Deadline: August 30

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is accepting proposals to help in the creation of a museum mascot based on the horse found in William R. Leigh’s painting called Tidbits.

We are looking for a likeness of the horse. This might be a painting or a graphic image.

The likeness of Tidbits should include the whole horse. It may be a ¾ look as in the painting, straight-on as Tidbits looks at the audience, or a profile that includes a side view with all four legs.

Tidbits should be realistic, lifelike and fun. When visitors see the painting in the gallery they should recognize Tidbits as the museum mascot.

Handy and a reliable friend to the cowboy, Tidbits has distinct features: 4 white socks, a white nose, a painted tail, warm eyes with a tint of blue and an underbelly that is white with brown spots like an Appaloosa. Tidbits does not talk. Probably no saddle or reins, but Tidbits does needs a blanket and a halter.

Tidbits will be used in advertising for education programs, on a sticker, as a soft plush puppet, a stuffed animal and eventually Tidbits will be put in motion on our website.

Eligibility: Artists and students from the Tampa Bay area are invited to submit proposals

Entry fee: $10 (checks only, payable to the James Museum)

Size of entries: Not to exceed 18″ x 18”

Medium: Acrylic, oil, pastel and oil pastel on paper or board. Vector or raster graphic images will be accepted.

Award: The winning artist will be awarded $500. Winner will be announced September 15, 2018.

Please mail or drop off entries and fee to:

Marsha Quinn
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Museum
150 Central Ave
St Petersburg FL 33701

Questions: or 727.892.4200 ext. 1016