Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists to submit entries for the juried 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition of 2- and 3-dimensional works. This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival.
Deadline: 28 Feb 2017
The audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts with a diversity of styles and media. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints with excellence as a common thread.
The exhibition will be in the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Dalton Gallery is in the Dana Fine Arts Building.
- All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
- The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
- Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place.
- Artwork must fit through a standard door.
- Video presentations are eligible, but the gallery does not offer facilities for projection. Any selected videos will be shown on a flat screen or computer monitor.
- An artist entering an installation piece should be prepared to personally deliver, install, and de-install the work as needed. All physical requirements for installations are considered during the selection process.
2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition awards
- Best of Show – $1,000
- Gold Award – $700
- Silver Award – $500
Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.
Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price.
About the Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. Decatur, Georgia is a small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develop the city as a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to make art accessible to every member of the Decatur community through art events and public art.
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The Decatur Arts Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 organization supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA, invites you to apply for booth space in the Decatur Arts Festival 2017.
Deadline: 26 Jan 2017
The 28th annual festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 from 10am until 6pm, and on Sunday May 29 from 11am until 5pm.
The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a Fine Arts Exhibition, the ArtWalk, Literary Arts, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are also part of the festival activities.
Decatur Arts Festival 2017 prizes for Best of Show, Second, and Third Place will be awarded. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2018 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2018 show at half price. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, and Third Place is $500.
The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. More than a dozen media categories are represented by new artists and festival favorites. This festival draws 70,000 attendees including art critics from the Atlanta area.
About the Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals as well as special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.
DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, the Decatur Artway, the Book As Art Exhibition, and the Decatur Wine Festival.
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Crusade for Art announces a call for artists for the 2016 Crusade Engagement Grant.
Deadline: 19 Apr 2016
The Crusade Engagement Grant supports artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to photography and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. The goal of this grant is to empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and, thereby, encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.
The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build audiences for photography.
Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Our work is about developing and supporting innovative initiatives that create demand for art and opportunities to collect it.
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The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum invites artists to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectible pieces for consideration to the Maritime Arts Festival.
Deadline: 22 Apr 2016
On May 7, 2016, Ships of the Sea will hold its second Maritime Arts Festival. The event is a one-day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques.
Ships of the Sea Museum does not receive a commission on sales.
2016 marks Ships of the Sea’s 50th anniversary and five decade commemoration of this region’s maritime history.
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Apply to the 12th Annual Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival held over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, 2016.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2016
The event is held at the Buford Town Park, Buford, GA, just nine minutes from the Mall of GA area. It is one of Metro Atlanta’s most exciting, accessible, spring arts events in an affluent, upscale neighborhood.
Expect new, abundant crowds and a family-friendly environment with an upscale vibe. Artist award money will be given. Enjoy comfortable artists’ hospitality suite with free food and drinks, easy load in and out, and free access to parking.
Barefoot In The Park is the winner of the Arts Partnership Award, Best Artistic/Cultural Arts event, and Best Local Festival and Best Downtown Event in our area. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting arts education in the local community. Proceeds from the show are granted to students as scholarships to help further their arts education. They have granted over $60,000 in student scholarships.
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The LaGrange Art Museum announces a call to artists for the First Lagrange Southeast Regional – a regional competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age.
Deadline: 8 Jan 2016
The categories are painting, print and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, and decorative arts and mixed media.
Entry fee is $35 for up to four works.
Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsor. The Juror will present Merits Awards to limited number of works.
Known as one of Georgia’s best regional museums, the LaGrange Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists. The Museum’s permanent collection holds works by artists such as Benny Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Howard Finster, Lamar Dodd, Mildred Thompson, and Deanna Sirlin. Housed in a former jail dating to 1892, the Museum is committed to connecting community with creativity and the role that the arts can play in our wider society. The Museum’s educational programs develop the creativity of thousands of people each year from all backgrounds and ages.
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Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association announces a call for artists for their annual juried art exhibition.
Deadline: 7 Jan 2016
Submissions of all 2 and 3 dimensional works of art accepted.
$850 in cash prizes.
Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association has over 20 years of support for artist and the arts.
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Arts in the Heart of Augusta, an award winning festival, now preparing for its 35th year, is a 2 ½ day celebration of arts and community in beautiful downtown Augusta, Georgia. Be among the selected 105 artists and craft makers.
Deadline: 15 May 2015
In addition to a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market, the Festival boasts five stages stacked with live entertainment, a Global Village filled with authentic ethnic foods from 24 different countries, a free Children’s Area and a Young Artist Market.
The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market is very popular with regional artisans! Ranked at 67th in Sunshine Artist’s Top 200 Festivals list, the Festival also won a Silver Kaleidoscope for Best Festival from SFEA. In 2014, over 80,000 people attended and enjoyed the juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market with about 120 artists and artisans participating.
- 98% of artists survey respondents recommend AITH to other artists
- 70% were very happy with their sales, with 30% of those nearly selling out of their work!
- In 2013, 110 artists and artisans were invited to participate
The Greater Augusta Arts Council, producer of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, takes pride in enriching the quality of life by advancing the arts.
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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will bring art to the streets of Sandy Springs during this two-day celebration of self taught art and crafts. In addition to approximately 125 artists will be a children’s area, local musicians, gourmet foods and interactive art activities for all ages.
Deadline: 18 April 2015.
The event will be held on April 18-19, 2015. The festival location is in the heart of Sandy Springs, near interstate access and all things Atlanta. Free to attend. Approximately 125 artists will participate in this fourth annual event. Festival Hours: Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Important dates and deadlines:
- Accept applications: October 1, 2014
- Application deadline: February 13, 2015
- Jury dates: February 18-19, 2015
- Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2015:
- Accept invitation & purchase deadline: March 13, 2015
- Wait List Released: March 16, 2015
Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director and included in the Wait List. Cancellations by confirmed artist participants must be received in writing before 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2015 for a refund of booth fee. Application fees are non-refundable.
AFFPS is among the top award winning art festival organizations in the southeast.
- Voted Best Festivals by local media
- Holder of the only Guinness World Record by any arts festival organization in the U.S.
- AFFPS employs professional marketing strategies including:
- PR and online media platforms
- Print and online media ads
- Radio and TV
- Billboards, banners, posters and yard signs
- Extensive business partner collaboration
- Social media
- Dedicated interactive website
- Direct mail
- 300+ online calendar entries
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