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Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, their two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors.

This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals! Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.

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Enter by: 25 Apr 2022

Artists will be set up around the beautiful Toledo Zoo grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild About Art will be promoted to a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers. Staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch. They bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist amenities include:

  • free parking, zoo admission, and electricity
  • air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes
  • volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down
  • 24-hour security
  • estimated over 10,000 visitors for the weekend

About Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, they participate in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art – a huge attendance driver for the event.

For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org.

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Our Best Friends Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Our Best Friends Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for Our Best Friends. 2020, of all years, made our appreciation of our pets grow ever stronger. They were there to cuddle us when we were lonely, push us out the door for walks when we felt sluggish, and entertained us running around their cages and through our house chasing balls. They chase away our blues and malaise with their love of us.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop wants to see all of your best animal companions in this show, be they small as mouse or large as a horse.

 

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Deadline: 31 May 2021

Our Best Friends Application Fees

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Artwork must be original and not from kits.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications and pieces must be physically submitted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • 5/28-5/31: Submissions can be dropped off for jurying starting 5/28
  • 6/1: Notifications of acceptance/decline sent via email
  • 6/1-6/3: Pick up of work not accepted
  • 6/4: Opening reception
  • 6/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Our Best Friends Awards

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public and offering art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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