Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) - Call for Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Dianne Funk Enterprises announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (IWAF).  Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers in attendance, April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

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Deadline: 21 Oct 2019

Celebrating its 18th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, 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. The Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020’s Primary Jury deadline is set for October 21, 2019. Fifty places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 6, 2020.

Open to all media artists, 35 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography, and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art and found art.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media, video podcasts, and blog features, all at no additional cost to the artists
  • Robust $75K advertising campaign with strong public relations, print including major periodical such as LA Times and luxury lifestyle publications, and broadcast media coverage; digital and electronic marketing with geo-fencing, social media campaigns and media partnerships; local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Top professionals from the staging, interior design, and realty businesses along with elite media and influencers invited as VIPs
  • 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
  • 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 and special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their program funds
  • Champagne Circle Bar and Oasis Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

About The Festival

With a celebrated reputation for its high quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, the Festival has been ranked one of the “top 30 Best Fine Art Shows in the country” by Sunshine Artist magazine; “Best of the Best” by Palm Springs Life magazine; and ranked top 40 in both fine art fairs and fine craft shows by Greg Lawler’s Art Source Book; a Top-3 Southern California Getaway by The Examinor.

The creative synergy of demonstrating artists, local sponsors, and non-profit partners enhances the venue with vibrant activity. The artisan village environment includes a Gourmet Market Place with gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment, and refreshment add to the festive activities that are ongoing throughout the day.

The Festival incorporates a number of local charities as Festival Partners and donates to their art scholarship funds. Participating organizations have included Vocal Performance and Appreciation Club at College of the Desert, The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Student Creative Recycle Art Program (SCRAP) Gallery, George Washington Charter School, Palm Springs Unified School District, Cathedral City High School Digital Arts Academy, Old Town Artisan Studio,  Champion Volunteer Foundation, The Ophelia Project, and the Coachella Valley Youth Ensemble Program.

About Diane Funk Enterprises

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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