Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Call to Artists - Art on the Square

Art on the Square
an experience in fine art
   
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  The Nation's #1 Art Festival in 2011 (The Art Fair Sourcebook)

WHERE: Historic Public Square, Belleville, IL

WHEN: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
           May 18 - 20, 2012
           Friday: 5 - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY:

*Ranked among the nation's top festivals every year.

*Limited to 100 juried fine artists and craft persons in eleven categories.

*Average of over $1,000,000 in artists' sales for last 6 years.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($30/$325-$600 depending on location); a few larger spaces available at extra cost

*$30,000 Cash Awards (2011)

*$460,000+ Advertising Budget (2011)

*Over $100,000 Patron purchase program (2011)

*Friday Setup; drive up to your space for load-in and load-out

*Top Artist Amenities including three meals, artist-only break room and indoor bathrooms.

*For more details about the show, click HERE
Art on the Square's sterling record of artist success since its inception ten years ago has made it the among the most sought-after venues for high quality artwork in the nation. Tremendous support from the community as well as the entire St. Louis metro assures large, art-savvy, buying crowds.  Excellent layout and small number of artists make the public experience enjoyable and sales-friendly.  Independent jurying creates approximately 2/3 turnover each year.  Massive marketing program throughout the Midwest draws visitors from as far away as Chicago and Des Moines.  Legendary artist hospitality and support provided by over 500 volunteers!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:
January 31, 2012

Notification:
February 13, 2012

Booth Fee Due:
March 5, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
www.artonthesquare.com
Email inquiries to:
artonthesquarecompetition@gmail.com

You may also contact by telephone:
618-416-3390

Call to Artists - Frederick Festival of the Arts

Frederick Festival of the Arts
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival

WHERE: Downtown Historic Frederick, MD at Carroll Creek Linear Park       

WHEN:    June 2 - 3, 2012
              Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
           
NOTEWORTHY:

*19th Annual Event.

*Limited to approximately 125 juried artists.

*Public attendance: 20,000 - 25,000 annually.
*Extensive promotional campaign.  

*Jury fee: $30/Booth fees: $395 for a single booth, $470 for corner booth; $775 for double booth (Electric available for $50).

*Artist amenities include: load-in and load-out assistance (when available); booth sitting and VIP rest area.


Going into our 19th year! Unique to this community is the First Saturday Gallery Walk where Tourists pour into the downtown area to enjoy the extended market hours of special shops and distinctive dining in restaurants, all set to focus on the many artist's galleries and available performances. 20,000-25,000 people attended this event, attracting patrons from over all the Baltimore/D.C. region, including MD, PA, VA, and WV.

Artists will be selected to exhibit in 15 media categories (Clay, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry/Metal, Jewelry/other, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Musical Instruments, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.  Artists are selected through an online jurying process. 


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  January 31, 2012 

Notification:  February 16, 2012

Booth fee due:  March 15, 2012

  
For more information please contact:

Tammy O'Connor
Festival Coordinator

You may also call: 301-662-4190

Call to Artists - 8th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair

8th Annual Levis Commons
Fine Art Fair
 
  
presented by:
Birmingham Guild LOGO for CTA
Call for Artists

What: Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair   
  
When: August 18 & 19, 2012
          Saturday 10 am - 8pm
          Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
    
Where: The Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH
                
                 
Noteworthy:    

*Extensive advertising and promotion
*Professional and respectful art fair staff
*Well-provisioned artist hospitality tent
*Special rates for artists in nearby hotels and motels
*Friendly booth sitters
*Professional, overnight security
*100 free promotional postcards
*Anticipated Attendance - more than 35,000
*Application Fee - $25 Members;  $30 Non-members


The Town Center at Levis Commons hosts the 8th Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair produced and created by The Guild of Artists & Artisans.  The Town Center at Levis Commons is a unique "open-air lifestyle experience," featuring sophisticated shopping, superb dining and entertainment and is located in the welcoming community of Perrysburg, Ohio.  It's the perfect setting for an exceptional art fair. Parking and admission are free.  The event features 130 artists; fairgoers will find the same excellence and variety as in the Guild's award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Featured work will include jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more.  More than 35,000 fairgoers attend annually.
  
The Guild of Artists & Artisans has been presenting the annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, which takes place each August, since its inception in 2005.  The Guild is a non-profit, membership association of independent artists best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.  Guild events have a reputation for excellent advertising, fair attendance and artist amenities.


Booth Fees

Guild Members:  $300, 10' x 10' booth; $60 corner
Non-members:   $325, 10' x 10' booth; $60 corner

(Note:  A limited number of double booths are available.  Please contact The Guild if you require a double booth.  A booth corner allows for access to the either the right or left side of the booth and the open side is between eight and ten feet from the next booth; a corner may or may not be at the end of a row or street. )

Important Show Information:  Please review the application procedures, the event calendar and the Exhibition Standards and Rules.  If you have any questions, please contact The Guild at 734.662.3382, ext. 101 or info@theguild.org.  


Application Deadline - February 1, 2012
Notification Date - February 29, 2012

For questions please contact:
Nicole McKay, Artist Relations Manager
The Guild of Artists and Artisans

David X. Levine - Amy Winehouse Exhibition

Steven Zevitas Gallery

David X Levine | Installation of Drawings, color pencil on paper, various dimensions

David X. Levine: Amy Winehouse

January 20 - February 25, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30 pm
450 Harrison Avenue #47 | Boston, MA 02118
 
Boston – Steven Zevitas Gallery is pleased to present Amy Winehouse, an exhibition of new work by Boston-area native and New York-based artist, David X. Levine. The exhibition will be on view from Friday, January 20 through Saturday, February 25, 2012, with an opening reception Friday, February 3.
 
Over the past two years, Levine has focused his energy on producing large-scale works on paper. Amy Winehouse presents four such pieces - including a twelve and a half foot wide triptych - as well as an installation of smaller works that provide a lexicon of Levine’s current pictorial vocabulary. Colored pencil continues to be Levine’s medium of choice, and in the interest of allowing viewers to have a more immediate relationship with the work’s inherent tactility and facture, the decision was made to leave the show unframed.

Music has always been a strong source of inspiration for Levine, and he intends for his work to function with the same unmediated directness. Upon hearing of her death in July of last year, Levine made the decision that his next exhibition would be titled Amy Winehouse. In her music, Levine finds a “raw openness and an ability to corral it into a finished experience” that mirrors his own goals.


Levine’s work has been the focus of a number of one-man exhibitions, including shows at Tony Wight Gallery in Chicago, Dust Gallery in Las Vegas, and Eight Modern in Santa Fe. Group exhibitions include shows at Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York City and Cherry Martin in Los Angeles. This is Levine’s third solo exhibition at Steven Zevitas Gallery.
 
Click here for the review of Amy Winehouse on The Boston Globe by Cate McQuaid.
 
The artist will be present for an opening reception on Friday, February 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. You can also watch a time lapse video of Levine doing an installation of the 50 drawings he created for his show Amy Winehouse here.

For additional information, please contact Steven Zevitas at 617.778.5265 (ext. 22). Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM – 5 PM.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Call to Artists - Great Lakes Art Fair

Great Lakes Art Fair
Spring, 2012
Call to Artists

What:  The Spring 2012 Great Lakes Art Fair

Where:  Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI

When:  April 13-15, 2012
                  Fri - 1pm - 8pm
                  Sat - 10am - 6pm
                  Sun - 11am - 5pm

Noteworthy:

*Beautifully landscaped Indoor Venue - weather-free!

*Easy move in/move out - drive right up to your booth at scheduled times.  Free, convenient parking.

*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in TV, newspapers, radio, direct mail, press releases, billboards and social media, including postcards, tickets and coupons provided to the artists for their use.

*Total prizes for artists $900, plus free booth fees for next show.

*Jury/booth fees are $30/$400 for single booth, with corner and multiple booth packages available.  All booths have electricity, 5' of storage and a back drape included in fee.

*Named as one of the most Artist-Friendly shows in the country.  Artist amenities include booth sitting, drinks and snacks from the roving snack cart, friendly on-site staff, artist reception, and an artist rate at our host hotel, Extended Stay America - Novi.

Please join us for the Great Lakes Art Fair! The Great Lakes Art Fair offers fine artists and their patrons an expansive marketplace that brings fresh energy to the regional artistic community. The juried component of the fair will feature 200 local, regional, and national artists. The Great Lakes Art Fair will also feature select educational demonstrations, art based entertainment, and community outreach efforts. Support from the regional art community has already exceeded expectations, setting the stage for the GLAF to become the biannual destination event for fine artists from all mediums and their patrons. Lauded as one of the most Artist Friendly shows in the country, we take pride in making sure that our artists are happy. 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Application Deadline - February 6, 2012

Notifications Sent - February 20, 2012

Booth Fees/Commitments Due - March 5, 2012    

For more information, please visit www.GreatLakesArtFair.com 

Email questions to info@greatlakesartfair.com or call 248-348-5600 x236 and speak with Kristina Jones, Event Manager.

Call to Artists - Capitol Hill People's Fair

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc (CHUN) Presents:
The 41st Anniversary of the Capitol Hill People's Fair

Call to Artists

WHAT:  An Arts & Crafts Festival, and Celebration of Community

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           June 2 and 3, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:

*Juried show.

*24-hour security.

*Booth sitters.

*Discounted parking in nearby garage with in-and-out privileges.

*Entry/booth fees: $35/$300.

*10% discount ($30) off booth fees for artists applying prior to February 1, 2012.

*Estimated annual attendance: 250,000

*For more details about the show, please visit www.peoplesfair.com.
The Capitol Hill People's Fair is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country with over 250,000 fairgoers, and is one of Colorado's longest-running outdoor urban festivals featuring handmade arts & crafts, food from local restaurants, and live local entertainment.  Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the People's Fair is a celebration of community and the kick-off to the summer festival season.  Exceptionally high public attendance and community support.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - deadline March 9, 2012:

Online application and more information available at: http://fs2.formsite.com/CHUN2010/AC2012/index.html

 
OR - you may download the application here:  
http://www.chundenver.org/client_files/5_page_files/ACAPPWEB.pdf
Email inquiries to:

Andrea Furness
CHUN Assistant Director
andreafurness@chundenver.org 


Or by telephone:
303-830-1651


LAST WEEK TO APPLY - Call to Artists - East Lansing Art Festival

East Lansing Art Festival 2012    
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Event

WHERE: Downtown Streets of East Lansing, MI

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           May 19 - 20, 2012
           Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY:

*Nationally ranked - 60th in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine's "200 Best."

*Limited to 200 - 220 participating artists.

*Helpful and friendly, well-seasoned staff and volunteers.

*Easy load-in and load-out.

*Knowledgeable and dedicated art patrons. 

*Parking near festival site, included in cost of booth fee.

*Boothsitting.

*10' x 10' booth spaces ($300) and 10' x 20' double booths ($600) available. Corners are available on a limited first-paid-first-served basis for an additional fee of $50.

*Non-profit event produced by the East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission/City of East Lansing.

 
Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is held every Spring on the weekend prior to the Memorial Day weekend and is a festive kickoff of the art fair season. The popular Festival attracts an estimated 60,000 attendees from across the region. In addition to the 200-220 juried exhibitors, emerging artists are also invited to participate through a competitive selection process.
 

East Lansing is a charming University town with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and the beautiful Michigan State University campus across the street. ELAF attracts well-educated visitors, unaffected by the economic downturn in the State including professional people from State government and the University. Festival programming includes well-planned entertainment, and arts activities that enhance the art rather than distract from it. Affiliation with regional media and statewide Public TV and radio stations guarantees the festival is well promoted - bringing the right people to you.
 

From the director, Corinn VanWyck:
"Our artist surveys show that artists experience great sales at our festival - many, many artists reported that they had their best sales in quite a while at our show and were very happy to kick off the festival season in East Lansing! We have an informed and enthusiastic community of collectors here and they really welcome and appreciate the artists."

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MAY FESTIVAL:
 
Deadline:  January 31, 2012 on www.zapplication.org 
 
For more details, visit: www.elartfest.com 
 
Email inquiries to:

Call to Artists - Kings Mountain Art Fair

49th Annual
Kings Mountain Art Fair
Call to Artists
     
WHAT: Fine Arts and Crafts - Under the Redwoods
          Ranked as one of the Top Five Fine Art Fairs in California, and in the Top 50
          in the nation. (Art Fair SourceBook 2011)

WHERE:
13889 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside, California
            (30 minutes south of San Francisco, along the San Francisco Peninsula)  
         
WHEN:  Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1 - 3, 2012 

           
NOTEWORTHY:
  
 *A stunning location and complete dedication to the artists (no musical groups, wine tastings, or commercial or corporate vendors).   This fair is known for drawing serious art buyers.
  
*A juried art fair, limited to 135 artists.
  
*An entirely volunteer run event, benefitting the Kings Mountain Fire Brigade and local school programs.  A strong reputation as an artist friendly venue, in a beautiful location, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for artists and patrons.
  
*Top 25% each year are automatically re-invited to return.
  
*Please visit www.kingsmountainartfair.org for more information and description.
 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: 

Deadline:  January 30

   
Application fee:  $10 due with online application

If accepted there is a $100 non-refundable entry fee and 15% commission on sales to participate.

Accepted artists are required to participate in the show, accompanying their art. (Assistants welcome to accompany and booth sitters are available during the Fair.)

Jurying occurs in February, acceptance notification is no later than March 15

Inquires: Please email KMAFsecty@kingsmountainartfair.org  or call (650) 851-2710

Opening Reception Tomorrow! - Allan Gorman - Abstract Journeys

"Two Doors Waiting"    ©2011    Oil on Linen     36 x 48
a l l a n   g o r m a n  -  a b s t r a c t   j o u r n e y s
  
a solo exhibition of new paintings at

 The Art Gallery | Sussex County Community College

One College Hill, Newton, NJ
       
January 23 - February 27, 2012

Opening Reception Friday
January 27, 2012 from 6-8 pm

For more information and directions please visit: http://www.sussex.edu

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Drawing Now with the Hell'O Monsters and Jasmine Bertusi


Call to Artists - Park Point Art Festival

Park Point Art Festival
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival

WHERE: On the Shores of Lake Superior, Duluth, MN

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           June 23 - 24, 2012

NOTEWORTHY:

*One of  Minnesota's premier art festivals.

*Limited to 120 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Jury/Booth Fees: $15/$185.

*$1,300 Cash Awards.

*Extensive Advertising and Promotional Program.

*Friday Setup; drive up to your space for load-in and load-out.

*Artist Amenities include booth-sitters, water delivery to booth, artist's dinner.

*For more details about the show, click HERE
Located on the sandy shores of Duluth's unique Park Point Neighborhood, the festival is a grassroots event planned and operated by a dedicated volunteer group from the Park Point Community Club.  The festival is known for its excellent treatment of artists, as well as a highly loyal community of art enthusiasts and buyers.  The stunning waterside setting and repeat customers encourage artists from the Midwest and beyond to return every year.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Click HERE to download the application.

Deadline:
March 1, 2012

Email inquiries to:
carlatamburro@charter.net

You may also contact by telephone: 
Carla Tamburro
Art Fair Coordinator
218-428-1916

Call to Artists - Gainesville's Downtown Festival & Art Show


 Celebrating Thirty One Years of Art at Gainesville's Downtown Festival & Art Show
Call to Artists

What: Downtown Festival & Art Show

Where: Historic Downtown Gainesville, Florida

When: Saturday and Sunday
           November 3rd & 4th
           Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm

NOTEWORTHY:

*Annual event in November kicking off the holiday shopping season

*31st Annual

*Ranked the most prestigious event in Alachua County and rated among the top festivals nationally since 1996.  It is ranked no. 16 as the best fine art show in the country through Sunshine Artist Magazine.

*250 participating artists

*Jury/Booth Fees: $20/$215

*Amenities include: Friday Night Blues Concert, Artists' Hospitality Center, Morning Refreshments, Boxed Lunches, Booth-Sitting, and Overnight Security.

*Strong Community Support

Gainesville, the cultural heart of North Central Florida, invites you to participate in Florida's premier fall festival of the arts.  Celebrating its 31st year, the Downtown Festival & Art Show is recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. On Nov. 3 and 4, 2012, more than 250 artists will display original oils and acrylics, watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and photography in historic Downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $18,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards.  The festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors, who travel the historic streets of Gainesville to purchase one-of-a-kind art work. Large crowds include loyal patrons, art collectors, families and art lovers contributing to our festival's excellent reputation and success.

Now Accepting Applications:
 
Application Deadline: May 10, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: June 18, 2012

Booth Fee Payment Due: July 16, 2012

Applications may be downloaded from www.gvlculturalaffairs.org or call 352-393-8536 for an application to be mailed.  Four digital files will be required.

You may also contact: Linda Piper, Festival Coordinator at 352-393-8536

Call to Artists - Prairie Village Art Fair

Prairie Village Art Fair
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

WHERE: the Village:  71st Street & Mission Road,  Prairie Village,
WHEN:    June 1 - 3, 2012
              Friday: 5 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
              Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
              Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
           
NOTEWORTHY:

*55th annual event; second oldest show in the area.

*Fees: Jury - $30; Booth: $300 (single) - $600 (double); corner $100 additional.

*Limited to approximately 100 juried artists from across the country.

*24-hour security.

*Power included in booth fee.

*Booth sitters.

*Artist's lounge snacks and drinks.

*Friday night wine delivered to booth.

*Saturday night: dinner with wine delivered to booth.

*Sunday breakfast delivered to booth.

*Van and RV parking walking distance to show.

*Overnight parking is available in lot.
 
*Advertised to entire metropolitan area: radio, eblasts, television coverage, K.C. Star  and direct mail.

*Volunteers that want to make your happy!
  
For more information, visit: http://prairievillageshops.com/events/arts-fair/  
 
 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT: www.zapplication.org

Deadline:  February 14, 2012 

Notification:  March 1, 2012 

Booth fee due:  April 1, 2012 

Email questions to dpotts223@gmail.com

Or call 913-362-9668 to speak with Donna Potts, Show Director.

Call to Artists - Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

    
The Pennsylania Chautauqua
presents:
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
"Under the trees of Old Chautauqua"

Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Event

WHERE: On the streets and in the parks of Mount Gretna, PA

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           August 18 - 19, 2012
           Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

NOTEWORTHY:

*Recipient of Harrisburg Magazine's Readers' Choice Award and Central PA Magazine's Hot List Best Art/Craft show in 2010; listed in Top 100 ranked Fine Art Festivals, 2011, by the Art Fair Source Book.   

*Limited to 260 juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Estimated attendance: approximately 17,000 (paid admission).

*Jury/Booth Fees: ($25/$350 (single booth); $700 (double booth).

*$2,500 Cash Awards.

*Artist amenities include exhibitor-only indoor restrooms, boothsitters, reserved artists' parking, coupons for Mount Gretna Men's Club breakfast.

*Friday or Saturday morning setup.

 
The Pennsylvania Chautauqua sponsors an Art Show, as a community fundraiser, on the third full weekend in August.  The Pennsylvania Chautauqua is a non-profit organization established in 1892 for the purpose of "the advancement of literary, scientific, intellectual, physical and social welfare and the promotion of cultural and religious activities, recreation and entertainment".

Mount Gretna is a small Victorian community founded in the late 1800's as a summer resort.  Initially the only way for residents to reach their cottages in the woods was to travel by train.  Gretna was a stop along the Cornwall/Lebanon line.  Our streets were footpaths until automobiles became the mode of travel.  Many of the original cottages surround an open-air playhouse where numerous cultural events are held.  Our quaint atmosphere attracts many visitors every summer for music, theater, a visit to the local ice cream shop or just a walk in the woods and, of course, to the Art Show.

Festival-goers enjoy a weekend of art, crafts, entertainment and gourmet food, all "under the trees of old Chautauqua".  The show includes an Emerging Artists'area, a Kid's Art Show, musicians and strolling performers.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS VIA www.zapplication.org:

Deadline:
April 1, 2012

Notification:
No later than May 31, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, visit:
www.MtGretnaArts.com  
Email inquiries to:
MtGretnaArt@comcast.net

You may also contact by telephone:
717-964-3270

Monday, January 23, 2012

Opening at Olga Korper Gallery - Susanna Heller

Call to Artists - St. James Court Art Show

St. James Court Art Show
St. James Court Section    

  
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

WHERE: Set Outdoors in Historic Old Louisville, Louisville, KY

WHEN: October 5, 6 & 7, 2012
              Set up must be completed on Thursday, October 4, 2012


NOTEWORTHY:

*300 Artists in the St. James Court Section of the Art Show.

*210,000 attendance in 2011 (est. by Louisville Police Dep't).

*Juried Show. Applications taken only on www.zapplication.org (St. James Court Section of the St. James Court Art Show).

*Application fee: $30.

*Booth Fees: $500 for a 10' x 10'; add $30 for a corner space.

*Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. -  6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*$3.000 in artist merit awards; free booth space in following year's show.

*Complimentary artist breakfast all 3 days; Peer Juror Breakfast with the Director; Saturday evening wine and cheese reception and award ceremony.

*Discounted hotel rates; RV and camping information provided.

*24-hour security.

*Booth sitters, helpful volunteers and organized staff.

*55 Year tradition bringing patrons from around the region.  

 
More than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America will converge the first full weekend of October for the 55th Annual Saint James Court Art Show. Ranked the number one fine art and craft show in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, & 2010 this autumn tradition draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that crafted them.  

The show is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville, which boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and crafts, which will be exhibited and sold along Saint James Court, Belgravia Court, Magnolia Avenue, and the adjacent blocks of Third and Fourth Streets.  

Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works that include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, glass art and other fine arts. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships and neighborhood maintenance and restoration.   

Application Deadline: March 31, 2012 (midnight EST)

Jury Dates: April 21 & 22, 2012

Notification: April 30, 2012

Booth Fee Due: July 15, 2012

For more details, visit our web site at

Email inquiries to:

Website:


Marguerite Esrock
Director, St. James Court Art Show


Meet Me at The Fountain! The 56th Annual St. James Court Art Show will be held October 5, 6 & 7, 2012.

Follow us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/StJamesFan 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fountain Art Fair - New York 2012



FOUNTAIN ART FAIR
ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE

AT HISTORIC 69TH REGIMENT ARMORY
Photo: Rachel Esterday

Fountain Art Fair New York 2012 at the 69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street
March 9
11, 2012

New York, NY
Fountain Art Fair is thrilled to announce that its upcoming New York 2012 edition will take place at the 69th Regiment Armory, an iconic city landmark and site of the legendary 1913 Armory Show. Now located on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, Fountain New York will be easily accessible during Armory Arts Weekend, March 9–11, 2012. Fountain is also proud to be partnering with arts education non-profit Art for Progress for its seventh New York fair.

Though Fountain will miss the distinctive Pier 66 & Frying Pan Lightship which served as the fair’s New York home for the past three years, the Armory’s immense 28,000 square foot space will allow Fountain to host more exhibitors and accommodate ambitious, large-scale installations. Fountain’s move into the 69th Regiment Armory marks the 99th anniversary of the original 1913 Armory Show, where Marcel Duchamp—who inspired the fair’s moniker with his readymade Fountain—challenged perceptions of modern art. Duchamp’s gutsy spirit resonates today in Fountain Art Fair’s radical attitude and its grassroots, welcoming environment that sets it apart from other fairs. “The opportunity to hold Fountain’s seven year anniversary show in the home of the original 1913 Armory space is a game-changer and a big win for Fountain exhibitors and supporters,” said Fountain co-founder David Kesting. “The sheer scale of the space in context with the ambitious projects of our exhibitors offers a new opportunity for the growth of the exhibition and its participants.”

Fountain Art Fair is an exhibition of avant-garde artwork founded to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. In addition to cutting-edge art, visitors to the fair can enjoy signature elements such as on-site performance art, a major street art installation, and musical performances that Fountain has become known for integrating into the art fair experience. From presenting just 3 local exhibitors at its first fair in 2006, Fountain has grown to represent over 30 international exhibitors and independent artist projects at its most recent Miami 2011 edition.

Applications for Fountain New York 2012 are now being accepted and can be downloaded here. Visit FountainArtFair.com or Fountain’s Facebook page for the latest on what is sure to be the most exciting Fountain Art Fair to date.

About FOUNTAIN ART FAIR:

“The way an art fair should be.” The Economist

“A celebration of the work that’s changing the face of the art market.” —Jetsetter

“Dangerous, insightful and sometimes shocking… I left Fountain excited about emerging art again.” —Gadling



Visit Fountain Art Fair online at FountainArtFair.com
Follow Fountain Art Fair on Facebook and Twitter

Call to Artists - Downtown Denver Arts Festival


    
Downtown Denver Arts Festival 

   
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  14th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival

WHERE: The Denver Pavilions in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado     

WHEN:  Memorial Day Weekend - May 25-28, 2012
            Fri: 4-8 p.m.; Sat: 11-8; Sun: 11-5; Mon: 11-4
          
NOTEWORTHY:

*For the first time, artists from across the nation are invited to apply; formerly limited to Colorado artists only!

*Limited to 140 juried artists in 15 media categories

*Surveyed 2011 artists totaled just under $500,000 in sales

*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in newspapers, radio, television, press releases, magazines, social media and other venues valued at over $150,000

*Jury/Booth fees are $30/$495 for a single booth. Corners, and electricity available

*Artist amenities include booth sitting, 24 hour security, most booths are drive up to load and unload, great onsite staff to handle any issues promptly

*Attendance estimated at 150,000

We invite all artists, both Colorado and national, to apply (new for 2012).  Now in its 14th year, The Downtown Denver Arts Festival continues its mission of supporting Colorado visual artists while showcasing a select number of national artists.  The Downtown Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier fine arts and fine crafts event each Memorial Day Weekend at the Denver Pavilions in the ever growing and vibrant Downtown area of Denver.  The fine art exhibition features over 140 visual artists with over 150,000 people expected to attend.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  February 15, 2012

Notification:  March 1, 2012

Booth fee due:  March 20, 2012

Apply at www.zapplicaton.org

For more information please visit www.DowntownDenverArtsFestival.com

Email questions to info@downtowndenverartsfestival.com
Or call 303-330-8237 to speak to Jim DeLutes, Director

Call to Artists - Omaha Summer Arts Festival


Omaha Summer Arts Festival


Call to Artists
What:  The #1 juried show in Nebraska

Where: Downtown Omaha alongside a beautiful park

When:  June 8, 9 & 10, 2012

Significant Details:

Attracting more than 80,000 patrons from throughout the region, the Omaha Summer Arts Festival is consistently ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country and enjoys an established tradition of excellence.

This popular show features 135-juried artists from across the country selling their fine art and contemporary crafts in 14 media categories.  An experienced staff of dedicated, event professionals produces the Omaha Summer Arts Festival. Members of the Festival's Board of Directors visit each artist individually providing an opportunity for one-on-one feedback and evaluation. We care about the artists, listen to their input and react to their concerns.

Each artist is provided an 11' x 11' space with an additional 2' x 11' storage area at the back. An exceptional show layout allows every artist to pull his or her vehicle in front of their booth for easy set-up and teardown.

Outstanding artist amenities including:
  • $2500 in Cash Merit Awards
  • A variety of options for discounted lodging within one mile of the show;
  • Complimentary lunch delivered to each artists' booth on Friday;
  • Artist Awards Brunch on Saturday;
  • Continental Breakfast and Artists' Meeting on Sunday;
  • Artist Concierge Desk, centrally located, with dedicated cell phone number for Artist requests;
  • Private, air-conditioned Artists' Lounge with complimentary snacks and beverages, private, indoor restrooms, artist-only computers, free WiFi and chair massages by appointment;
  • Artwork Delivery Program providing pick-up from your booth and delivery to your customers' vehicles.
  • Experienced booth sitters;
  • Water delivery to Artists' booths throughout the weekend;
  • Assistance with load-in and tear-down;
  • Complimentary sand tubes delivered to your booth during set-up and removed at the end of the show;
  • 24-hour security provided by off-duty Omaha Police Officers.

Show application may be accessed online through Zapplication atwww.zapplication.org.  

The jury fee is $30 and booth fees are $325 or $400 for a guaranteed corner.  Limited electrical service is available in some locations for a one-time fee of $75.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  

January 22, 2012 (Midnight CST)

NOTIFICATION:                         
 
February 17, 2012 (Notifications mailed and posted online)

BOOTH FEE DUE:             

March 18, 2012

CONTACT:                                   

Ashley McNabney, Visual Arts Coordinator
amcnabney@vgagroup.com
402.345.5401 Ext. 106

The Omaha Summer Arts Festival is a magnet that draws people together to celebrate art in all of its forms and varied expressions. Its mission is to present culturally diverse, high-quality arts programs, performances and exhibits in downtown Omaha for the general public to appreciate and enjoy.

Apply today to be a part of the tradition as the Omaha Summer Arts Festival
celebrates 38 years of artistic excellence in the streets of Omaha.
 
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