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ARTSGOGGLE call for artists deadline Sept. 3

 

ARTISTS | MUSICIANS ENTERTAINERS | VENUES | FOOD VENDORS

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: SEPT. 3, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.
Two things you can do to help make ArtsGoggle successful this year:

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Applications for the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Now Open!

This year the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash descends on Eddie Deen’s Ranch, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic Texas atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the Jingle Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Eddie Deen’s Ranch located 944 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75202

Apply now to be part of the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash! deadline August 18

http://www.etsydallas.com/jb-artist-info 

SELLING AT THE BASH

  • The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is a juried, handmade-only show.
  • No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.
  • All artists must be present to staff their own booth during the Bash. If you have staff that is knowledgeable and trained to sell your products, please let us know at the time of application if they attend in your absence.
  • Artists are not allowed to sell another artist’s products.
  • Artists may sell only items on their application in order to avoid over saturation of categories, to be fair to the fellow vendors, and to provide shoppers with a diverse array of products.
  • Artists do not have to live in the Dallas area nor be a member of Etsy Dallas to apply. We welcome artists from all over the country!
  • Applicants do not need to have an Etsy shop, but quality web presence is highly encouraged
  • Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply!

APPLICATION INFO

  • Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) August 18, 2017
  • A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • No cash or checks accepted.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • In order to be considered, you must provide a working web link depicting clear photos of your handmade products
  • No photos accepted via email or snail mail
  • The State of Texas requires vendors to have a Sales Tax ID in order to pay sales tax on all items sold in Texas. Visit the State Comptroller’s web site for more infohttp://www.window.state.tx.us/

BOOTH OPTIONS

  • This year we will host the event in an indoor venue with multiple rooms. We cannot guarantee placement in any location at time of application.
  • If your preferred booth size is not available, please indicate on application if you would/not be willing to accept your second choice.
  • Two booth sizes will be offered:
    *10×10 for $295
    *6×8 for $195

TIMELINE

  • July 17 : Bash application open online
  • August 18: All applications + $25 application fee due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • On or around August 23: Emails go out notifying artists of whether or not they were accepted into this year’s Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
  • September 6: Booth and any promotional or sponsorship fees due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • September 22: All print-ready press materials due (if you have chosen a sponsorship level, your digital files will be due upon acceptance to show).
  • October 14:  Deadline to receive all Bash Bag™ promo items

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1st Annual Keller Art Walk call for artists

Arts take center stage in new Keller festival

A new family-friendly festival celebrating the arts is coming to Old Town Keller thanks to a partnership between the city’s Public Arts Board and the local nonprofit Keller Public Arts Society.

Keller, TX – The first annual Keller Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 3 to 8 pm, will honor the artists selected for the city’s new rotating art program and celebrate the recently completed improvements in Old Town Keller.

Location: Old Town Keller West

Earlier this year, the Arts Board initiated the inaugural phase of a rotating art-on-loan program to fill the sculpture pads added during the city’s recent updates to Old Town Keller West. The pads are located along the strolling promenade that runs north-south adjacent to the eclectic restaurants and small businesses in the area.

For Phase I of the program, the Arts Board selected five sculptures for a two-year exhibit; in 2018, they will select and install six additional pieces, also for a two-year exhibit. The staggered phases will bring new pieces to Old Town each year, providing a dynamic and engaging attraction that will help draw interest and foot traffic to the area.

The Keller Art Walk will be a community event with a unique, strolling atmosphere aimed at showcasing the arts in Keller. Patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists whose work is on display in Old Town and watch plein-aire, or outdoor, artists create captivating paintings along the promenade. Student musicians from Keller ISD and a variety of local vendors and professional entertainers will also be featured throughout the event.

Sponsorships and vendor spots are still available. Applications can be found at www.cityofkeller.com/artwalk. For more information, call 817-743-4000 or email publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

About KPAS: Keller Public Arts Society is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting public art in Keller.  Our mission is to provide a platform for on-going support and participation in the preservation and growth of the local artistic community through collaboration with city government and civic organizations, as well as local businesses, clubs and individuals interested in supporting the arts.  Membership is free.

 

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Lindale’s Big Texas Fest call for artists

Lindale is looking for several great artists to create their biggest art, music and food show ever! We are searching for the highest examples of fine art and creativity. We are striving to be the best show in the area and we know it starts with great artwork! We will be offering Live Art all weekend long, so if you are willing to create live art, let us know! The show is a Friday, Sept 8th and Saturday Sept 9th with an expected crowd of over 6,000 people. August 14th deadline.

Please follow these steps to become an art vendor

1. Pay $25 Application Fee on Eventbrite site
2. Submit your contact info, website, art and booth photos to BigTexasFestArt@gmail.com before Monday, August 14th
3. You will be emailed the information sheet with all the details about the show
4. Acceptance emails will be emailed August 18th with link to pay Booth Fee.
5. Pay your booth fee by 25th to confirm your spot at the show

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-big-texas-fest-application-fee-tickets-36359005765

https://www.visitlindale.com/

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Application deadline August 25

Cowtown Indie Bazaar Applications Are OPEN!

Yay! We’re excited to reveal our new website to you today as we open applications.

https://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/vendor-faq

Important Dates to Remember:

  • APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, August 25, 2017
  • ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1, 2017
  • BOOTH PAYMENT DUE: Friday, September 8, 2017
  • Cowtown Indie Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

Our mailing address is:

North Texas M.A.D.E., Inc.

P.O. Box 183233

Arlington, Texas 76096-3233

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ArtsGoggle call for artists

ARTISTS | MUSICIANS ENTERTAINERS | VENUES | FOOD VENDORS

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm

ArtsGoggle: 500+ artists, 50 bands, 5 main stages across 15 blocks of the Near Southside

This fall, Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Celebrating it’s 15th year, ArtsGoggle is a popular festival of local arts in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, culinary artists, crafters and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses.

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5th Annual South Street Art Festival call for artists

The 5th Annual South Street Art Festival artist application is now available.

Friday October 13, 2017 4pm-10pm
Saturday October 14, 2017 11am-10pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 11am-5pm

http://www.southstreetartfest.com/artists.html

Booth fee 10×10 $175, 10×20 $350
No application or jury fee.
Artists can apply in one of fourteen different categories. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017 vendor applications open July 24

Cowtown Indie Bazaar 2017

Vendor Applications Open
>>>  July 24th, 2017  <<<

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is back!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar will be back again this December, just in time for that last minute holiday rush!

  • Saturday, December 9th, 2017
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibit Hall at Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!

VENDOR APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JULY 24TH, 2017!!!

WATCH YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR THE LINK ON JULY 24TH!!!

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is produced by North Texas M.A.D.E. and is a curated market featuring some of the greatest local handmade makers, artists, designers, and vintage collectors that DFW has to offer. Quickly becoming a top handmade holiday shopping destination in Fort Worth, this will be our 4th year celebrating local makers, gathering some of the best in North Texas, and we hope you’ll consider joining us!

Shoppers come from all over North Texas, often lining up hours before the event in order to snag our popular Goody Bags filled with items donated by select vendors from the show. Santa comes out to visit and take pictures, there’s always a cash bar, ATM, and plenty of holiday cheer!

Be sure to mark your calendar to be sure you get your application in on time. Spaces will fill fast and we want to see your name on that list!

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2017 Huffhines Art Trails call for artists

Huffhines Art Trails – October 2017 – Richardson, Texas
https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5779
OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 8/14/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $20.00
Event Dates: 10/28/2017 – 10/29/2017

You are invited to apply to exhibit your work at the 41st Annual Huffhines Art Trails. Huffhines is a two-day festival held outdoors in Richardson, Texas, just minutes north of Dallas.  The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas!  Huffhines is sponsored and hosted by the City of Richardson.  Nestled in the trees of Huffhines Park, Huffhines Art Trails has become a tradition for many artists, patrons, volunteers and entertainers alike. It has a strong reputation locally and the demographics of the area provide support year after year. This popular and successful event takes place on October 28 – 29, 2017.

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2018 Deep Ellum Arts Festival call for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival – April 6-8, 2018 – Dallas, Texas

http://deepellumartsfestival.com/applications/visual-artist

OPEN DATE: 6/16/2017
DEADLINE: 11/5/2017

Fee (Jury Selection Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2018 – 4/9/2018

The 24th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event of the Deep Ellum aria entertainment district located in downtown Dallas Texas. This free to attend visual and performing arts festival consistently draws tens of thousands of attendee’s daily who come to purchase original cutting-edge art directly from juried artists and experience “original music” from juried bands and songwriters selected to showcase their music from several outdoor stages. Public surveys have proclaimed this Festival as the “Best and Most Fun Arts Festival in Dallas”. The explosive expansion of high-end residential housing in the Deep Ellum neighborhoods along with the modern light rail transportation systems has created significant increases in local art buyers as well as throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of tourists and conventioneers from the nearby downtown Dallas hotels.

This well-established annual Festival is always held starting the first Friday in April.

You are invited to present your best original works to our Jury Panel who will select 200 artists to participate and enhance this high energy, award winning, visual and performing arts Festival. Approximately 180 artists spaces will be assigned to Main Street locations and 20 spaces will be assigned to our Artist Court which intersects Main Street.

2018 Festival Visual Arts Key Dates:

  • Festival Dates: April 6-8, 2018 (24th Annual)
  • Process Opens: June 16, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, November 5, 2017
  • Artist Jury: November 6-9, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification E-Mailed: November 10, 2017
  • Accepted Artists Posted on ZAPP: November 12, 2017
  • Latest Date For Festival to Receive Booth Fees: January 15, 2018 – Location and other special requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the dates exhibit fees are received.
  • Last Day To Cancel With Refund: February 15, 2018

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2nd Annual Christmas in July Craft Show & more call for vendors

Christmas in july

Ho,Ho,Ho…Merry Christmas in July!

Join C I Events and Production   https://www.facebook.com/cieventsandproduction/

for the 2nd Annual Christmas in July Craft Show.

Event features vendors, food, holiday music and Christmas decor. FREE admission to the public! Located directly across the hall from the Lone Star Gun Show at Will Rogers Memorial Center.Vendors apply here:

https://form.jotform.us/71398266772166

The form also allows you to apply to several other shows sponsored by C | Events and Production

 

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Fall 2017 ArtsGoggle – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Noon to 10pm
Join us as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of ArtsGoggle, 
the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event.
 
What is ArtsGoggle?
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.
ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region for a community arts festival focused in the Near Southside’s Magnolia Village. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community.  For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time.  ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music.  The 2016 ArtsGoggle featured more than 90 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside.  The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles.  The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs.  In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.
HOURS
Event hours are Noon to 10pm, a full day to offer patrons time to experience all that ArtsGoggle has to offer and will allow greater sales opportunities for our artists.
FOCUSED EVENT MAP
ArtsGoggle will focus on a street festival and venues within the Magnolia Urban Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.
AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS
The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, with no others fees to participate.  Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event.  In order to produce an even higher quality event with the same great neighborhood experience, the money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.
FREE TO THE PULIC
ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs.  Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization and thus has no need to produce revenue.  Instead, the event is exclusively focused on creating an environment to appreciate and celebrate the arts.  All funds raised for the event will be dedicated to producing a memorable and successful experience for artists, venues and patrons of all ages.
EVENT PRODUCER
ArtsGoggle is presented by Near Southside, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood, in partnership with our sister organization Historic Southside, Inc.  The event has regularly drawn crowds of 7,000-10,000 and in 2016 experienced incredible growth with a crowd estimated at 40,000 attendees filling the streets with visitors of all ages.  The scene is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is an expansion of Near Southside Inc.’s efforts to promote the Near Southside and build the community fabric essential to our continued development.  Since our founding in 1995, NSI has led development and promotional initiatives that have successfully transformed the Near Southside into one of the region’s most distinctive and vibrant urban districts.  Signs of NSI’s 20-year revitalization effort are evident throughout the district, perhaps most apparent along Magnolia Avenue, S. Main Street and Park Place Avenue, home to the city’s most eclectic selection of locally-owned restaurants and pubs.
Tax Information
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.  W-9 forms will be provided at your request.

ARTIST | MUSICIAN | VENUE | VENDOR REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW 

OPEN
 
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MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
ArtsGoggle is an outdoor street party spreading more than a mile across the Magnolia Village. The street festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 650 visual artists booths and three stages with music and performance art of all varieties.

 
Artists wanting to participate outdoors at the Magnolia Village street party can request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application, and can even request a specific block. All artists will be allotted a 10’x10′ space, unless a larger space is requested. Artists must provide all their own supplies including tent, tables and displays.  However, we are able to provide a small amount of electricity to each booth to power booth lights and small electric device. Tents will line the center of Magnolia Avenue, placed side-by-side and back-to-back with power running between the tents for easy access. More details are provided online in the artist application.
All ArtsGoggle participation details are below.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
 
ARTISTS
Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators and artists of all mediums may now register online! The visual artist application fee is $45 and all money collected is used towards event production expenses. Check out our new, easy, step-by-step registration process.
 

TO GET STARTED Go to www.nearsouthsidefw.org

and create a user account if you have not already done so in the past.  For example, if you registered for last year’s ArtsGoggle or this year’s Friday on the Green market you will already have a username and password. When you login you’ll be able to access a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the login link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile.  If you participated in last year’s ArtsGoggle you will already have an artist profile so please make sure to carefully review last year’s Artist Profile for accuracy! You must have an artist profile before being able to access an artist application.
Artist profiles are used to keep a database of artist information on file with Near Southside, Inc. to notify you of future artist opportunities. When applicable, we will share your information with our business partners seeking artists for special projects such as murals, art exhibitions, or privately commissioned works. Please make sure to provide accurate information and high quality work sample photos, as the information in your artist profile is also used to evaluate the quality of your work for inclusion in ArtsGoggle. The profile should be easy to complete, but if you begin working on it and need to stop you are now able to SAVE YOUR PROGRESS and return at a later date to complete your work.
STEP 2 Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application for $45 using our safe online payment system.
STEP 3 Fill out your ArtsGoggle Artist Application. Now that you have purchased the application it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. Like your artist profile, you’ll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation. This includes the ability to request a specific block placement and being placed near another participating artist. You can also return to update your work sample photo, artist statement and other information printed in the official ArtsGoggle Program. ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2017.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 4will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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2017 Harvest Moon Festival call for artists

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Call For Artists Invitation

Apply at Zapplication 

Application Deadline: 8/21/17 Midnight CST

Historic Granbury is an easy drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is a popular destination for day trips and weekend getaways.

This family friendly art festival will be held on the paved area around the charming downtown square in the heart of the historic district.

This is the 39th Harvest Moon event by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association and this year is held in conjunction with the Granbury Arts Alliance. This long running festival has returned to its original format of showcasing contemporary craft and fine art. In addition to food vendors, local entertainment and seasonal activities.

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts is showcasing the unique and diverse works from 60+ artists, makers and craftspeople!  In addition to amazing creations all around the quaint and historic downtown square, there will be fantastic food, music and an interactive, “make-it, take-it” arts area for all ages!  Acoustical musicians will be performing both days.

Festival Hours

Saturday,  October 21, 2017   9:00 am. to 7:00 pm.
Sunday,     October 22, 2017 10:00 am. to 5:00 pm.

Office- 682-936-4550

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Fall 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for artists

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Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2017Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 5/9/2017
DEADLINE: 6/23/2017

Fee (Cottonwood Application Fee): $30.00
Event Dates: 10/7/2017 – 10/8/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked one of the best fine art festivals in the nation and continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!

http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/

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Corks & Canvas deadline April 1st

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On Saturday, May 20, 2017 Rockwall Old Town Shoppes will host the 2nd Annual Corks & Canvas.

The public is invited to stroll through the downtown district and enjoy artwork by local artists from 10 am to 5 pm. Also on tap, live jazz music during the day and a wine tasting from 1 pm to 5 pm at participating merchants. Coinciding with Corks & Canvas, the City’s Founders Day Festival will take place at Harry Myers Park, 5 blocks east of the downtown square. A complimentary shuttle service is slated from Noon to 5 pm.

LAST CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Artists interested in participating, please submit an e-portfolio to Deidra Roe at ddroe@robertsandroe.com. Find more information at rockwall.com/mainstreet or on Facebook @Downtown Rockwall Texas.

We plan to increase the number of artists this year to 30+.   There is a REFUNDABLE $50 fee to participate. It is 100% refundable on the day of the event, IF you show up, set up, and participate till5 pm. I appreciate your understanding in this matter.

A new addition this year is Live Chalk Art on the walls of downtown buildings!!
Finally, for customers there will be a free shuttle service running from Harry Myers park to downtown and vice versa from Noon – 5 pm!

Fees to participate will be due on April 1, 2017 (check made payable to ROTS).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks & Best Wishes,

Deidra {Dee Dee} Roe
Designer- Interiors, Fashion & Jewelry

972.437.2360 or 214.478.1222
BLOG:  www.deidraroe.com
SHOP:   www.deedeestyle.com
INTERIORS: www.robertsandroe.com

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2017 Art on the Greene applications due March 29

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Art on the Greene 2017

 
DEADLINE: 3/29/2017

Jury Fee: $25.00
Show Dates: May 26-28, 2017
Show Hours: Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
More information: http://www.artonthegreene.com/artists.html

Art on the Greene takes place in Richard Greene Linear Park, which is located between The Texas Rangers Ballpark and Dallas Cowboys Stadium. With a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west, the park provides a great setting for an art festival with a great view and an atmosphere second to none!

Now in its 6th year Art on the Greene will feature up to 125 artists in one of thirteen different categories. With a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.

Email: steve@moyaartevents.com
Phone: 817-797-2424

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Junebug Music and Art Festival call for artists

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The 5th annual Junebug Music and Art Festival will be held Saturday, June 17th from 10am-11pm and Sunday the 18th from 10-4.

Junebug is brought to you by the Forge and held in Ben Wheeler, Texas. The Festival generates a large amount of publicity in local newspapers, radio and social media. Along with fine artists, the festival showcases local farmers, Fair Trade products, Sustainable living, live artist demonstrations, Local wineries and Texas singer/songwriters.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:
Farmers Market, Wineries, Start-Up artists and Professional Artists
(Clay, Digital Art, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking & Drawing, Sculpture & Metalwork, Watercolor and Wood and OTHER)
We can’t wait to see you there!!!!

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South Side Art Walk call for artists

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March 25, 2017 4-8pm
1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX

South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is looking for artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. The first in a series of quarterly events, South Side Art Walk will be offering up awesome artists with open studios in the Artist Quarter, DJ Frances Jaye laying the cuts, Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell minding the beverages and after parties with live music. ArtLoveMagic exhibiting their DECADE show in the Janette Kennedy Gallery and also hosting artists working live in their loft. Spaces are free. All we need is you.

To download the application and information visit: www.southsideartwalk.com

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Bedford ArtsFest deadline March 17

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The Bedford ArtsFest is an annual fine arts festival featuring local and regional artists on April 8, 2017.

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission and Arts Council North East, the City of Bedford is proud to present a community festival with art and fun for the whole family. Artist amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality. Original fine arts created by the applying artist(s) working in ONE of the following ten categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Painting, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous. $10 Application Fee*

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 17,2017

Entry Deadline: 3/17/17

REQUIREMENTS:

Media Images: 5

Entry Fee (City of Bedford: 2016 ArtsFest): $10.00

In collaboration with the Bedford Cultural Commission, the City of Bedford presents ArtsFest, an event to promote and celebrate the arts in Bedford. This family friendly festival will feature artists, musicians and performers who contribute to the vibrant heritage of the North Texas region. Enjoy an assortment of food vendors, musical entertainers and art of all shapes and sizes at the historic Boys Ranch Park. In years past, the city has seen a tremendous outpouring of residents and guests supporting this endeavor and we hope to continue with the tradition. In the heart of the city’s cultural district, the fourth annual Bedford ArtsFest will take place April 8, 2017 at the Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The Bedford ArtsFest is a single-day event that adds vibrancy to mid-cities by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts of North Texas.

General Information

How to Apply: ONLY through www.callforentry.org. Submit the following images as part of your online application: four (4) color, high resolution digital images (JPG) of your current work and one (1) image of booth with NO visible name or logo. If you do not have an image of your booth, please submit an additional piece of work. Artists approved by the jury will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell art indoors in the designated Juried area.

  • Collaborative artwork by artists is permitted, but each individual artist must be identified on the application.
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.
  • The City of Bedford reserves the right to refuse any application.

Application Fee: $10, non-refundable, due at time of application.

Deadline to Submit Application5:00pm, March 17, 2017

Other Important DUE Dates/Deadlines/Times:
March 23, 2017: Acceptance Notification
March 31, 2017, 11:59pm: Artist Confirmation of Acceptance
April 5, 2017, 5:00pm: Booth Fees Paid in FULL/Last Day to Withdraw booth space for REFUND with $25 Cancellation Fee. No Refunds on booth fees past this date.
April 8, 2017, 6:00am: CHECK-IN/SET-UP BY 9:00am
April 8, 2017, 6:00pm: STRIKE/CLEAN-UP BY 10:00pm
Jury: Jury by professional artists. Jury panel will select artists from the applications submitted and then choose the award winners on the day of the festival. Award winners are chosen based on principles and elements of design, quality of technique, execution, and materials, originality of work, and booth appearance.
Prizes:  The jury will award a Best of Show: $300; Runner Up: $200; and Second Runner Up: $100;
The jury will also award Three (3) Best of Shows for K-12 Student: $50 each.

Booth Fees:

  • Single Booth Space, 10’x10’: $50
  • Double Booth Space, 10’x20’: $100

Public Admission: FREE, no gate.
Parking: FREE.
Artists’ Host HotelHoliday Inn of Bedford

 

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Etsy Dallas Spring Bash Artist Applications due March 10

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http://www.etsydallas.com/artist-info

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: South Side Event Center located at Gilley’s Dallas (1135 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75215)

The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash returns to the South Side Event Center, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic atmosphere. Etsy Dallas’ Spring Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters, and designers from near and far will all gather at the Spring Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) March 10, 2017

A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com

 

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Plano Artfest 2017 Artist Vendor Application deadline March 3

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Artist Vendor Applications Now Open for Plano Artfest 2017

Plano Artfest would not exist without artists and vendors like you! This year’s Artfest is a 2 day event taking place on April 22nd and 23rd. If you are interested in being aninstallation artist or an art, food, or commercial vendor, please click the link below to see exhibition details and fill out the Artist Vendor Application.

Thank you! We are so excited for Plano Artfest 2017!

Download Application

APPLICATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm CST

For more information on events happening in Downtown Plano, go to www.visitdowntownplano.com
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Deep Ellum Arts Festival opportunities for artists

Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2017

The all-volunteer Deep Ellum Community Association hosts a “Deep Ellum Village” within the Deep Ellum Arts Festivall

which will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9 this year.  We are having a special emphasis on providing an opportunity for artists and performers to actively demonstrate and practice their craft.  For artists, we will have an area for you to actively produce your art during the festival.  In addition, you may wish to rent a booth to sell your art, help us produce artistic signage and/or work in the marbling tent and actively demonstrate your artistic skills there.  If you are a performer, we would love to include you in the activities happening in the Deep Ellum Village during the Festival.

The opportunities are the following:

  1. Rent a booth to sell your art or split a booth with another artist. Booths cost $350 for a 10×10 but are discounted 50% to Deep Ellum based artists and handcrafters. https://form.jotform.com/50564567835970
  1. Be an “active” artist or performer for at least 4 hours and share a booth with that day’s other active artists and performers at no charge.“Active artists” sign up for a time slot and produce/create their art in the designated area during that time slot. https://form.jotform.com/70066448693969
  1. Help produce the artwork which will serve as the signage within the Deep Ellum Village.
  2. Help in the “marbling” booth and demonstrate your artistic talent and offer information about yourself to those you assist.
  3. Enter the Arts 4 Dumpsters contest and potentially win up to $4,250.  See details at www.DallasZeroWaste.com

 

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Crockett Creates 2017 call for artists

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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is partnering with West7th to find artists for Crockett Creates 2017. This event is a West7th Interactive Art Fair, Block Party!

This is a one day event on April 15, 2017 from 12PM-10PM.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017. We will be accepting early entries for promotional purposes so do not wait to submit because space is limited.

https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/42439/west-7th-crockett-creates-live-art-event-call-for-artists-2017

http://www.west-7th.com/event/crockett-creates/

The FWCAC is looking for up to 50, Dallas-Fort Worth artists to participate in this year’s event. Some artists will set up booths along Crockett street and others will hang and set up in one of our spacious store fronts on that block. Please specify if you have a preference or are incapable of providing an outdoor setup. We welcome submissions of all disciplines and encourage artists to have an interactive element, which can include live demos, visitor projects, experimental collaboration, etc.

Fee and Set-up
The booth fee is $25/booth, payable upon acceptance and a $5 application fee. West7th will provide wifi and electricity for each artist booth. Artists are responsible for bringing their own 10×10 tent (please bring weights for tent) and booth set-up, including equipment and credit card processing system. Each booth outside is 10×10 feet and artists who are interested in displaying outside are encouraged to submit a booth photo from a previously setup. Artists will be provided in advance with a Load-in schedule between 6AM – 9AM on event day. Break down will be after 10PM. There will be volunteer assistants to help with load-in and load-out. There will be stages for bands and performers. Attendance is expected to surpass last year’s 3000+ visitors. Space is limited so do not hesitate to apply!

Questions?

Cristina Ruiz-Goodwin
West 7th Marketing Director
817-810-9076
cruizgoodwin@vestar.com

Jonathan Mark Levy

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-298-3021
jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

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More Deadlines Around Texas – Calls for Artists

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Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacogdoches, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 6/10/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/22/17
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.
The Juror: Benito Huerta
Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions
Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole. Questions? email us atsfaartgalleries@sfasu.edu, or call 936-468-1131.


 

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville, Texas
Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 3/22/2017 – 4/5/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/15/17
Welcome to the 45th International Art Show, with a total of $4,500 in PRIZES this year, a traditional and inspiring exhibit unites talented and creative artists. We are honored to host such an important event at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Color, technique, spirit, interpretation and passion vibrate in the artist and artwork to celebrate this world-class exhibit.


 

Reflections on 2016
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/2/2017 – 4/15/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/27/17
For Baton Rouge, 2016 has proven to be a very difficult year. We have had shootings which have emphasized the racial tensions that mark out times. We have had record breaking floods that left people homeless or in tenuous situations, without their possessions or certainty of the future of their homes. On top of that, we are living through an election season that is causing tension in our town, state and country.

Artists through the ages have used their media to offer both veiled and overt social commentary. We are giving visual artists an opportunity to show how they are responding to the events of 2016. This is an opportunity to provide a forum for thought-provoking and insightful work.


 

Brush with Burden 2017 Art Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is an oasis for garden and nature lovers in the heart of Baton Rouge, La.  Situated on 440 acres of beautiful green space, it is one of the city’s and state’s greatest treasures.  The missAny artwork thation of the Burden Horticulture Society is to promote, support and enhance the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden.
Email:  BWB@burdenhorticulturesociety.com
Telephone:  (225) 763-3990, Option 0


 

30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
MEDIA SPECIFICATIONS
Work in any medium using paper as a component part is
eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.
JUROR
Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.
AWARDS
$3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the
McNeese State University Works On Paper Permanent Collection.


 

Name of Call: Take the Stage – Shakespeare on the Plaza 2017, Albuquerque, NM
Budget: $16,500
Deadline: 2/6/17

Albuquerque’s Public Art Program in collaboration with the Shakespeare on the Plaza event produced by the Vortex Theatre in collaboration with the City of Albuquerque Community Events Division, Cultural Services and the Albuquerque Convention Center Management, SMG, is pleased to sponsor TAKE THE STAGE, a national design competition for a public, interactive art installation on Civic Plaza, which will also serve as the setting for Shakespeare on the Plaza’s summer repertory of plays. The winning design will be built and administered in collaboration with Shakespeare on the Plaza, The Department of Cultural Services, SMG, and other public and private partners.



40th International Exhibition: Watercolor Art Society-Houston

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Houston, Texas
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17

Founded in 1975, the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H) has brought the excitement of water media to the greater Houston area with exceptional exhibitions, dedicated community outreach, and teaching programs and demonstrations provided by world class instructors. With over 600 members, WAS-H has provided year-round opportunities to every level of painter – from novice to the seasoned expert. Artists and art lovers can also enjoy year-round exhibitions in the WAS-H gallery, situated in the heart of Houston’s vibrant Museum District.

This year’s event – the 40th Annual International Exhibition – will highlight the excellence of its talented members and global participants, past honorees and exceptional jurors – in an exhibition slated for March 2017. Combined with generous awards and the participation of a highly sought after Juror and Instructor, the 2017 International Exhibition is intended to promote and present outstanding talent by water media artists from around the world.


 

Art Springs 2017

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 1/20/17
Art Springs is the free 2-day outdoor festival portion of the annual Hot Springs celebration – Arts & The Park.  Art Springs is a juried festival bursting with Arkansas artists and artisans. Art Springs is held at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown historic Hot Springs and is open from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 6 and 10 am4 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


 

Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2017
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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: International
City: Navasota, Texas
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 2/27/2017 – 8/7/2017
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17

The City of Navasota and The Arts Council of Brazos Valley are excited to open the Spring 2017 Navasota Artists in Residence Application! The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live, work, and exhibit in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three selected artists as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.

 


 

2017-19 Sculpture For All Competition & Exhibition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Nacodoches, Texas
Fee: $15.00
Entry Deadline: 1/16/17
Juror: Dewane Hughes

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, is accepting
submissions from sculptors for the third installation of Sculpture For All,
a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition. Up to ten works will be
selected for display on the SFA campus, which includes one of the largest
Azalea gardens in the nation. A stipend of up to $1000 will be awarded to
each of the artists chosen. Additional cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
places will be awarded.


 

2017-2018 Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition

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Call Type: Public Art
City: Boerne, Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 1/15/17
Number of Applications Allowed: 3

Stipend:  $1,500 each
The City of Boerne, Texas seeks up to ten (10) outdoor sculptures for its Boerne Art al Fresco Public Art Competition.  The sculptures will be exhibited outdoors in and around the City’s downtown Historic District, The Hill Country Mile, and the Boerne Trail system.  Selected works will be loaned to the City for a period of 12 months.
Only completed, ready-to-loan artworks will be accepted.  Submissions of artwork concepts, maquettes, or models will NOT be considered.
Exhibition schedule: March 25, 2017 – March , 2018
Installation schedule:  March 22-24, 2017

 


 

Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas

DEADLINE: 2/15/2017
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/1/2017 – 4/1/2017

Midtown Art in the Park is held every April on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston

. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long standing arts organizations, public art, and is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

For 2017, we are planning for approximately 5,000 visitors to join us in a beautiful wooded park just blocks away from transportation options and major freeways.

This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown

Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Our goals include:

  • Coordinating a well organized festival.
  • Produce a good experience for both artists and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well maintained environment for exhibiting fine artists and fine craftsmen.
  • Creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April  1, 2017
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017
***If both of these dates are inclement weather days NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 Spring Festival Season.


 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 29th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show – 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 4/1/2017

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2017 – 10/15/2017

Rio Grande’s Balloon Fiesta Show has endless potential to attract an affluent crowd of tourists looking for an authentic New Mexican experience – and ring in stellar sales for the 200 chosen artists & craftsmen!Now in its second year at the beautiful Sandia Resort and Casino, this long-time favorite festival will showcase a national selection of fine artists and craftsmen – in a completely unique setting.  Each October, Rio Grande’s famous “Big White Tent” becomes home to a bustling art marketplace a full acre in size!  This is the largest art event of its kind in New Mexico. The new site, set in the heart of the action at I-25 & Tramway, makes it more attractive and accessible for tourists than ever before.

The festival location equally blends the beauty of New Mexico with logistical ease for attendees.  Promoters focus on creating a successful sales environment for artists; working hard to attract affluent art buyers and bring in the crowds.  In 2016, tourist attendance increased significantly, visibility was better than ever… and having the balloons floating overhead was nothing short of ‘enchanting’!  Join in on this exciting, top-rated art festival!

RANKED #10 IN THE NATION! – SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE 2016


 

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 18th Annual Holiday Show 2017Albuquerque, New Mexico

DEADLINE: 4/1/2017
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/24/2017 – 11/26/2017

THE RIO GRANDE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL IS THE PREMIER FINE ART AND FINE CRAFT SHOW OF ITS KIND IN NEW MEXICO, TAKING PLACE OVER THE BUSIEST SHOPPING WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!Give thanks for BIG sales over Thanksgiving Weekend!  Set indoors at the historic EXPO New Mexico Fairgrounds, this well-promoted festival draws thousands of art enthusiasts, out-of-town visitors and holiday shoppers together to enjoy a completely unique and festive event!  The Rio Grande Holiday Show is a popular tradition for the city as well as the artist community; featuring the original, handmade work of of 185 juried artists and craftsmen over the busiest shopping weekend of the year!  Loyal attendees come ready to buy for their homes and the holidays, knowing they can find one-of-a-kind items for everyone on their list.  Brisk sales for artists as well as solid reputations for the promoters have kept this show ranked inSunshine Artist Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Shows’ in the nation for the past 10 years- this year it’s in the top 20!RANKED #16 IN THE NATION BY SUNSHINE ARTIST MAGAZINE!“The Rio Grande shows are well run, well promoted, and well attended!  This particular edition was no exception, coming the weekend after Thanksgiving in the middle of the holiday push, which is a great time for a show!”
– Sunshine Artist Magazine
95% of artists surveyed in 2016 gave the show’s advertising a high to perfect score!
85% of artists surveyed in 2016 reported they would participate in this show again!


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Frisco’s Arts in the Square 2017 deadline Jan. 16, 2017

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Arts in the Square 2017 – Frisco Texas

About the Eighth Annual Arts in the Square Festival

Arts in the Square is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations on April 1-2, 2017 in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. This eighth-annual festival is presented by Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco Independent School District, with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. Frisco Square hosts and presents events throughout the year and has a reputation of bringing out the high-end buying crowd. Every aspect of this event is artist-focused and seeks to provide a venue for enhancing the artist’s visibility in the community. During the festival, cash prizes for Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500), along with nine student prizes will be presented. Other amenities include hotel discounts, free parking, and artist’s hospitality.

Eligibility: Original fine arts and crafts created by the applying artist(s) working in ONE of the following ten categories: Fine Arts/Graphics, Painting, Pottery, Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Photography, Wood, and Miscellaneous.  COMMERCIAL AGENTS, DEALERS, OR MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

DEADLINE: 1/16/2017. Jury Fee: $25.00 Apply through ZAPP https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4973

Festival Hours: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11AM-6PM and Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 11AM-6PM, rain or shine.

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New Year, New Low Price Booth Fee at Midtown Artwalk

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New Booth Fee $25 and a huge update

I truly hope your holiday season was the best yet.

I have excellent news for all the artists. As you know, it’s been in the news about Valley View being demolished. Well, parts of it is being demolished and they did start on the demolition.

Eventually it will all be gone, however there will be at least six more Artwalks between now and then. I know this because several AMC staff told me their management told them that AMC extended their lease for another 6 months.

I am lowering the booth fee to $25 and changing up a few things.

To sign up contact Jaye, manager of Skypony Studio 3rdsaturdayartwalk@gmail.com or 214-938-0125


As many of you know, I manage Skypony Studio and we do very well because I stay open late nights every weekend. Including Artwalk weekends. So when many of you have some to me and said you don’t make that many sales, I realized that Skypony seemed to be the only gallery doing well.

That is not my only goal–I want everyone to succeed which is why I changed the setup time from 5 pm to 1 pm when I first took over Artwalk.

Now, I realized that still, many artists have given up on Valley View because of all the media attention regarding the demolition. Many artists closed their galleries, but I can assure you that when it’s time to leave for good, Skypony Studio will no longer be there. So as long as we are there, then there will be an Artwalk.

Now for the game changers.

Valley View is considered a dead mall. During opening night of Star Wars, I watched over 1,000 people flock to the movies and overheard many conversations about how the mall is dead. So if you have this many people confirming that–then we have an issue. A problem that needs to be solved.

This problem is your perception of Valley View as a dead mall. 

Instead of seeing it as such, see it as an opportunity to show off your art. While it is still here, you have a chance to get out there and be seen. Sometimes it will be slow, others there will be a major movie release and AMC Valley View has the cheapest opening night tickets. $6 and $10 3D, which is why I emphasize too much about the movie crowd.

I’ve said before that you need quick selling items, but it’s been brought to my attention that many of you get people coming but not buying. So this bad thing can actually be turned into a great thing and here’s how:

Instead of seeking to make sales, you need to seek to make connections. 

Ever heard of network marketing? Avon. Doterra, Mary Kay are all MLM’s which is a multi level marketing system. They use network marketing to make their money. It’s simply selling yourself to others without seeming like a desperate salesperson. I’ve read the book by Eric Worres called Go Pro. He specializes in the network marketing industry and he says make it your goal to always make at least two connections each day.

During the Artwalk you have the opportunity to make over a hundred connections. GMT has clients who frequent the Artwalks.

The goal now isn’t to make sales, but to make connections. Connections mean repeat customers. So what you need to do is invest in business cards and flyers, make yourself known. Use the Artwalk to promote your brand. Yes, you have a brand–you ARE your brand.

This is why I am lowering the booth fee to $25. I am looking for artists who want to promote their brands and focus on building those connections. By lowering the fee, you can save $35 and use it to invest in business cars, flyers. Design a 4X6 flyer and print it out at Walgreens. I pay $20 for around 100 of them. Turn your flyers into value by including a coupon for shopping in your gallery, online store, or for whatever you wish.

Valley View may be going away soon but right now, it is still here. And you can use it to make a name for yourself as an artist. You can take pictures of your booth, post them online, make a blog about them, and this will give you an image of a professional artist who is big enough to do shows. Meaning you are doing well.

When people buy from me, it’s because I don’t seem desperate even though those jewelry sales put food on the table. People can sense when you are too eager for a sale which is why I want artists who are interested in showing, rather than selling, their work. Here’s an example of a confident artist:

Imagine your booth and a person walking up to it. Instead of bombarding them, just greet them and introduce yourself. Hi, my name is Jaye and this is my work. Let me know if you have any questions.

Their usual response, “Oh wow YOU did this? It’s amazing!” Even though I am inside the gallery, people don’t seem to get that the jewelry is mine.

6 out of 10 people walk away. 4 out of 10 buy. But 10 out of 10 always return because we had a conversation about a particular piece. And they either bring a friend, or another person says, “Hey my friend so and so was here yesterday, are you the jewelry artist?”

This is how you get sales–by making yourself memorable.

So instead of coming to Artwalk hoping to make your booth fee–I lowered the fee so you can afford to come out and stand out while we still have Valley View.

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Artscape application deadline Dec. 9

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The 11th annual Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and craft show and sale, is accepting applications through December 9.

Mediums include painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more.  The reimagined Artscape will be held in the Arboretum’s gardens and DeGolyer Gallery April 28-30, 2017.  For an application or more information visit www.dallasarboretum.org/artscape.  For more information contact joannholt@gmail.com.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION or see artscape-application-mailer-2017-f-cmyk

KEY DATES

  • 12.9.16: Artist application and jury fee deadline
  • 12.22.16: Artist notification of acceptance and information packets mailed
  • 1.20.17: Artscape show contract and booth fee deadline
  • 2.3.17: Deadline to request refund ($40 cancellation Fee)
  • 3.27.17: Artist location mailed
  • 4.28.17: Show set-up & Preview
  • 4.29.16 & 4.30.17: Artscape Show

FEES

  • $25: Jury Fee, Non-refundable check to Dallas Arboretum for each category to be exhibited. Due 12.9.16
  • $330: Booth Fee, 12’w x 12’d to accommodate a 10’ x 10’ white tent provided by artist.
  • $275: Double Space Supplement, limited number of double spaces available.
  • $40: Cancellation Fee, prior to 2.3.17

The jury of regional art professionals is chaired by Patricia Meadows, distinguished jurist, art appraiser, lecturer, collector, curator and president of Art Connections.

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Apps Open – 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

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The 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE indoor event. The family and pet-friendly event will be held March 4th & 5th in the Cattle 2 building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Shop handmade & support your local economy with over 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors & gourmet food makers. Event also features a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. HSNT will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions throughout the event.

Vendor applications open through January 7th, 2017. http://www.funkyfinds.com/sf-vendor-info.html

2017 Important Dates:
Vendor Application Deadline JANUARY 7TH
Vendor Acceptance Emails sent out JANUARY 11TH
Vendor Payment Deadline JANUARY 29TH
Advertising Deadline FEBRUARY 1ST

Event Dates and Times: The time periods stated below are all Central Time.
9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling
Saturday, March 4th (10am-5pm) & Sunday, March 5th (11am-4pm)

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There Is Still Time To Reserve Your Table for November Artwalk

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The November Midtown Artwalk will be on Saturday November 19 and this is the Saturday before Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday.

This is an opportunity for mall shoppers to catch up on holiday sales and my advice to you is to have some quick selling items. Items that are $10-$20 and that don’t eat up your cost.

Movies that are out and have been keeping the mall busy are:
Arrivals
Dr. Strange
Almost Christmas

There are more movies, but these are the popular top three.

If you would like to reserve a booth please let me know by Friday the 18th.  Booth space is $50.

Jaye Sabri
3rdsaturdayartwalk@gmail.com

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2017 Funky Finds Spring Fling call for artists

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9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Saturday, March 4th (10am-5pm) & Sunday, March 5th (11am-4pm)

http://www.funkyfinds.com/sf-vendor-info.html

Will Rogers Memorial Center
Cattle 2, 3337 Burnett-Tandy Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The 9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE indoor event. The family and pet-friendly event will be held March 4th & 5th in the Cattle 2 building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Shop handmade & support your local economy with over 100 artists, crafters, designers, authors & gourmet food makers. Event also features a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County. HSNT will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions throughout the event. Handmade Items Only.
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2017 Important Dates:
Vendor Applications Open NOVEMBER 1ST – JANUARY 7TH
Vendor Acceptance Emails sent out JANUARY 11TH
Vendor Payment Deadline JANUARY 29TH
Advertising Deadline FEBRUARY 1ST

BOOTH INFORMATION: Booth space sizes for single vendors are 10′ x 10′ for $170.00, 10′ x 15′ for $255.00, or 10′ x 20′ for $340.00. Corner Booths Additional $30.00. Vendors with Trailer Boutiques, please contact us to discuss. Two vendors will not be allowed to share a booth.
These fees include electrical outlets & a wall, event shirt, logo linked on vendors page, listing on promotional items, and more! The application fee for this event is $10 (non-refundable).

For more information, visit their website at http://www.funkyfinds.com/ or contact their event coordinator at handmade@funkyfinds.com.

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Night of Holiday Magic call for artists

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Celebrate the holiday season at the 17th annual Night of Holiday Magic presented by the City of North Richland Hills. This year’s event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26. Admission is free and parking is free.  http://www.nrhtx.com/640/Night-of-Holiday-Magic

Booths are 10 X 10 and cost $60.00.  Craft vendor must provide a 10′ x 10′ white tent, tables, chairs, extension cord and LED lighting for their booth.  Tents are available for rent for $10.  NRH will provide one outlet from a generator for your LED lights.

Applications are available here: http://www.nrhtx.com/DocumentCenter/View/5947 (along with Call For Vendors) and are due by November 18, 2016.They are accepting Handmade Items Only.

For more information, visit their website or contact their event coordinator at clopez@nrhtx.com / 817/427-6628.

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Art on the Greene 2017 call for artists

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Art on the Greene 2017

 
DEADLINE: 3/29/2017

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 5/26/2017 – 5/28/2017

More information: http://www.artonthegreene.com/artists.html

Art on the Greene takes place in Richard Greene Linear Park, which is located between The Texas Rangers Ballpark and Dallas Cowboys Stadium. With a lake on the north side, Rangers Ballpark on the east and Cowboys Stadium on the west, the park provides a great setting for an art festival with a great view and an atmosphere second to none!

Now in its 6th year Art on the Greene will feature up to 125 artists in one of thirteen different categories. With a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show is becoming a favorite for art lovers and collectors from Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities.

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Spring 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival call for applications

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Cottonwood Art Festival
Spring 2017

DEADLINE: 1/13/2017
More information http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/2.html – including a video

Application: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4948

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/6/2017 – 5/7/2017

Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty.  Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2017 marks the 48th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park for both artist and patrons of the arts.

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Artscape 2017 call for applications

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Artscape, the Dallas Arboretum’s juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, brings together outstanding artists from around the country.

APRIL 28 – APRIL 30, 2017

Delight in the joy of spring at this amazing show, which features a variety of mediums including Painting, Sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography and more. Listed as one of the “15 most beautiful gardens in the world” by Architectural Digest, the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show. The layout for the show is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. A blue ribbon committee has reimagined Artscape and is adding inventive, audience-pleasing elements for 2017.

How to Apply

 

For information see http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/artscape

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

KEY DATES

  • 12.9.16: Artist application and jury fee deadline
  • 12.22.16: Artist notification of acceptance and information packets mailed
  • 1.20.17: Artscape show contract and booth fee deadline
  • 2.3.17: Deadline to request refund ($40 cancellation Fee)
  • 3.27.17: Artist location mailed
  • 4.28.17: Show set-up & Preview
  • 4.29.16 & 4.30.17: Artscape Show

FEES

  • $25: Jury Fee, Non-refundable check to Dallas Arboretum for each category to be exhibited. Due 12.9.16
  • $330: Booth Fee, 12’w x 12’d to accommodate a 10’ x 10’ white tent provided by artist.
  • $275: Double Space Supplement, limited number of double spaces available.
  • $40: Cancellation Fee, prior to 2.3.17

The jury of regional art professionals is chaired by Patricia Meadows, distinguished jurist, art appraiser, lecturer, collector, curator and president of Art Connections.

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October Artwalk at Valley View : Halloween Party and Artists’ Booths

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Saturday, October 15, 2016, come on over to Valley View and let’s have a Halloween Artwalk Festival. 

Booth Fees are now back down to $50 and you can come as early as 1pm to set up.

I will continue to honor whatever previous arrangements you’ve made with Michelle–I want this Artwalk person transition to be easy for everyone.

Artwalk Halloween Event

This is the October Artwalk so this means Halloween fun time. Dress up on your Halloween costume and let’s make the mall festive.

The idea is to energize the movie goers and get them excited about Artwalk and the art galleries. When they are excited, they will want to come and support local artists.

So if they see people dressed up as their movie characters, giving out candy, etc, they will spend more time and hopefully money on your art.

Halloween Costume Idea:

Dress up as a character from your favorite movie. I can tell you that Suicide Squad was a huge hit in the mall–there was an event with cosplay (people dressing up as their favorite characters) and the mall was super busy on opening weekend.

Movies That Will Be Released on Artwalk Weekend

Some of the popular movies that will bring in the crowds will be released on Artwalk Weekend are:

Max Steel
The Accountant
Kevin Hart: What Now?
Desierto
Priceless

Remember that our AMC has the lowest priced tickets in town. $6 for movies and $8 for 3D–these are the evening prices every day including opening weekends so take advantage of this.

On Saturdays it gets busier after 5pm and the crowds come for the movies up until 12 am.

Movies are the main reason people come to Valley View Mall–it’s what it’s known for so if we make the movie goer’s experience unique they will bring their friends and so on.

Ideas To Attract People To Your Booth or Gallery

Give out more than wine. People expect the wine now so we need to get a bit creative. Since this is Halloween Artwalk, you can give out candy and treats.

Dress up your gallery a little bit for the holiday. Skulls are in as well so having some quick selling prints of your art with skulls or something creepy/Halloween themed may sell faster.

Here is a Pinterest board filled with great Halloween ideas you might find useful. 

How To Make This Artwalk A Huge Success:

Make sure you have your business cards and flyers ready. Maybe attach a piece of candy to them to make them memorable.

Let me know how many tables you need and if you need electricity as soon as possible. Remember first come first served.

Invite your friends. Call them, tell them to dress up and remember this is a fun and FREE event. Create a Facebook Event from your own account–grab the images from GMT’s event if you need them.

Stop by Skypony or GMT for Artwalk flyers if you need them–we provide them free of charge.

As always, I am here for any questions, comments, and ideas on how to make Artwalk a huge success.

Cheers,

Jaye
3rdSaturdayArtwalk@gmail.com
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