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Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County 2020 (Bradenton, FL) – Call for Artists

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County 2020 (Bradenton, FL) – Call for Artists

ArtCenter Manatee announces a call for artists for the Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County 2020, a juried two-day outdoor festival that takes place in Downtown Bradenton at the beautiful Riverwalk Park on the Manatee River. The show features local, regional, and national award-winning artists, as well as artist demos, shopping, music, and food vendors with seating. The festival attracts art lovers of all kinds. Admission and parking are free and open to the public. The proceeds of the festival benefit ArtCenter Manatee’s Education programs.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

Event dates: Feb 22 and 23, 2020

The classes of entry into the show are: Fine Craft, Jewelry, Painting and Drawing, Photography, and Sculpture

Fine Arts Festival Of Manatee County 2020 artists will benefit by competing for $4,000 in prize money: Best of Show $1500, 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $850, and 3rd Place $650

Artist Amenities:

  • Friday set up
  • Saturday Meet and Greet at ArtCenter Manatee, 6-8pm, to include a tour of the ArtCenter, light appetizers, wine, beer, and music
  • Free parking for artists
  • Cash awards
  • Complimentary coffee and danish
  • Complimentary bottled water delivered daily
  • Booth sitting for breaks

About ArtCenter Manatee

Founded in 1937, ArtCenter Manatee is located in downtown Bradenton at the intersection of arts and culture. ArtCenter Manatee is the premier center for art, art education, and unique gifts in Manatee County. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Bradenton features three galleries with exhibits that change monthly, five classrooms that hold over 3,000 students every year, an Artists’ Market gift shop, and an art library featuring over 3,000 art volumes. ArtCenter Manatee has repeatedly been voted the best art gallery by the Herald Tribune and Bradenton Herald. ArtCenter Manatee has been the premier visual arts organization in Manatee County for over 80 years. They offer over 400 classes to adults and children; local, regional and national exhibits in three galleries that change monthly; and an artisan gift shop and ecommerce website.

For more information, contact christina@artcentermanatee.org.

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American Craft Council Show – Call for Artists

American Craft Council invites you to be part of our talented community of artists, ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the craft field. Join us for what promises to be a spectacular season showcasing the highest quality craft in the country.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

The Awards of Excellence recognize as many as 18 participating artists every year at the American Craft Council retail shows in Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul, and San Francisco. Awarded by a changing roster of jurors selected for their contributions to their area arts communities, the Awards of Excellence are given in recognition of excellence in quality of work or for individual booth design. Past jurors have included curators, practicing artists, and scholars. Awardees receive monetary remuneration of $500 and automatic admission to exhibit at that show in the following show season.

American Craft Council shows reach nearly 50,000 collectors and craft enthusiasts who attend our shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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10th Annual Art Affaire – Call for Artists

Art Affaire is a juried, outdoor show featuring art and fine craft. Categories include (but not limited to): painting, drawing, photography, paper, clay, glass, mixed media, jewelry, leather, metal, sculpture, wood, baskets, and fiber.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 17 Apr 2015.

Art Affaire is Milford, Ohio’s premier art and fine craft show celebrating 10 years of continued growth. The event is held in historic district Milford, which provides additional attraction for shoppers with its quaint shops and eateries.

In addition, the event is presented by the Milford Historical Society, so the programming includes relevant links between art and history. Musical entertainment, local arts organizations, and authors are also featured.

For more information, contact artaffaire@milfordhistory.net.

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Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows – Call for Artists

In its 36th year, the Piccolo Spoleto Craft Shows are part of a seventeen-day comprehensive arts festival that attracts over 250,000 visitors. Held in the heart of historic Charleston, SC, the two weekend events attract more than 6,000 eager patrons, gallery owners, and design professionals to each weekend show.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 17 Jan 2015.

Artists throughout the nation who create contemporary and traditional fine craft are encouraged to apply.

Fine Craft Shows Charleston produces an established fine craft show in an exciting festival environment. Our show is very artist-friendly and we are always interested in seeing new applicants.

For more information, contact piccolo@finecraftshowscharleston.com.

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Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair Call for Artists

The 45th Annual Peters Valley Fine Craft Fair will be held September 26 & 27, 2015 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. This event attracts approximately 7,000 shoppers throughout the weekend. This professional, juried and well promoted 2-day event hosts 150 exhibiting artists, artist demonstrations, exhibitor awards, live music, kids art area and food vendors.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 4/1/2015.

Peters Valley School of Craft is an internationally renowned center of fine craft located in northwestern, NJ. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1970 to promote and encourage education and excellence in craft. Our focus is on enriching lives through the learning, appreciation and practice of the art of fine craft. We are dedicated to supporting artists, exposing people to fine crafts, creating opportunities for artists and nurturing the next generation of makers. One of the ways that we do this is by organizing an annual Fine Craft Fair.

For more information, contact craftfair@petersvalley.org.

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Richfield Art at the Mill Call for Artists

Richfield Historical Society – 7th Annual Art & Fine Craft Fair & Plein Air Competition held in a beautiful, wooded park.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1/17/2015.

  • Reasonable jury and booth fees
  • Ample booth space
  • Food discount
  • Easy pull-up for unloading
  • Free coffee/pastries during setup
  • Friendly staff

The Richfield Historical Society is an organization whose goal is to preserve and share the historic culture and buildings of our area.

For more information, contact artfairrhs@gmail.com.

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4 Bridges Arts Festival Call for Artists

Association for Visual Arts – Chattanooga’s premier visual arts festival returns to the First Tennessee Pavilion April 10-12, 2015. The 4 Bridges Arts Festival™ attracts nearly 14,000 enthusiasts every year interested in the work of 150 national artists in 22 fine art and fine craft mediums.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 10/31/2014.

The event is known for its emphasis on artist hospitality: complimentary meals and beverages, complimentary priority parking, load in/out assistance and booth sitters. It also features a patron purchase program and $10,000 in artist merit awards.

Festival was recognized by the New York Times as a reason to visit the city!

For more information, contact kwright@avarts.org.

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