This year something new is happening for me. In November I was selected to create the Steamboat Springs, Colorado Winter Carnival poster for this February, 2016. This is the 103rd year of the Winter Carnival in my town and it's really rich in history and character. Several blocks of our main street are covered with snow for street events and a parade that includes the High School marching band on skis.
You can see different kinds of races, contests and jumping including Nordic ski jumping, something most people only see at the Olympics. There are also night events that end with The Lighted Man- Jon Banks, who skis down Howelsen Hill with lights and fireworks shooting off of him!
These photos are from the Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce.
I was contacted to submit a drawing for this year's poster and was eventually selected to make the image. The winter carnival has had posters to advertise it before, but this year Steamboat Sotheby's Real Estate has partnered with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club in asking a local artist to make the poster. The original art, some limited edition prints, and poster prints are all being sold to raise money for scholarships.
The image is still being kept secret, so I can't show it yet. But I've been interviewed twice now about making the poster. Below is our newspaper, The Steamboat Today story. And you can see another interview on the Steamboat Sotheby's blog here.