The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) announces a call for artists for the 69th annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair. The KIA Arts Fair is a two-day, juried show featuring up to 190 fine artists. Staged in a shady, historic park in downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA Arts Fair is acclaimed for its friendly atmosphere and large crowds of arts patrons from across Michigan, Indiana, and beyond.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020
Artists who are chosen to participate in the 2020 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair will enjoy showing and selling their work in a beautiful outdoor venue affording the opportunity to interact personally with fair-goers and jurors. The KIA Arts Fair recruits jurors who demonstrate expertise in their mediums. The jury is comprised of practicing artists, art educators, and museum professionals. On the first day of the fair, jurors will select 12 best of category winners who will each receive $350 and a prize ribbon to display on their booths the second day of the fair. All artists selected to participate have the opportunity to promote themselves during the fair by distributing promotional materials.
The fair offers many artist amenities, awards 12 best-in-category prizes, and is supported by far-reaching promotion measures attracting a crowd of upwards of 40,000 patrons. Artist amenities include free artist parking, a complimentary Friday evening artist dinner and award ceremony, complimentary coffee and light breakfast in the park Saturday morning, and an air-conditioned artist lounge with refreshments.
About Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts believes the visual arts are for everyone. They inspire, transform, and fulfill. Since 1924, the KIA, a private non-profit organization, has presented opportunities to the community and visitors from around the world to enjoy and create art. The KIA holds more than 4,700 fine artworks in its permanent collection; presents touring and collection exhibitions in 10 galleries; offers four terms of art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School; and houses the KIA Gallery Shop, featuring artwork by area artists and international artisans.
The collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts includes over 4,000 works of art, focusing on American painting, sculpture and ceramics; American and European works on paper; and photography. In recent years, the collection has been expanded to include Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, African, and East Asian art.
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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.
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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Superfine! NYCx3 2020 is a revolutionary new art fair concept built in harmony with lower Manhattan’s high-roller real estate market. Instead of one five-day fair, Superfine! is programming three consecutive fairs in a strategic lower Manhattan locale next spring. The triple focus on women artists, contemporary surrealists, and LGBTQI+ artists plays out in the overarching themes: (wo)man, myth, and Magick. In keeping with the themed program, each fair will be limited to no more than sixty exhibitors for a highly curated experience.
Deadline: 4 Mar 2020
“Superfine! has been a life-changing experience that throttled my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.”
— Sean Christopher Ward, exhibiting artist
NYCx1: (wo)man | 4.22-4.26.2020
The female perspective arrives at the forefront in the fair that launches NYCx3, with a focus on women artists taking their art to the next level.
NYCx2: myth | 4.29-5.2.2020
Surrealist ideas and modern mythology provide the backdrop for a diverse fair comprised of artists at the cutting edge of emerging contemporary art.
NYCx3: Magick | 5.5-5.9.2020
A celebration of all things queer: Magick highlights LGBTQI+ and ally artists representing the queer global experience across a broad range of styles and media.
A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:
- 5-7,000 motivated, art-hungry New Yorkers during each five day fair
- 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
- More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage
Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:
- Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
- Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
- Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media
- Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair
Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 Artist Benefits
In addition to lead-up webinars, curatorial and pricing guidance, an outstanding ground-level exhibition space in a high traffic neighborhood, and significant media exposure opportunities, Superfine! provides artists with access to top quality attendees primed to purchase. Superfine! extensively markets the fair to a market of new, younger collectors with incomes of $120k+ who are often overlooked by the traditional art market. At the NYC 2019 edition, 23% of attendees purchased art in a fun, intimate atmosphere. Superfine! delivers these results by spending $50K+ per fair on hyper-targeted social media ads to help you connect with your next great collector sooner.
Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.
About Superfine! Art Fair
Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.
Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.
The North End Neighborhood Organization announces a call for artists for the Marydale Arts Festival. Event to be held on September 28, 2019 from 12 PM – 5 PM. It is a fun filled afternoon art festival designed for local artists to share their work for sale. The festival includes a bouncy house, birdhouses, North-End temporary tattoos, local bands, food trucks, yoga (courtesy of Real Life Coffee and Yoga), face painting, puppet show, beer garden, and representation from local organizations.
Deadline: 27 Sept 2019
Marydale Arts Festival is free to register. Handmade craft products are accepted. Artists will be able to show and sell work at a festival that draws a unique demographic. It happens later in the year than most other festivals. Additionally, the North End Neighborhood Organization strives to make the process of tabling easy for new attendees and help them gain experience selling art. Last year over 1000 attendees filled the park and enjoyed art, music, games, food, and beer. This year will draw more as this festival grows. Many artists made upward of $300-500 at this festival in 2018.
About North End Neighborhood Organization
The North End Neighborhood Organization (NENO), a dynamic district council in the City of Saint Paul, works to serve, support, and promote the community as an equitable place for everyone to live, work, and play. NENO will promote the north end as an equitable, relevant, influential, and engaged neighborhood by:
- Supporting community equity and engagement
- Helping the community live and work together to achieve success
- Supporting proactively a diverse, sustainable, and connected community
- Publicizing the North End as a safe, economically developing, and welcoming neighborhood
- Bringing vitality to the North End by improving businesses
- Marketing the North End as a desirable neighborhood for everyone
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The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for Celebrate Creativity, an art showoff and sale. To be held Saturday, November 9th at 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, November 10th at 1 pm to 4 pm.
Deadline: 1 Sept 2019
Submit up to three pieces of artwork inside and reserve a 10X10 space outside to set up a display booth. More than one medium is allowed; however, only one artist is allowed per booth. Each artist should register and pay for a booth separately. Please provide at least two photos of each medium you will bring. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage will display as much art as the building and grounds allow. When the limit is reached, entries will be cut off. This is not a juried show. The Museum needs to know what art is coming so they can plan how to display it. A qualified judge will select the most creative and skilled work. Celebrate Creativity prizes totaling at least $1,500 will be awarded.
About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage
The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage is housed in a 115-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton. It provides regular arts, education, and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests. In addition, the facility is frequently rented for weddings, receptions, and a variety of community social and civic events. The vision is to serve as a gathering place to celebrate the arts through a variety of artistic and educational programming, events, and functions.
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Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring announces a call for artists for the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival 2019 where vendors sell one hundred percent, handmade, high-quality goods. Northwest Arkansas’ all jury show is seeking new vendors. From kitchen goods to fine art, all media is welcome. There is currently no fee to apply. Spaces in the large tents with free electric are available, as well as outdoor booths. Are your creations large? Shoppers love our large item pick up service. Take the plunge and join the festival’s 51st year! Festival dates: October 17-19, 2019.
Deadline: 1 Oct 2019
Over 40,000 shoppers attend. Northwest Arkansas is home to Walmart, Tyson, and the vendor companies that come with them. Shoppers come eager to spend money. The third weekend in October is Festival Weekend in Northwest Arkansas. Bella Vista Arts And Crafts Festival 2019 attracts tourists from every state in the union and into Canada.
Many community organizations come together to provide services that make the festival special. Free parking, large item pick up, and roaming ambassadors ensure vendors and shoppers have everything they need for a wonderful weekend. All positions staffed by non-profit volunteers from a dozen local organizations.
The Festival is sponsored by the Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring. Nearly 90 percent of profits go to art scholarships for college students, block grants for elementary school art supplies, support for the Wishing Spring Gallery (a place for artisans to sell their work all year, staffed fully by volunteers), and the Clay Studio (a new Alliance endeavor to teach pottery to all interested). Even the festival director and staff are volunteers. Hundreds of people devote hundreds of donated hours every year to continue these missions. The other ten percent of profits go straight to community organizations.
About Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring
The Artisan Alliance at Wishing Spring is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting the arts, located in Bentonville, AR.
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Smash in the Square announces a call for artists for the Smash Summer Festival 2019. Event to be held on August 3rd & 4th, 2019. The festival is in the absolute heart of Cherry Creek – world class location, nationally recognized hot spot for high-end art and culture. It is on the door steps of the most wealthy and affluent luxury apartments in Colorado. This is a highly selective, upper-echelon, pristine outdoor fine-art exhibit showcasing top-tier artists. The event includes live violin and jazz both days of the weekend plus fine-catering.
Deadline: 1 Jun 2019
Promoted to the wealthiest clientele in the country with great, proven potential of targeted collector sales from the St. Paul Collection luxury apartments and Cherry Creek homeowners. Smash Summer Festival 2019 promotion includes direct-mailing to Castle Pines and Cherry Hills Village (two of the richest neighborhoods in the state) as well as outdoor signage, flyers, social-media, magazine publications, and email-blasts/newsletters.
Smash in the Square has the upmost concern for meeting the best interests/needs of working artists. The promoter has 12+ years of experience participating as an artist on the festival circuit. They love giving back to the communities they serve, doing a conjoining fine arts auction which allows artists to set their own high minimum bids (retaining 80% of each bid-sale) and doing pre-event online and live event bidding.
About Smash in the Square
Smash in the Square has done philanthropic work over the years around the state of Colorado. They have helped businesses raise thousands of dollars plus expand their networks and relationships through partnerships, sponsorships, and fundraising events. In addition to running outdoor art festivals, they have organized many gallery/indoor exhibitions. Their mission is to bring the quality and prestige of gallery presentation to the world of outdoor art festivals in order to attract a higher-end, more targeted collector clientele.
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The Friends of Swede Hollow are seeking artists for a community/family annual arts festival, Art In The Hollow, that fills an urban ravine-based park with art at the beginning of the summer. Art in the Hollow began as a means to introduce St. Paulites to Swede Hollow Park, a magical hidden forest that stretches below the city’s street level from downtown into its East Side.
Deadline: 25 May 2019
There is a $15 booth fee and no application costs.
Art in the Hollow is the only arts festival exclusive to St. Paul’s east Side, filling a cultural vacuum in an area of town which is otherwise overflowing with cultural enrichment from waves of immigration from Latin America, SouthEast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the horn of Africa. The park has a long history of habitation by Dakota people and incoming immigrants from Sweden to Mexico, reflected outward now in the surrounding East Side communities. Today, Swede Hollow park is a refuge for artists on the first Saturday of each June.
Vendor booths are situated along a pathway which wraps around the main stage on one end of the festival and along a pathway overlooking a creek to the far end of the festival where a second stage is situated under a historic stone bridge. A limited rain site space is available for some artists in the event of very severe weather. In addition to the vendor booths, the Friends of Swede Hollow sponsor a sculpture contest with a $15 entry and hundreds awarded in prizes.
Art In The Hollow Artist Benefits
Artists involved will find assistance from a team of volunteers. The East Side artist’s community is supportive and eager to help connect artists to further opportunities. Art in the Hollow has generally drawn crowds of nearly two thousand visitors in good weather. There are nearly 1000 social media followers. This year’s tenth anniversary will feature an expanded outreach to all the surrounding communities with increased lawn sign presence and flyers translated into Spanish, Hmong, and Karen. The Friends of Swede Hollow partner with nearby art organizations including Indiginous Roots Cultural Center, East Side Artist’s Salon, East Side Arts Council, and the St. Paul Library system.
About the Friends of Swede Hollow
Friends of Swede Hollow has watched over the Swede Hollow Park and its history for years. It brings art and events down into the Hollow to support and enliven the community. They are focused on grassroots arts community building rather than being an outgrowth of a large organization or corporate entity.
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The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Littleton Arts And Culture Festival 2019. This is the 50th year of what had been known as the Littleton Art Festival. For the 50th anniversary celebration the Chamber has re-imagined this event to be a celebration of arts, culture, and community. On Saturday, September 21st, the Chamber will welcome a diverse group of artists and visitors from around the region to celebrate art, culture, and community together.
Deadline: 30 Aug 2019
The Littleton Arts And Culture Festival 2019 is open to painters, sculptors, musicians, performers, poets, jewelry makers, designers, and culinary artists. Artists of all kinds will be greeted with a diverse audience to view, interact with, and purchase their craft.
About Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce
Littleton, New Hampshire is the artist and cultural hub of the region. The vibrant yet relaxed downtown and recreational opportunities are bringing a new generation of young entrepreneurs from far and wide to create the future of this small town, together. The Littleton Area Chamber fosters sustainable economic development and positive community growth. They are a small but well-connected organization. They work for their members and the many communities in which they live and work.
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CWB Events announces a call for artists for the Reno Art Fest 2019, to be held in downtown Reno on July 12-14 as part of the month long celebration of art in Reno (Artown). This event will feature numerous artists whose original work of 2 and 3 dimensional fine art, acrylics, oil and watercolor paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass, stone and metal sculptures, and wood and clay pieces.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2019
Situated on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno, the event will be open on Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission and parking are free to the public. A variety of local food trucks and wine and beer concession will be available.
This event is open to all media of original fine art and fine craft. All work will be juried. Categories will be limited. Only original hand-made works are accepted. Commercially or mass-produced items are not eligible. There will be no buy/sell items in the show. Participants must provide their own display. If used, canopy must be white. It will be securely attached to the ground in case of unexpected high winds.
Booth fees are $125.00 for a 10’ x 10’ or $200.00 for 10’ x 20’ space, corners (if available) are an additional $25, plus 10% commission on all sales.
Submit four images of your work, one image of your display, and a current biography. If accepted, give permission for photos and biography to be used for publicity. Confirmation status will be sent via email.
Reno Art Fest 2019 Artist Benefits
- Booth sitters available
- Free artist parking
- Security provided on Friday and Saturday evenings
- Jewelry and photography categories will be limited
$4000 in Artist Awards including Best of Show $1,000, Awards of Excellence 2 @ $750, Judges Choice $500, and Awards of Merit 4 @ $250.
About CWB Events
CWB Events is a new company formed for the production of Fine Art Festivals. Founded by Curtis Beck, formerly with another show producer in Southern CA, where he learned a lot over the eight years he was there.
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