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1st Annual Banner Up



The 1st Annual Banner Up program is sponsored by City of Brentwood, Economic Development, City of Brentwood Arts Commission and coordinated through Art Guild of the Delta.

Banner Up will display originally designed and painted 24” x 48” banners throughout downtown Brentwood, specifically, City Park, Oak Street, 1st Street and 2nd Street. These banners will fly from mid-June thru September. Hanging prominently during Farmer’s Market season, Starry Nights in Brentwood Concerts in the Park and Art, Wine & Jazz at the end of August. The grand finale will feature a Reception Gala at the Community Center downtown Brentwood, and Auction to sell these banners to benefit Community Arts Programs in Brentwood.

Artists Eligibility

  • Art Guild of the Delta invites all working artists; including practicing art students to participate in the Banner Up project.

  • Entries will reflect and coincide with public art guidelines to enhance a youthful, playful, active and/or recreational theme.

  • All entries will be original designs by the artist. No plagiarized artwork will be accepted.

  • Entries must not defame or invade the rights of any person, living or dead.

  • City of Brentwood and/or Art Guild of the Delta reserve the right to photograph and

    use banner images on advertising and marketing tools.

  • In addition, the City of Brentwood and/or Art Guild of the Delta reserves the right to

    pre-screen, accept, or reject artwork that does not meet city public art guidelines, or is technically unsatisfactory or inappropriate for public viewing.

    Sales of Banners

  • A reception gala will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Community Center, 35 Oak Street from 6-9pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

  • All banners will be displayed for silent auction and start at a minimum bid of $100. The sales amount will be split 50% to artist and 50% to Art Guild of the Delta. Proceeds for AGD will benefit a community arts program.

  • While the banners are hanging throughout the summer, bids may be placed through AGD by emailing with your bid. All bids will be final at the close of the reception at the Community Center.

  • After the close of the auction, please give us a couple of weeks to finalize all purchases and payments before sending you a final check.

  • If a banner is unsold, the artist may purchase his/her banner for $50 otherwise, AGD will maintain ownership of it.

  • Auction Guides and Bookmarks will be printed for potential bidders and for the general public and will be distributed at the Unveiling Reception in September.

  • Banners will be on view online at

    Artwork Criteria

  • Banners will be painted with original design on one side only. The backside will be painted one solid color to be determined. Please verify top from bottom.

  • Use only Acrylic Paints. Banners may be rolled up during handling and Oils or Spray Paint may tend to flake and/or stick or crack. Please note that banners with heavy coats of paint tend to curl.

  • No Glued or Applied items.

  • Do Not Cut the banner in any way.

  • Sealer & Primer – If you use a sealer, test a small patch to see if it dries. Avoid using

    sealer that may remain sticky and cause the paint to peel when the banner is unrolled.

    Glossy sealers tend to stay sticky and do not photograph well for the Auction Guide.

  • Sign your Banner!

  • These Banners are displayed on public streets and should be appropriate for all ages.

  • If you are unable to paint your own banner, please communicate ASAP and return your

    banner to give another artist an opportunity. DO NOT pass your banner along to someone else. Return it to Art Guild of the Delta/Delta Gallery.

    Pick up your no charge banner with at Delta Gallery on April 29, or May 5th from 12-3pm. Supplies limited to the first 69 artists!

    STRICT! Turn in Deadline is Saturday, June 24th at Delta Gallery from 11am-3pm.

    Banners will be photographed before going out for hanging. (Banners may be turned in earlier than June 24th. However, no banners will be accepted after June 24th. This allows a short window to have all banners photographed for the Auction guide. If you do not return your banner, you will be charged $50 for the banner.)

    For more information and/or questions please contact Mary Lamb at

    SIGNATURE:____________________________________________________________________________________________ ARTIST NAME:__________________________________________________________________________________________

    MAILING ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PHONE NUMBER:______________________________________________________________________________________

    EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________________ WEBSITE: _______________________________________________________________________________________________




ARTIST NAME:__________________________________________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS:(not to be published)_______________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER:(not to be published)_______________________________________________________________

Please write about your inspiration for your art banner in the space below.

This information may be included in the Auction Guide. Please include your website information. 

Earlier Event: February 3
Los Medanos College Art Show for members
Later Event: August 25
Art Wine and Jazz Festival 2017