This year, Four Freedoms Park kicked off its inaugural “Sketch 4 Freedom” contest, inviting visitors of all skill levels to submit their sketches of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The theme of our first contest was the “Four Freedoms,” in celebration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s pivotal 1941 address. Artists were encouraged to explore the meaning and legacy of the four freedoms – freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – and how those freedoms relate to art, expression, the built environment, and life in the 21st century more broadly.
We received dozens of creative and unique entries, which made the job of our jury – selecting the top six finalists – extraordinarily difficult. Now it's your turn to weigh in by voting for the winner! The artist who receives the most votes will win a $300 gift certificate to Blick Art Supplies and a Four Freedoms Park swag bag. There are a few ways to vote:
1. Cast your vote by filling out the form below
2. Like your favorite sketch on Instagram
3. Like your favorite sketch on Facebook
4. Tweet your favorite sketch at @4freedomspark
We’ll tally the votes and take it from there! The contest will close on Friday, September 22 at 5:00pm, and the winner will be announced the following week. Happy voting!