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ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

ArtsFest Stuart – Call For Artists

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

For more information, contact artsfest@martinarts.org.

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

For more information, contact kellie@palmbeachshow.com.

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Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

A&E Show Group announces a call for artists for Palm Beach Contemporary.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Nov 2017

Palm Beach Contemporary received rave reviews in 2017. Worth Avenue Magazine wrote: “This vibrant art show is the design and fashion event of the year – innovative and fresh featuring over 100 artists in an eclectic range of media…” The art critic from Palm Beach Arts Paper was equally effusive: “The well-curated Palm Beach Contemporary show… was a diverse representation of work, and if there was a unifying theme to be found it was one of transformation.” Local media called the show, “one of the top things to do” in Palm Beach County for the month of March. When A&E asked how they were found, many attendees said they Googled “Things to do in W. Palm Beach” and the Palm Beach Contemporary came up #1 in the search.

A&E Show Group is committed to bringing only the ‘best of the best’ to the event and will ultimately select no more than 135 of the nation’s top contemporary artists. A&E Show Group is further committed to presenting a balanced group of artists. To that end, they limit the number of artists in each of the categories. Artists participating in this elegant indoor event will compete for $4,000 in awards, with recognition for Best in Show, Collectors’ Award and Awards of Excellence in Jewelry, Wearable, and 2D. What better place to be in early March than South Florida with its gorgeous weather, abundance of wealthy buyers, and the support of an an organization committed to your success?

About A&E Show Group

Palm Beach Contemporary  is produced A&E Show Group, whose principals have a combined thirty years of experience in the art show business. Their commitment to diversity in art and artists did not go unnoticed by attendees at our 2017 event: “What a remarkable collection you put together. So much variety!” ~ Barbara T., Palm Beach / Hamptons. “So many new artists we had never seen before in Palm Beach. Great job!” Alice D., Delray Beach. We also “bring out the buyers.” As one artist put it, “the ratio of buyers to attendees was the highest I have ever seen.”

For more information, contact info@aeshowgroup.com.

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