Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 - Call For Artists And Vendors

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

In 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is celebrating the 37th year of its annual art festival, Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018, on August 18 and 19. The festival, previously held off-site, is now held on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to gallery spaces, experience the stature of exhibitions, and connect with programs more effectively. All proceeds from LAF are invested back into the community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2018

Lubeznik Center for the Arts will select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. There is $3,000 in cash awards. Additionally, LCA will be inviting regional galleries who represent the best in emerging contemporary art. Overall, LCA anticipates 75-100 exhibitors. The festival draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.

The juror for this year’s festival is Aron Packer of Aron Packer Projects. Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early business focusing on outsider and non-traditional art. He became known for a broad yet unusual vision. He transitioned this vision to contemporary art and established his first public gallery in 1992 in Chicago. For the next 25 years, Packer continued to expand his notable group of contemporary artists. In 2015, he closed Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago to work at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in business development for fine art sales. Packer continues to avidly curate pop-up shows throughout Chicago as Aron Packer Projects.

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 award categories ($3000 in cash awards)

  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror’s Awards (2)

Additionally, 2018 award winners will be exempt from jury process in 2019. They will not have to pay the 2019 application fee. Complimentary snacks and water are available through setup and the festival. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media.

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located on the North end of Michigan City’s vibrant Uptown Arts District. LCA’s architecturally interesting facility houses five beautiful galleries and education multi-use spaces where they feature contemporary artwork. LCA is on the Southern shore of Lake Michigan within walking distance to the beach and marina. All proceeds from the festival are invested back into our community in all the artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.

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