The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is holding a logo design contest that will result in a renewed look.
This change is a major undertaking for the center and officials are looking for community involvement in the form of a Logo Design Contest. The final selected design will be awarded up to a $1,000 prize. Artists are invited to submit their ideas by April 30.
“A successful logo design will visually embody our rural area, our history, our mission and our activities,” said Leia Wood, the center’s programming director. “The barn is an icon that has been used for the logo from the beginning and will be in the future.”
Any artists, not just graphic designers, are encouraged to enter the contest. The call For entry is listed on the center’s website, www.JacksonvilleCenter.org and includes the detailed rules of the contest and a large amount of information for artists to review. Submissions must be JPEG images sent to email@example.com.
Along with the new look, The Jax will be going by a new name—the Floyd Center for the Arts. The center just celebrated its 20th anniversary as a non-profit community arts center in rural Floyd. However, its current doing-business-as name, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, has many times confused people searching on the internet for events and classes, some thinking the center is in Jacksonville, Fla.
“We are proud to be a part of the Floyd community and believe this name change will express that pride”, said Jeff Liverman, the center’s executive director.
“In truth, this new name is more in line with our origins. Our official non-profit name is the Floyd Community Center for the Arts from our origin in 1995”, said Linda Fallon, the board president. The decision to change the center’s name came after the board, staff, and key stakeholders, spent more than a year reviewing its mission, vision and values.
The center has been doing business as The Jacksonville Center for the Arts after it opened in 1997 and was referred to by the local community as “The barn past the Jacksonville Cemetery”.
The cemetery name comes from the fact that Floyd was originally named Jacksonville (in honor of President Andrew Jackson). However, the town was renamed in 1896 in honor of John Floyd, who was Virginia’s governor in 1831 when the county of Floyd was created.
For more information, visit The Jacksonville Center for the Arts at www.jacksonvillecenter.org or contact the center at (540) 745-2784, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091.