Dianne Funk Productions announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 (IWAF). More than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers will be in attendance on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018.
Deadline: 20 Oct 2017
Event to be held in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Celebrating its 16th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2018 Indian Wells Arts Festival’s Primary Jury deadline set for October 20, 2017. Additionally, 60 places are held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 8, 2018.
Fifteen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art.
“Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of show was ranked a nice 9.6. 100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival.” -Sunshine Artist Magazine
The Indian Wells Arts Festival is ranked as an AFSB Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events in 2017
Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018
- #3 So-Cal Getaway by The Examiner ‘Best of the Best’ by Palm Springs Life Magazine
- Booth fees affordably range from $300 for a 10′ x 10′ single space and $600 for a 10′ x 20′ double space, with electricity optional at an additional $200 fee
- Reported sales of $765,000 in 2016 are fostered by the Festival’s established reputation for fine and high-quality art
- Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
- Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms
- Artists are required to be in attendance daily
What to expect in 2018
- On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts; and IWAF blog features at no additional cost to the artists
- Public relations and media coverage including local and select major-market editorials and press releases
- Easy artist check-in and express check-out
- Real-time show updates and communications via text message
- Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
- Live jazz and entertainment ambiance designed to indulge and motivate buyers
- Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
- Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
- Children’s activities along with special exhibits
- Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
- Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their art scholarship funds
- Saturday & Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon
- Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion
Chosen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 artists will participate in a wonderful, highly recognized, and accredited fine arts festival. Experience the beauty of the venue and relax while enjoying the live music and performances. Artists receive media/social media publicity opportunities on all of the Indian Wells Arts Festival social media platforms and other news outlets leading up to and throughout the festival. They will be able to connect with other artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and festival goers/buyers. Artists receive 15% commission on all sales.
About Dianne Funk Enterprises
The Indian Wells Arts Festival is founded upon a commitment to promoting the crucial role art plays in a thriving society, whether it be in education, business, or quality of life. The architect of that vision is Dianne Funk Enterprises, Inc. led by its namesake.
Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.
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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ responses to the theme of this year’s national juried exhibition: Nature and Neon.
Deadline: 4 Oct 2017
Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Conversely, some contemporary artists seek to incorporate the kitsch, pop, and glamour of visual overload into their work. Juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial can be found everywhere and in almost every aspect of our lives. Submitted works for Nature and Neon could be about the commodification of nature, constructed natural environments, or an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Works could be inspired by the traditional pastoral or could be interpretations of pop art and urban motifs. This exhibition asks the artist to consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both attempts to capture its own disparate beauty.
All work must have been completed within the last two years. Current Arrowmont staff and residents may apply for the exhibition, but are ineligible to receive awards.
The entry fee is $30 for 3 works.
Exhibition dates: December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018
Juror, Garth Johnson
Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, where he oversees their world-renowned collection. Before moving to Tempe, Garth served as the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit. He has exhibited his work and published his writing internationally including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new book Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.
Selected Nature and Neon artwork is eligible for the following awards
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Two Honorable Mentions: $125/each.
Awards will be selected in person by Garth Johnson, juror, prior to the exhibit’s reception.
January 12, 2018: Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Awards announced at 7 pm.
About Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences. They offer a variety of media, classes, conferences, and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.
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The Fulton Street Collective presents a call for artists for the first 3rd Floor Market to be held on Jul 18th. The event will include food trucks, a loft style industrial environment, cash bar, beautiful artwork, live music, and handmade crafts.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2017
Event Time: July 18th, 2017 at 5 – 8:30 pm CST (artists/creators check in at 3 pm CST)
$50 if you bring your own table
$75 if you rent our table (we only have 2 available now!)
About Fulton Street Collective
The venue is an art gallery where talented local artists’ work is featured in a funky interior-industrial loft gallery with exposed brick walls. Artwork is rotated in the gallery. The building is a collaboration for different art organizations. All members are very delightful and dedicated to promote the local Chicago art scene. The collective offers exhibition space and artist residency programs.
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Las Laguna Gallery is seeking traditional collage art or collage digital artwork for Collage and Digital Madness. The goal in this exhibition is to feature the similarities and differences between the traditional and digital approaches.
Deadline: 6 Aug 2017
There are no limitations on sizes of work, although works over 60 inches are costly for shipping. Therefore, artwork sizes that are manageable are recommended. No video, sculpture, or jewelry will be considered at this time.
Selected artists will have their works displayed in a gallery located in Laguna Beach, California.
About Las Laguna Gallery
Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Beach. The town is in the heart of Orange County (The “OC”) adjacent to the Pacific Ocean with 7.1 miles of oceanfront vistas. It is home to more beachfront lodging than any other city in California. Laguna Beach ranks No. 1 in the United States in economic impact of the arts on a per capita basis. This includes total spending by both organizations and audiences. During the summer, several million visitors flock to the resort environment for its picturesque beaches and festivals. Festivals include the Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Pageant of the Masters, Winter Fantasy, Laguna Craft Street Show, Laguna Beach Music Festival, and monthly First Thursday Laguna Beach Artwalk.
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The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017. The exhibit runs September 23 – October 15, 2017.
Deadline: 6 Aug 2017
The really Affordable Art $how is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors will see your work. Expand your collector base in New York City. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.
Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Over 100 pieces will be selected and bonus pieces selected by the artists. BWAC will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. They look forward to exhibiting artists’ work from all over the USA.
BWAC looks for skill in the use of a variety of materials, how well the medium relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.
The really Affordable Art $how $2050 in cash awards and purchase prizes include:
- Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Laura Phipps’ personal collection.
- Best of Show Silver: $250
- Certificates of Recognition: $800 ($100 each for eight winners.)
All prize selections will be made by Laura Phipps at the gallery and announced at the opening reception at 3 PM.
About The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
BWAC is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot gallery in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. It sees over 18,000 visitors each season.
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Darkroom Gallery announces a call for artists for Pathways and Passages, a challenge to entice viewers to wonder where photographers are leading.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2017
Each pictorial impression of what lies ahead will be different than any other. We all take our own path through life. This exhibition presents an opportunity to illustrate a good place to stand, walk, drive, sail, or fly.
Pathways and Passages is a juried exhibit. The juror is Stephen Perloff, noted photographer, photo writer, and publisher and editor of The Photo Review. He will select between 50 and 60 images from the total submitted for exhibition in a professional gallery setting.
Pathways and Passages Artist Benefits
- All selected entries are exhibited in a gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog, and a signed copy of Stephen Perloff’s book “North Dakota.”
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
All selected exhibitors will benefit from exposure through Darkroom Gallery’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Their work will be seen by those who visit our gallery during the course of the exhibit. They will have the option of leaving their prints in an exhibit portfolio where they can be viewed by gallery visitors for an indefinite period. Darkroom Gallery continues to promote and sell our exhibitor’s photos after an exhibit closes.
Exhibitors also benefit from receiving publication credit through our elegant exhibition catalogs. Each photo exhibited has a page in the catalog along with a short description written by the photographer.
About Darkroom Gallery
Darkroom Gallery is an 1100 square foot dedicated exhibition space with professional gallery lighting. Even though the gallery is located in a suburb of Burlington, Vermont it has a big-city ambiance. With a new exhibit every month, there is always something new to look at. They keep portfolios of past exhibits available to visitors, as well as a library of past exhibition catalogs and books about photography and photographers. They host an artist’s reception for every exhibition and encouraging the public to attend.
In addition to functioning as a traditional gallery, Darkroom Gallery promotes photographic education through workshops, seminars, lectures, and demonstrations. Most events are given or facilitated by photographic educators with national or international reputations. Darkroom Gallery is affiliated with two photographic Meetup Groups with a combined membership of several hundred.
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IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) seeks artwork that address ideas regarding protest. Art of Protest is IFA’s 12th annual open juried exhibit.
Deadline: 3 Sept 2017
Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IFA is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. The entry fee is $50 for up to three (3) images. Each additional image is $10 per image. All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed.
2017 Juror: Stephen Fisher
On view: November 2 – December 3, 2017
Artist Reception on November 3rd, 2017,6:00-8:00 pm
Art of Protest Artist Benefits
- Cash Awards, $1000 for Best in Show
- Acceptance to the exhibit allows artists to exhibit artwork that was created for protest in one way or another
- It is a juried exhibit not a vanity exhibit
- The juror is a respected and well known practicing artist
- Possible PR reviews in regional publications
- The reception is open and free to the viewing public
About IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
Imago Foundation for the Arts is a non profit organization, 501 (c) 3. The Foundation supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. IFA provides space for artists and those interested in the arts to gather, explore, and celebrate creativity.
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The Arts Council of Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 ArtsFest Stuart. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart.
Deadline: 30 Sept 2017
A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, a literary village, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances.
ArtsFest Stuart was chosen as a Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Event” in 2016. Artists are the first priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great. To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, the Arts Council uses resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.
Some comments from the 2017 Artist Survey:
- “Love seeing my long time customers and meeting new ones each year!”
- “Well organized!”
- “Logistics and hospitality were easy and pleasant!”
- “The staff and volunteers were AWESOME! “
From its genesis in 1988, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events. ArtsFest has a reputation for having the best artists compared to other shows in the community. It provides significant financial support to the Arts Council of Martin County’s efforts to support the entire cultural sector.
ArtsFest showcases fine artists hailing from all around the country in the juried art show. As a community-based arts organization, the Arts Council seeks to shine a spotlight on the many cultural assets in our community and bring fun, hands-on, free activities to the young people who attend. ArtsFest attracts art patrons, local residents, and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida’s busy snowbird season.
About The Arts Council Of Martin County
The Arts Council of Martin County is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status through the IRS. The Arts Council is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.
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Palm Beach Show Group announces a call for artists for the 15th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary crafts and design.
Deadline: 15 Nov 2017
Three jurors, who are experts in the field and newly selected each year, will choose 150 artists. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, design, and quality of their work. All work submitted to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show must be original creations. The Show does not charge sales commissions.
The non-refundable fee for applying is $35. The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.
Show dates: February 16-18, 2018
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Media categories: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be co-located with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, & Antique Show which brings over 50,000 attendees over its duration in Palm Beach. Participating Palm Beach Fine Craft Artists will experience a world-class event with national and regional exposure through impressive marketing initiatives.
About The Palm Beach Show Group
Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company specializing in fine art, antique, jewelry, and fine craft shows. The Palm Beach Show Group produces high-end events that create unique meeting places for collectors, art advisors, museum curators, interior designers, and dealers.
The Palm Beach Show Group believes that bringing together dealers and attendees in major cities throughout the country allows for an incredible culmination of education, entertainment, and commerce. Whether young or old, seasoned or novice, a Palm Beach Show Group event creates bonds between generations. The Palm Beach Show Group produces shows in major cities throughout the United States.
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Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.
Deadline: 26 Aug 2017
Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.
Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation. Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.
Art Through The Lens Cash Awards
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
- Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100
About the Yeiser Art Center
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.
The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks; provides a forum for artists; and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.
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