy – Find Decatur’s “essence”

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 4, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance

Photo courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance wants to print a set of postcards designed by residents.

The Arts Alliance is looking for images that capture the “essence” of the city we call home.

“The 2014 Decatur Postcard Project is looking for artists, students, residents, businesses and members of the community who would like to submit images that reflect different aspects of the city,” an announcement from the Arts Alliance says.

The announcement says, “A jury will select the six best pieces for a set of 6 by 4 postcards, which will go on sale in Decatur Visitors Center in May.”

The deadline is April 11. The winners will receive a $150 honorarium and a credit line on the postcard. People who are interested in entering the contest can download the form by clicking here.

The Arts Alliance also has some helpful suggestions about what would make a good subject for a photo or work of art. Suggested topics include:

– Decatur Cemetery

– Old Courthouse

– Plaza sculpture

– The depot/railroad

– Mary Gay House/Log Cabin

– Agnes Scott College

– Decatur “trees” and “doors”

– Pate Street

– Festival scene

– Concerts on the square

– MARTA Plaza

-Houston House/Church Street

– Art Deco Decatur

– Neighborhood Halloween

– Community gardens

– DHS marching band

– Football game

– Decatur’s active senior citizens

– Neighborhood schools

– African drumming group

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  • Shawn

    How crazy is it that one of the suggested postcard topics is ‘Decatur “trees”and doors”‘ at a time when the City of Decatur has stalled on adopting an amended tree preservation ordinance, thus allowing one hundred year old trees to be destroyed by developers? Shameful, hypocritical on the City’s part. Embarrassing for long time City taxpayers such as myself.

  • Chris Billingsley

    Other topics I would like to see:
    Decatur’s Confederate Monuments, Memorials, and Reminders
    Birds of Decatur
    Decatur’s Greatest Athletes
    Unusual Sheds of Decatur
    Decatur’s Civil War Streets and Alleys
    Decatur’s Most Beautiful Azalias
    Decatur’s Most Famous/Beautiful Homes, Churches and Schools
    Decatur’s Cats and Dogs Living Together Peacefully
    Famous Decatur Curmudgeons Past and Present
    Decatur Bridges and Creeks
    Decatur’s Oldest Businesses
    Mysterious and Intriguing Symbols of Decatur’s Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #41
    Reminders of Decatur’s Black (meaning African American) Past
    Old Maps of Decatur
    Beautiful Monuments of the Decatur Cemetery
    Decatur’s Idyllic Fifties
    … Any Others???

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