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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2012 — Poster Artist/Art Unveiled

April 16, 2012

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reuion's annual poster art unveiling has become a tradition during the festival's line-up announcement. Over the years, Bristol Rhythm's festival posters have become collectors items, and artists like Charles Vess, P. Buckley Moss, and April Street have all contributed their talent for the annual poster

This year the festival held a competition to find artwork for 2012 with overwhelming results. More than 30 entries were received from as far away as Richmond and Memphis. But it would be a local artist who would take home the prize — $250 and the use of their design in Bristol Rhythm's media campaign.

Graphic Designer Bobby Starnes of Kingsport, TN contributed this year's winner. He is not only a talented designer, but a local musician who plays the festival as well!

"There were so many brilliant entries, the selection process was very difficult," states Bristol Rhythm Marketing Director Charlene Baker. "After narrowing down the choices, the eye just kept getting drawn to this one. Fortunately we were able to recruit some of the artists who submitted to lend us their artwork for other posters and t-shirts. Our Wise Concert Series at Big Glade and Border Bash posters were taken from those finalists."

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion would like to congratulate Bobby and thank everyone who participated in the contest.

The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2012 Annual Poster is currently on sale for $10.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is supported by partners:
The City of Bristol, TN, The City of Bristol, VA
National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission,
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Virginia is for Lovers

Charlene Tipton Baker
Director of Marketing/PR
416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620