Friday, July 26, 2024
J Resort - Reno, NV

Call For Artists

Calling Reno’s digital creatives – the pixel weavers, the frame whisperers, the code conjurers. Are you ready to showcase your talent on a monumental 65-foot canvas and illuminate the Reno skyline with your vision? Here’s your chance to be a part of OverGlow, a groundbreaking event celebrating the city’s vibrant digital art scene.

Event Description:

J Resort, in conjunction with Artown, is looking for local artists for a digital video art exhibition on the Art Wall on the side of J Resort. Selected artists will generate new works to be presented at an official Artown event on Friday, July 26, 2024.

More than just pixels on a wall, this is a testament to J Resort’s unwavering commitment to Reno’s artistic soul. It’s a declaration that amidst the clinking of slot machines and the thrumming of nightlife, creativity inspires hope. It’s a celebration of the power of community, reminding us that even in the vast expanse of the digital landscape, local artists can rise above the noise and beam their creations for all to see.


Open to all artists working or residing in the Reno/Tahoe area. Artwork must be original and created specifically for this event.

We encourage submissions that utilize various digital art forms, including:

  • Animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Generative art
  • Video art
  • Stop Motion
  • Any other digital art form pushing the boundaries of creativity


Interested artists will fill out an online application form demonstrating their experience as a digital video creator. It must include their artist statement, links to original works, an explanation of their intent to be part of this project, and any proposed concepts for their work. No actual artwork for this event needs to be submitted at this time for consideration.

Selection & Commission:

Selection Process:

Applicants will be reviewed by a panel of judges. This panel consists of J Resort personnel, Reno arts leaders, community supporters, and representatives from Artown. Once selected, artists will have two months to create an original piece for inclusion in the event.

Artist Commission:

Selected artists will be contracted for a non-negotiable rate of $500 for their piece of content. J Resort reserves the right to disqualify any video that does not meet the submission rules listed below, and the contract will be voided.

Submission Rules:

  • No Political Statements: The video content must not promote or endorse any specific political party, candidate, or ideology.
  • No Violence: The video must not depict any form of violence or gore.
  • No Advertisements or Logos: The video must not contain any promotional content for brands, products, or services. This includes logos, slogans, or watermarks.
  • No Offensive Language: The video must not contain any language or imagery that is discriminatory, hateful, or offensive.
  • No Nudity: The video must not depict nudity or sexually suggestive content.
  • Original Work: The video must be your original creation, not previously published or produced for a client. Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Technical Specifications:
  • Resolution: 1944 pixels by 1944 pixels.
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1 aspect ratio (square).
  • Video Length: Videos must be between 1-2 minutes in length.
  • Video Codec: The video must be exported in codec – h.264.
  • Audio: Musical score and sound design – 48,000 Hz | Stereo.
  • No Interactive Elements: The video must not contain any interactive features or require user input.

Additional Information:

Please review the complete application and submission guidelines for further details. We reserve the right to disqualify any video that does not meet the eligibility criteria. By submitting your video, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Participation in the event is free.
All selected artwork will be credited with the artist’s name and a brief bio.

Artists and their guests will be invited to be present at the official artist reception on July 26, 2024.

We encourage you to be creative and explore the possibilities of video art within these guidelines. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

The event will be widely promoted, offering selected artists valuable exposure to a large audience.

We encourage all eligible Reno digital artists to apply to be a part of this groundbreaking event! Let’s paint the Reno skyline with the vibrant colors of your imagination and showcase the city’s thriving digital art scene to the world!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary! Submit your application today!

Because in Reno, even the walls dream.


  • March 22 Application portal opens
  • April 22 Application deadline
  • May 1 Artists are notified
  • June 26 Final art pieces must be submitted
  • July 26 Artown event hosted by J Resort

Artist Application: