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Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries to the Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

This is a national competition open to all artists.

Subject matter should express the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sporting art including decoys. We will also accept artwork that is constructed of natural materials that celebrates nature in a more abstract way.

There will be over $2000 in prizes. The exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery at 9 N Centre St in Cumberland, MD.

The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose vision is: A Community Alive with the Arts! Our mission is to cultivate the arts to enrich the quality of life in our community. Our ongoing goals are to (1) increase awareness of and access to the arts, (2) to provide a supportive environment for local artists and arts organizations to thrive, (3) to foster economic vitality through the arts, and (4) to develop the Allegany Arts Council as a high performing sustainable organization.

For more information, contact mdodge@alleganyarts.org.

Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition

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Northern Appalachian Folk Festival – Call for Artists

Downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania announces a call for artists for the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF).

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Aug 2016

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region. Through the involvement of artisans, volunteers, entertainers, and business partners, the festival presents an entertaining, educational and community driven event thereby contributing to the enrichment of the cultural environment of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

The festival features the work of artists, craftspeople, musical performers, and food vendors. NAFF also includes films, workshops, art exhibitions, excursions, and theater performances at numerous venues throughout the downtown area of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Artists and vendors who live in or have roots in the Northern Appalachia Region are welcome to apply! An $85 early bird booth fee is available to artists who apply before April 30, 2016.

Artists will have an opportunity to share and sell their art with a large, diverse group of people in the Downtown Indiana area. This regional festival will have headliners Southern Culture on the Skids and Dar Williams who are sure to draw a crowd.

Awards will also be given to qualifying booths and fees for next year’s festival will be waived for winners.

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival has teamed up with Downtown Indiana Inc. to bring this regional festival to the picturesque streets of Indiana, PA.

The festival is also interesting because it is not merely a festival, but a movement that is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

For more information, contact naff.artsteam@gmail.com.

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

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