ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists


ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists

State Public Policy Group (SPPG) announces a call for artists for ArtFest Midwest 2017, Iowa’s largest fine art show. It is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Mar 2017

This will be the 15th year for Artfest Midwest. The show was started as a venue for primarily Iowa and Midwest artists to show and sell their work. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this event. It is an affordable alternative to the downtown Des Moines show, held on the same weekend.  ArtFest Midwest 2017 will offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.

Application fee is $30. Booth fee is $340-$600.

Event promotion is under new management with new faces and innovative ideas to ensure a successful event. There will be cash prizes for the best art in each category and an overall Best in Show award. In addition to radio, television, newspaper, and digital advertising, Artfest Midwest will be promoted through a robust social media network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About State Public Policy Group

State Public Policy Group‘s (SPPG) roots are in their longstanding focus: working hard on a practical level to manage change and promote public policy serving the interests in the well-being of the people. They are an issue-based consulting company, which means they take a non-partisan approach to solutions which understands politics.

SPPG believes people affected by public policy should be actively engaged in shaping those laws and rules all along the way. They get people involved. The public policy, the organizational, topic, or client does not matter. SPPG’s staff has figured out issues from homelessness to homeland security.

SPPG helps each of our clients set their own goals. They craft a path forward and provide the services necessary to get there. They conduct community engagement, manage public policy development, and create a new initiatives. It can be a years-long process to implement a new issue-based initiative or it can be an evening’s Board retreat session. Like all organizations, SPPG has grown and evolved with changing times.  Based in Iowa, advantages are found in Iowa’s diverse economy and political spotlight.

For more information, contact artfestmidwest@sppg.com.

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Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The Big Four Bridge Lawn was built for special events. It features four acres of tree lined walks on the Ohio River within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, NuLu, shopping, 4th Street Live, and a family friendly atmosphere. Over two million visitors come to Waterfront Park annually and more than 25,000 walk the bridge every weekend. With three years of preparation, a strong patron base has been developed.

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits

  • Promotions will include advertisements in regional newspapers, radio, magazines, billboard, flyers, j-peg postcards, posters, billboard, along with a social media blitz.
  • The Premiere Gala will be held on Friday the 8th of September. It will include 450 known collectors and supporters of the arts and a Meet and Greet evening on the river. The Gala is optional after set-up on Friday.
  • There is a minimum of $2,500 in cash awards.
  • Light buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Great rates at participating hotels.
  • Trolley pick-up in the morning and delivery in the evening.
  • All of this year’s participating artists will by-pass the jury selection next year and booth fees will be frozen.

About the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival

This festival is supported by the State and City Tourism Boards, non-profits, artisan guilds, and artists. The Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River is 40 acres of lawn and tree lined walks. All for the purpose of special events and festivals. The City of Louisville is very supportive and assist groups that stage these events. This opens up the opportunity for advertising that reaches out to large volumes of people.

For more information, contact b4b@twc.com.

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St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists


St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 announces a call for more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The St James Court Art Show 2017 will be held the first full weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is ranked in the top ten fine art and craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This autumn tradition draws over 100,000 visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items.

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. They include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, and glass art. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships, and neighborhood maintenance and restoration. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.

Artist amenities include artist’s breakfast, lunches, after-party, monetary award prizes, social media marketing, regional print ads, and scheduled television interviews before the show opening on Friday.

About the St James Court Art Show

The St James Court Art Show is in its 61st year. The show was created by Old Louisville residents to fund their deteriorating neighborhood in the late 50’s. All monies raised by the art show go right back into the neighborhood preservation. Gaslights, the St James Court fountain, park benches, and flower urns are maintained using art show funds. $28,000 in college scholarships are given away yearly to high school seniors pursuing art in college. This yearly event has become on of Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. There is a very loyal patron base. Many patrons use it as a Girl’s Weekend or Family Reunion time resulting in a high sales volume show. The neighborhood residents embrace the artists and offer southern hospitality. Lodging is easy to find either Downtown or at the airport. Either is just 2-3 miles away.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.

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Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists


Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists

Deco Publique announces a call for artists for Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective featuring fiercely independent designer makers, street food vendors, vintage traders, and performers.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 May 2017

British Style Collective, presented by Clothes Show, is set to draw over 50,000 people to the city. It is set across five of Liverpool’s most iconic locations and will to take-over the city from the 7 – 9 July 2017 for the fashion and beauty event of the year.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective will be the free fringe event to the British Style Collective ticketed weekend experience. Festival goers and shoppers will be directed to the Albert Dock through way finding, city maps, and marketing promotions as part of the larger Style Collective weekend.

The event is targeting a young audience who are interested in cool and contemporary shopping experiences.

There will be an outside makers market with contemporary makers selling their handmade goods – printed, painted, stitched, knitted, soldered or moulded. Deco Publique is interested in all mediums that present the best of modern craftmanship and style.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective designers:

  • Sell products alongside cool and contemporary designers.
  • Get involved in the British Style collective event that will gain national media attention.
  • Network with other creatives.

Deco Publique is an organisation creatively producing highly aesthetic and quality cultural festivals across the North West such as Vintage by the Sea and The National Festival of Making. They work alongside leading design figures such as Wayne Hemingway and Patrick Grant. They garner significant media involvement with the BBC and leading news sources. Events focus on promoting creativity and encouraging those who do not feel creative to get involved with the arts. Other projects are artistic commissions in regeneration areas, workshops, and activities that develop community spirit.

For more information, contact alex.decopublique@gmail.com.

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Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists


Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017, an outdoor juried fine art and craft fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle, announces a call for artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Mar 2017

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017’s prime location by Cost Plus World Market, just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant city. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, and organized by artists, it continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. The festival is a proud participant of Bellevue’s Arts Fair weekend. Coupled with two close-by fairs, it is a staple of the vibrant annual community celebration. The proceeds from the Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 are donated to various local and global charities. The festival works in partnership with local educators and features local non profits.

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 artist benefits:

  • Limited to 175 artists
  • Attendance 60,000+ patrons
  • Thursday scheduled drive-up load-in starting at 6pm
  • Booth sitting
  • Shuttle service to artist parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Artist Hospitality Tent stocked with light snacks, bottled water, coffee, and tea
  • Onsite staff and fabulous volunteers
  • Organized by artists

About Bellevue Festival of the Arts

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a 33-year strong, 3-day outdoor, fine art and craft festival. It attracts large crowds of conscious collectors, returning patrons, and a community that supports the arts with excitement. It is a chance for buyers to meet directly the artists and patrons to forge new opportunities and relationships.

Each year, the festival launches a high-end comprehensive publicity campaign to bring the fair and its talented participants to an established and ever-growing audience. The focus is sharing what sets the festival apart – its heart, commitment to the artists who participate, and giving back to the community. The festival is nationally recognized. The media campaign engages with reporters, news anchors, directors, editors, and bloggers with great success in national and local features and artist spotlights.

Festival organizers post regularly on social media to showcase the participating artist’s work and share the greater press coverage. Organizers welcome and encourage participants to engage on these platforms to cross-promote. Participating artists will receive a digital press pack for online engagement and email blasts and beautiful postcards for promotion.

History of the Bellevue Festival of the Arts

There is a compelling story that has made the Bellevue Festival of the Arts what it is today – a leader in its field. Thirty years ago, a group of artists channeled their disenchantment with the for-profit, fine art fair culture. They decided to create a show that fellow artists would be excited to be a part of with a structure that gave back to the community.

The founding ideas of the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest (CCNW) were simple: do away with the for-profit commissions that were being charged artists and give any proceeds collected from the flat booth fees back to the community. The artists of CCNW appealed to local landlords who agreed to lease their parking lots. A jury of artists was employed to ensure quality and fair selection of art and the Rest of the Best Fest was founded.

The festival changed its name to the Bellevue Festival of the Arts in 2004. The mission and organization remained the same. The model resulted in a respect and admiration between the staff and the artists who share their work. These ideals have not only proven to be a blueprint for our success, but also have inspired other festivals in the area to follow our lead with respect and support of artists.

Through diligence and respect for the community that supports it, the festival has blossomed into what it is today. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a product of its environment. The continued success of the Festival and the artists it supports is dependent on the relationships with our community. Organizers recognize their obligation as stewards to the artists, local community, and greater community for which they are a part.

For more information, contact info@bellevuefest.org.

 

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Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 announces a call for artists for this year’s festival. Apply to sell art at one of the top art shows in the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

The Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual juried arts event held on Labor Day weekend. It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety of unique food.

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 artist benefits

Artists will be given space for their outdoor booth, either a 10 x 10 or 10 x 20 foot space. The show is run by an artist board that has been working together for the past 21 years. Art in the Pearl attracts a large amount of visitors especially in the lunch hour time period. The site is a beautiful park in one of the wealthier neighborhoods in Portland. Being in the shade of trees the park is a wonderful location for selling your one-of-a-kind work in Portland, Oregon. There is a new jury every year. Even if you haven’t gotten in before, a new jury may make a different decision.

Art In The Pearl is an artist run show in the Pacific Northwest. They are a non-profit organization and always donate to other non-profits in the Pearl District area. Art In The Pearl was founded and is produced by a dedicated volunteer board of local artists. Their goals include commitment to stewardship, promoting the arts, educating the public, and strengthening creative and educational bonds with the community. They welcome artists who are creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

For more information, contact info@artinthepearl.com.

 

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Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists


Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for its 37th annual Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017, to be held on June 10-11. It showcases a wide array of high quality art and craft, both contemporary and traditional.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Mar 2017

This event is an engaging, creative experience that connects the artist’s personal story with a vibrant lake community. Over 140 artists will be displaying original works amidst live music and a variety of food offerings.

The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 seeks to maintain an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce listens and acts on artist’s suggestions and feedback to continually enhance and improve our show.

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 artist benefits

Debbie Hart was the original founder of Excelsior Art on the Lake. The awards are given to artists whom exemplify Debbie’s spirit and values. Four Debbie Hart Artist Awards will be given. Each winner receives a cash prize and will be invited back the following year with jury and single booth fee waived. Judging for the Debbie Hart awards will take place Saturday, June 11 at the start of the show.

  • Artist name and booth number listed in the Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 program and website.
  • Each artist’s work is featured on the Excelsior Art on the Lake Facebook page beginning two months prior to start date of the show.
  • Exhibitors are provided marketing support in local media, print, newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Excelsior Art on the Lake website.
  • Frequent email blasts to distribution list of 9,000+ residents and shoppers in the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka area.

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the driving force between community and business success and involvement. Growth, prosperity, and sustainability are ways the Chamber strives to keep the community ranked highly as a destination for visitors. Art on the Lake is a high profile event and enjoys a loyal following of 18,000+ art admirers, collectors, and buyers. The Lake Minnetonka area has excellent demographics and is known for its strong patronage of cultural events. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the leading representative of the business community, actively promoting a prosperous business climate, thereby creating a positive environment for the entire South Lake Minnetonka community.

For more information, contact marketing@excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com.

 

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ARTMarket – Call For Artists


ARTMarket – Call For Artists

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts announces a call for artists for ARTMarket, a one day opportunity to sell your artwork.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 May 2017

ARTMarket will take place on the same day as the Wethersfield Historical Society’s House Tour on Hartford Avenue, Saturday, June 3rd. There will be good foot traffic from 10 am – 4 pm. Interesting food/drinks available for purchase. The Summer Youth Art Program is on the same day. Tours of the Academy will be given. An art show of instructor and student work will be on display.

Artists can buy a 10′ x 10′ space for $30. Bring your own tent, tables, chairs, and display set-ups. Register early. Space fee will increase in April. Artists handle all their own transactions. Please be self-sufficient on set-up and take-down.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts wants to have an opportunity for artists to show their artwork in a low key marketplace.  Artists may submit an image of their work for PR purposes. There will be promotion on the  Academy’s social media, website, email blasts, posters, and at local sites.

About Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

The mission of the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is to provide a classical education in the visual and performing arts through traditional teaching methods and mentoring. Artists refine their talents, develop practical skills, and elevate the general artistic standard. They offer classes, workshops, and youth programs for all ages and levels in figure drawing, Bargue drawing, portrait drawing, and painting. Artists are invited from across the country to teach plein air painting, still life techniques, and portraiture with a range of subject focuses. This year, we have George O’Hanlon coming from California to teach a three-day workshop in best practices for artists.

For more information, contact info@wethersfieldarts.org.

 

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Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 – Call For Artists


The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) announces a call for artists for the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017. 

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Mar 2017

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 is held in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along the Milwaukee River, on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park.

The show is open to fine craft artists 18 years or older working in ceramics, digital art, fiber wearable, fiber non-wearable, glass, jewelry-metal, jewelry non-metal, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or wood. Artists may submit up to two applications for this show. Approximately 135 artists will be chosen by an outside jury panel and a wait list will also be established.

$4000 will be awarded in gift certificates and cash prizes. All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. Artist amenities include early set-up, booth sitters, overnight security, color promotional postcards, complimentary breakfasts both days, artist reception on Saturday night, and home stays.

About the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council

WDCC is dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts and making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin. It is a service organization with roots dating to 1916, when the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts was formed. The second of its kind in the United States, the group was later called Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen and is now known as Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council. The Morning Glory show was originally held on the grounds of the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. It outgrew that location and moved to its present location in 1992. It has enjoyed great success at its downtown location. Its name still reflects its roots having been named after the morning glory vines in the Charles Allis garden.

For more information, contact morningglory@wdcc.org.

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Shelby Township Art Fair 2017 – Call For Artists


The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking artists and vendors for its 34th annual juried show,Shelby Township Art Fair 2017, to be held on August 12 and 13.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

Shelby Township Art Fair 2017 has four exhibitor categories. This event is held outdoors on the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds with booths located on grass, many with shade trees. All booths measure approximately 15’ x 15’ with some double booths available. No resale products, services, home improvement companies, or distributors permitted.

Located on the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds, the venue is on Van Dyke Avenue, just south of 24 Mile Road. Out of town exhibitors will have a choice of several hotels, great restaurants, and shopping all located within a few miles of the Municipal Grounds. Shelby Township is located about 25 miles north of Detroit in southeast Michigan.

Shelby Township Art Fair 2017 Categories

  • Art media – Original, hand-made, one of a kind pieces (with the exception of prints), created and produced by the artist including, but not limited to: clay • digital • fiber • glass • jewelry • metal • mixed media • painting • photography • printmaking • drawing • sculpture • stone • wood • multi-media
  • Emerging artists – Artists just starting to exhibit in any of the art mediums listed above that don’t have enough work for a full booth. Each accepted artist may rent no more than one 6 foot table under the Emerging Artists Tent.
  • Craft media – Items created by the crafter and produced in small quantities including, but not limited to: home décor • clothing and accessories • jewelry that is not one of a kind
  • Michigan made market – Items created in batches by Michigan based businesses including, but not limited to: food items • bath and body products • candles • toys and games • books • pet products

Fees – Payable by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard only

  • Application/Jury fee: $20 for all categories
  • Artist Booth fee: $150 – single, or $320 double
  • Crafter Booth fee: $150 – single, or $320 double
  • MI Made Booth fee: $75 – single, or $160 double
  • Emerging Artist fee: $75 for one six foot table (limit 1 table per artist)

The friendly, helpful, organized staff, easy load-in and load-out, Friday night set-up, plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas, overnight grounds security, and complimentary coffee and donuts each morning help to create a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Advertising in local and regional publications, internet social media, television and radio announcements, e-mail blasts, flyers, banners, signs throughout the community, and more bring over 10,000 visitors to the event.

About Shelby Township Art Fair Committee

The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee and the Shelby Township Parks and Recreation Department have organized and presented this event for 34 years. The attendance is good, although not overwhelming like some larger shows. The small town atmosphere in an upper-middle class community makes for an enjoyable weekend for visitors that come from Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Washtenaw, and St. Clair Counties.

The Art Fair Committee consists of local artists and select members of the Parks and Recreation Department staff. They work year around together to provide a quality event where a variety of juried exhibitors and visitors can enjoy a great Michigan summertime weekend.

For more information, contact shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org.

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