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Midsummer Festival Of The Arts – Call For Artists

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts – Call For Artists

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Midsummer Festival of the Arts. 135 artists to be selected for the festival on Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts cash awards totaling $3,000 will be given based on the artist’s entire body of work. Excellence, regardless of medium, will be the determining factor. Judging will take place on Saturday, July 20, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Awards will be announced during the Artist Awards Banquet that evening. Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 21; prizewinners who do not return to exhibit on Sunday forfeit the award.

The top five Midsummer Festival Of The Arts prizewinners from 2019 will receive free, nonjuried entry into the 2020 Arts Festival. All other 2019 prizewinners are automatically accepted into the 2020 event, and need not submit a jurying fee. A booth fee and application through ZAPP will still be required.

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts Artist Benefits

  • Two free tickets to the indoor Artist Awards Banquet; the galleries will be open during this time for viewing by banquet guests.
  • Traveling Treats carts will roam the grounds with fruit and other light refreshments to enable artists to purchase snacks at their booths.
  • Complimentary booth-sitting service will be provided, subject to availability.
  • The Silent Auction of works donated by artists in the Festival to the Arts Center.
  • A detail or complete view of one image from each artist’s slides will be shown on the Arts Center’s website. Artists can choose to have their contact information displayed as well. The Arts Center does not release this information to patrons.
  • Artists have the opportunity to purchase Festival T-shirts for $10 through ZAPP prior to the Festival. During the Festival, the T-shirt will be $12 for artists and $15 for the public.
  • Security guards patrol the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Advertising, television coverage, radio ads, Festival newspaper inserts, day-of-Festival program, cooperative advertising, Arts Center website, and the Art Patron Program reach local and regional buyers.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, WI, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on sculpture, photography, crafts, new genres, installation art, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts emphasize dance, music, and theatre performances from around the world.

The Connecting Communities program collaborates with community partners to bring together outstanding artists with the public to create powerful, original works of art. Programming includes a renowned Arts/Industry residency program, classes, and special events. The Arts Center comprises twelve galleries, an intimate theatre, a flexible interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, the ARTspace shop, and the ARTcafe. The Arts Center has an adjunct site: ARTspace, an exhibition space and shop in The Shops at Woodlake in Kohler Village.

For more information, contact midsummerfestival@jmkac.org.


Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass announces a call for artists for the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Arts Festival. This is the 44th year this major fundraiser for Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is being held.

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Deadline: 31 Mar 2018

The site is directly across from the museum along the Fox River in Riverside Park in the upscale community of Neenah, WI. The event supports education programs and free admission for everyone. The event is a much-anticipated community tradition with fine art, food, and fun for the entire family. There is a beer garden with live music on the museum lakeside lawn.

Categories: clay works, digital, fiber and leather, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, mixed media 3d, mixed media 2d, metal, oil/acrylic painting, other, pastels and drawing, photography, sculpture, watercolor painting, and wood.

Artists exhibit in a scenic setting in an upscale community. Booths are 10’x10′ with ample space between vendors. This is a juried show. Artists will be surrounded by high-quality work and festival goers expect and appreciate your efforts. The event precedes another area fair in Appleton by one week. Artists often report having repeat customers. The event is supported by a large volunteer corp that is very attentive to the needs of the artists. Booth sitters and set up help is available. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Arts Festival artists will receive cash awards totaling up to $1000.

About The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is an accredited art museum located in the Fox Cities region of Wisconsin, 200 miles north of Chicago. The art museum opened in 1959 to house the largest collection of glass paperweights in the world. The museum collection has expanded to include antique Germanic drinking vessels, Victorian art glass, and contemporary studio glass sculpture. The museum focuses solely on glass, offering temporary exhibitions in this captivating medium. The Glass Studio at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass offers public instruction in flame working and kiln-formed glass making techniques throughout the year for youth and adults. General admission is free.

For more information, contact stevenson@bmmglass.com.


Beloit And Vicinity 2017 – Call For Artists

The Wright Museum of Art announces a call for artists for Beloit and Vicinity 2017, open to all artists residing in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2017

The Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition has been recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Wright Museum.

Original works executed by the artist which have not been previously displayed in a Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition are eligible. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles, performance pieces, and photographs are accepted. No dimension of any work may exceed seven feet. No weight may exceed 150 pounds. Artists are limited to three entries. Artists age 16-24 will be judged in a separate category, Beloit and Vicinity Emerging Artists. Entries received in this age category will be juried by the same jurors and will compete for prizes within their own category. Their work will appear alongside regular entries.

Beloit And Vicinity 2017 artist benefits

The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given. A Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the opening. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year. Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been received. The awards will be announced and presented at the opening on May 27, 2017. Entries accepted into the show will be included in the printed color catalog. Artists acknowledge that works included in the exhibition may be used by the Wright Museum of Art for advertising purposes. Catalogs will be available at the opening reception.

About the Wright Museum of Art

As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. The principal purpose is to provide the college and local community diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

For more information, contact yeehk@beloit.edu.

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Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 – Call For Artists

The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) announces a call for artists for the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017. 

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Mar 2017

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2017 is held in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along the Milwaukee River, on the grounds of Milwaukee’s Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park.

The show is open to fine craft artists 18 years or older working in ceramics, digital art, fiber wearable, fiber non-wearable, glass, jewelry-metal, jewelry non-metal, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or wood. Artists may submit up to two applications for this show. Approximately 135 artists will be chosen by an outside jury panel and a wait list will also be established.

$4000 will be awarded in gift certificates and cash prizes. All proceeds from sales go directly to the artists. Artist amenities include early set-up, booth sitters, overnight security, color promotional postcards, complimentary breakfasts both days, artist reception on Saturday night, and home stays.

About the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council

WDCC is dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts and making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin. It is a service organization with roots dating to 1916, when the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts was formed. The second of its kind in the United States, the group was later called Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen and is now known as Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council. The Morning Glory show was originally held on the grounds of the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. It outgrew that location and moved to its present location in 1992. It has enjoyed great success at its downtown location. Its name still reflects its roots having been named after the morning glory vines in the Charles Allis garden.

For more information, contact morningglory@wdcc.org.

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7th Annual Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Great Lake’s Best.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Sept 2016

South Haven Center for the Arts wants to feature new works and showcase the talent of Great Lakes artists. Open to artists in the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

There will be cash prizes for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition based on the number of entries – the more people who enter, the more prize money. The juror will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and there will be a People’s Choice award for a 4th prize.

South Haven Center for the Arts is located along the waterfront of Lake Michigan. We serve the surrounding community and a large visitor population who come from all over the country for our beautiful beaches and nature trails.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

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41st Annual Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Arts Festival

The Arts Festival is a much loved Fox Valley tradition where friends and family gather, shop and relax all in support of the Arts in their community.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 19 Jul 2015.

The juried festival features fine arts and crafts from artists across the region in a variety of media. The festival attracts approximately 5,000 patrons each year and features great food, children’s activities and a beer garden with live bands on the lakeside lawn of the museum.

Proceeds from the event support educational programming at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. General admission to the museum is free for everyone, always.

Artist amenities include an artist’s breakfast, set-up and take down assistance, booth sitting options and a lovely 10ft x 10ft space in a shaded Riverside Park park along the banks of the historic Fox River.

This event is a fundraiser for Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (BMMOG) in Neenah, WI. The museum has been open to the public free of any admission charge since 1959. In addition to its permanent glass collections, BMMOG presents two world-class, temporary exhibitions each years as well as a high school art exhibition. The Glass Studio at BMMOG offer classes in flameworking and fusing throughout the year.

For more information, contact stevenson@bergstrom-mahlermuseum.com.

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Juried Call for Outdoor Public Sculpture

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their sixth annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition. A local jury will choose pieces for display from April 15, 2015 through April 15, 2018.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 Feb 2015.

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park, located in Central Wisconsin, is a 20-acre, city-owned park with nearly a mile of forested trails that are used year-round by people of all ages for biking, skiing, running and walking. The Park offers a wide variety of trees and geographic features including a pond, wetland and forest. It is a zone 4 growing season with cold winters and hot summers. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible outdoor venue for sculpture and arts exhibitions, activities, and educational programs by enhancing the cultural life of our community and surrounding region through a diverse program of education, collaboration and experimentation.

The Park is located close to elementary, middle and high schools, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Park’s trails connect to the Stevens Point Green Circle Trail, a nationally recognized 26-mile recreational corridor that encircles the Stevens Point Urban Area.

For more information, contact pointsculpturepark@hotmail.com.

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Call to Artists: Exhibition Proposals for 2015-2016

Pump House Regional Arts – Within the three exhibition spaces, artists’ work is generally shown for six to eight weeks. A reception is held for each artists (or group of artists.) A jury committee of art professionals, artists, and art patrons reviews submissions from which they make selection for the next exhibition season.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 31 Jan 2015.

For more information, contact contact@thepumphouse.org.

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