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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


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.



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!


Cristina Ruiz-Goodwin
West 7th Marketing Director

Jonathan Mark Levy

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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More Deadlines Around Texas – Calls for Artists


Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2017
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
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
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

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
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fee: $35.00
Entry Deadline: 2/20/17
Work in any medium using paper as a component part is
eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.
Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans
Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.
$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

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

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
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
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


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!



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


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


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


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


  • 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


  • $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


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)

Submitted by Jessica Dougherty. Email: handmade@funkyfinds.com

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There Is Still Time To Reserve Your Table for November Artwalk


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:
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

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2017 Funky Finds Spring Fling call for artists


9th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

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


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.
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


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


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


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


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



  • 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


  • $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


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?

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.



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2016 Art Mart at the Bath House Application Deadline Oct. 17


Art Mart – 2016 Call for Applications

The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center are seeking applications for the 2016 Art Mart, which will take place on the weekend of November 18-20, 2016. Artists who would like to be considered for the Art Mart are invited to fill out an application online at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3725

 by the submission deadline. FREE to apply. VIEW MORE INFO


The complete Art Mart Rules and Guidelines can be found at www.bathhousemedia.com/artmart.htm

APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, October 17, 2016

Please contact the Bath House Cultural Center at (214) 670-8723 if you have questions.


Since 2003, the Art Mart has showcased the art of local and regional artists working in a variety of styles, including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, pottery, mixed media art, jewelry, mosaics, glass, and other media.

Proceeds of the Art Mart benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a non-profit organization that supports year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center.

The Bath House Cultural Center is a facility of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs that is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts. The center emphasizes innovative visual and performing arts as well as other multi-disciplinary events throughout the year.

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2017 Lubbock Arts Festival applications due Oct. 14


Where: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Lubbock, Texas
When: April 21-23, 2017

Application Deadline: 10/14/16
Application Fee: $25
Jury Results Notification: 11/01/16

Contact Name: Elizabeth Regner
Contact Email: execdir@lubbockarts.org
Contact Phone Number: 806-744-2787
Show Website: www.lubbockartsfestival.org

Come try Lubbock with multi-year acceptance!

Look what one artists has to say about us…

“This is just a note to let you know I’ve participated in your show the last five years . . . I think you do a great job promoting your event the customer base is knowledgeable about art & I thought the event was well attended. This is my 32nd year doing shows & I believe a lot of events could take a lesson from your show on how to treat artists . . . I will continue to do your show enjoy it and it has been more profitable each year. Thank you.” Steve B.

The annual Lubbock Arts Festival is the premiere fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. Lubbock has a population of 230,000 and serves as the regional education and medical ‘hub’ for West Texas. In fact, there are three major universities in Lubbock; the largest of which, Texas Tech University, has undergraduate/graduate programs, a law school and medical school.

The show venue (Lubbock Memorial Civic Center) is completely indoors, totally air-conditioned. Artist perks include free, reserved parking; easy loading/unloading; lunch on Saturday; private hospitality room; event security that stays overnight; wireless internet; discounted rates at our host hotel; and $50,000 worth of advertising. Most of all, and most importantly, we are just really nice people who want you to be successful!

Artists who are accepted to the 2017 event will receive an invitation to participate in the 40th annual Lubbock Arts Festival, April 13-15, 2018!

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2016 Jingle Bash booth applications deadline now September 10th

2016 jingle bash apps open

Applications are now open for this year’s Jingle Bash! We’re excited to return to Gilley’s Dallas for the best handmade holiday shopping event around. Interested in selling, or know someone who is an artist?

Check out the prospectus:  http://www.etsydallas.com/artist-info

The 2016 ETSY Dallas JINGLE BASH

November 19, 2016
11am -5pm

South Side Event Center at Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215



  • August 20: Bash application open online
  • September 3: All applications + $25 application fee due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com EXTENDED TO SEPT. 10
  • On or around September 20: Emails go out notifying artists of whether or not they were accepted into this year’s Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
  • On or around September 27: Booth and any promotional or sponsorship fees due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • October 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 29:  Deadline to receive all Bash Bag™ promo items

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Grovefest 2016 booth applications due Oct. 21


This year GroveFest will be Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location: Dart Buckner Station, 5008 Elam Rd at S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas TX

The official deadline to submit an application is 5 pm, Friday, October 21; however there is no guarantee that booth space will still be available at that time.  Click here to complete the GroveFest 2016 Vendor/Booth Application. Rules are posted here. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Pleasant Grove.

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Blues Under the Stars with Larry Lampkin and Art Exhibit


Sept. 18 at 7:30

The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House – a non-profit group – is having an art show in conjunction with its “Blues Under the Stars” event starring Larry Lampkin.

Local artist are welcome to participate.  10 foot indoor space will be reserved for you at $25.  There will be space available in the main building, outside, or in another building.  Those who pay first will have that option.

Payment may be made by check or paypal.  Make checks to the Laybrinth Walk Coffee House and send to Judith Watkins, 2308 Mystic Shores, Cedar Hill, TX.

The event is located at the Unitarian Universal Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX.

Deadline for payment will be Sept. 20.  Set up wll start at 5:30; the event begins at 7:30.  Please be ready by then Application: L16-10-30 flyer artist application

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Craft Guild of Dallas: Fall Classes starting; Fall Show & Sale Applications Deadline Sept. 2


Fall Classes Begin August 29th

 Have you signed up for Fall classes and workshops?   If not …  Check out the schedule.  Then head on over to our website to reserve your spot today.
Remember:  class sizes are limited.  Don’t delay … register today!

2016 Fall Show & Sale

Applications for the 2016 Fall Show & Sale are being accepted now.  Interested artists are encouraged to review the application guidelines and then head on over to the Craft Guild website for detailed information.

Artists must … be current members of the Guild … complete the online application … submit photos and W-9 form … and pay the relevant fees. Deadline for entry is midnight, September 2nd.

Craft Guild 2016Fall Show and Sale


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ArtsGoggle Registration Deadline Sept. 1


Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Noon to 10pm
 Join us as we celebrate the 14th 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 Park Place and Magnolia Villages. 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 2015 ArtsGoggle featured more than 100 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.

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.

ArtsGoggle will focus on venues within the 2 mixed-use urban villages: Magnolia Village and Park Place Village. This condensed site map will provide a more manageable and enjoyable experience for our artists and patrons.

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, we have implemented a $40 registration fee for artists. The money collected provides vital funding to support improved communications, pre-event promotions, programs, signage and more.

The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $40, 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.

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.

Near Southside, Inc., 1606 Mistletoe Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104


Gallery at Goggle
This fall, the Near Southside will transform its streets, sidewalks and businesses into a one-day art experience like no other.  Businesses open their doors to show off the work of a wide array of local artists.  Park Place Avenue will host GALLERY at GOGGLE, featuring fine art and gallery-quality artists inside each of the participating businesses in Park Place Village.  Participating businesses range from a windows and doors retailer to restaurants, a coworking space to a music school.  In support of the Fort Worth arts community, these businesses clear their walls, rearrange furniture, and transform their traditional work environments into a gallery space dedicated to displaying the work of ArtsGoggle artists.  Venues receive no compensation for hosting artists; in fact, the Park Place Village businesses go to great expense to become a venue, with many opening during off-hours and making adjustments to their spaces to accommodate artists.  This unique partnership between business and artist is a distinctive feature of ArtsGoggle, and furthers the conversation about the importance of art in our everyday environments.  GALLERY at GOGGLE will also include an outdoor street festival for artists and stage with live music and performace art throughtout the festival.
Artists with previous gallery experience who wish to participate indoors or outdoors at Park Place Village are able to request this location on their ArtsGoggle Artist Application.  Once requested, we will work with Park Place Village business owners to identify a venue for your art to be exhibited. We hope you will join us for this special ArtsGoggle experience unique to Park Place Village!
MAGNOLIA VILLAGE: Taking it to the Street
In addition to Gallery at Goggle, ArtsGoggle hosts 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 16 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 now 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.
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 $40 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 by setting a username (your email) and password. When you login you’ll be able taken to a customized user portal where you can view the ArtsGoggle application and all future artist opportunities. You can access the log in link for your account from any page on the website always located at the upper right hand corner and you’ll be taken back to your user portal.

STEP 1 In the portal, click on the grey “Artist” tab and create an Artist Profile. 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 $40 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 1, 2016.  Artists who do not complete their application prior to September 1will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

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Applications for Jingle Bash open in late August


Mark your calendars for this year’s Jingle Bash! We’re excited to return to Gilley’s Dallas for the best handmade holiday shopping event around. Interested in selling, or know someone who is an artist? Applications will be available in late-August so keep an eye on our communications!

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Arlington’s South St. Art Festival call for artists



The longest running art festival in Downtown Arlington Texas!

October 14-16, 2016.

Artists, do not miss your opportunity to be a part of this juried art festival that showcases local, regional and national artists to art loving buyers from Arlington and surrounding cities. Deadline to apply is September 14th, 2016.

Categories: Ceramic, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media 2D & 3D, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.

For all the details on the application and how to apply, just click on either link below.



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2016 Cowtown Indie Bazaar call for artists


North Texas MADE announces their holiday show, The Cowtown Indie Bazaar, scheduled for December 10, 2016, 11 am to 5pm at the Roundup Inn, Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Cowtown Indie Bazaar is Fort Worth’s #1 handmade holiday shopping destination and will feature handcrafted goods from indie makers from all across North Texas. Find handmade jewelry, home goods, children’s items, unique clothing, accessories, bath & body products, original artwork, eco-friendly items and more. Family friendly, free to attend, indoors, and climate controlled. Pay to park. First 40 attendees will receive a complimentary swag bag filled with handmade items. The event will include photo ops with Santa, photo booth, and cash bar.

Vendor applications available at http://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/


Who should apply? All handmade artists or vintage sellers are welcome to apply. You DO NOT need to be an Etsy seller to apply.

Who should NOT apply? Any resale (other than vintage), food, multi-level marketing (such as Scentsy, Mary Kay, Younique, etc.), commercial vendors and mass produced (wholesale) goods are NOT ALLOWED.

Application fee: There is a $20 non-refundable application fee to apply for the show.
Submission of application does not guarantee approval. Vendors will be curated based on space availability, category, quality and originality of product selection, online presence and other select factors. Popular categories will be capped to avoid direct competition.

Important Dates:

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, August 12, 2016
ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, 2016
BOOTH PAYMENT DUE: Friday, August 26, 2016


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Funky Finds Booth Application deadline July 31


Vendor applications are now open for the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

A FREE all handmade art & craft fair in Fort Worth, Texas! Event features the work of over 100 talented makers selling a wide variety of hand-crafted items. The event will be held November 5th & November 6th, 2016.

Venue: Newly Renovated Cattle Barn 2 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas

The application deadline is July 31st, 2016http://funkyfinds.com/vendor-info.html

We also have affordable Advertising and Sponsorship opportunities available.

Be sure to check out our new mobile-responsive website.

, too!

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Infinity Art Tour McKinney on August 27 – call for artists

Saturday, August 27 at 1 PM – 5 PM


Infinity Art Tour is hitting McKinney at Tupps Brewery, for a collaborative group art show/tour!  

Come hang out to meet our artists, shop for one-of-a-kind art for your collection!

Enjoy Tupps’ delicious craft beers! Visit here for a list of ther brews:http://tuppsbrewery.com/brews/

Visit Tupps on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/TUPPSBrewery/
We’ll also be enjoying live music and food truck goodness!

If you are an artist and are interested in becoming a vendor, please submit your work via the link below and fill out form!


Vendor fee of $25 + processing to secure a space no larger than a 6 foot table. Artists must provide own tables, display materials, easels, etc. Limitied spots are available!!! Submissions are NOW OPEN!!!

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017 call for artists


MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2017

April 20 – 23, 2017


Applications are now open for artists interested in showcasing their work at one of the top arts festivals in America.  Working exclusively through Zapplication.org, we will accept applications through October 14.

Number of Artists:  223, including 20 Emerging Artists

Historic Number of Applications Received: Approximately 1400 applications in 2016.

Jurors:  Five paid Art Professionals (local, regional or national), including two working artists.


We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 20-23, 2017, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, artist awards totalling $10,500 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. continues to forge new ground in terms of increased sales for artists.
Sporting an incredible Event Plaza in the center of Downtown, midway along brick-lined Main Street, Fort Worth’s signature festival features corner booth spaces, signature artist amenities (including at-booth lunch delivery), stress-free load-in process and available storage, plus an incredible array of online, print and smart phone conduits to appeal to an incredibly diverse and wealth-wielding public. MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma.


PLEASE NOTE:  Tiered application fee is $25 until 11:59 PM on August 14, 2016, $30 until 11:59 PM on September 14, 2016, and $35 until our deadline at 11:59 PM on October 14, 2016.


We are known for our friendly, Western-style, southern hospitality and for delivering a buying public to the doorsteps of our participants.  We provide marketing, “shelf space,” including an award-winning website with an in-depth Artist’s Gallery, an artist-centric iPhone app, an advance-purchase art buyers club with over $60,000 pledged each year, and direct-mail marketing programs focused on the artists….

Important Time and Date Information:

  • Show Dates: April 20-23, 2017 (32nd Year)
  • Artist hours of exhibition: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM on Sunday (Note: the event itself doesn’t close until 10:00 PM on Thursday, 11:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 PM on Sunday.  Artists are invited to remain open as they wish during those later hours).
  • Application process opens: July 15, 2016
  • Application deadline: 11:59 PM Central Time, October 14, 2016
  • Artist Jury: November 3 & 4, 2016, at the Norris Conference Center located at 304 Houston Street, 76102.  Round one (November 3) will be open to the public.
  • Acceptance notification, contract and Artist Guide e-mailed: November 14, 2016
  • Accepted artists posted on Website: December 1, 2016
  • Artist registration packet and booth fees: Must be postmarked by December 5, 2016
  • Last day to cancel with refund: January 23, 2017
  • Load in: April 19, 2017
  • Artist Awards Ceremony and Breakfast: Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 AM

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Huffhines Art Trails applications due August 15


October 22-23, 2016 Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Huffhines Park at Apollo Road & Plano Road in Richardson, Texas.


Huffhines Art Trails was created to provide local artists and craftsmen a venue to promote and sell their work. The show has grown since its humble beginnings to become one of the best arts and crafts shows in North Texas! Patrons will find a variety of Contemporary Crafts, Traditional Crafts, and Art in mediums that range from painting to pottery to glass to wood work to jewelry and even hand work.

Huffhines Art Trails features close to 160 artists and craftsmen!  Now accepting artist applications through ZAPP! Application deadline August 15, 2016.

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Plano International Festival call for artists



Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park



Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world with…

Cultural displays ~ Naturalization ceremony ~ Parade of flags

International art exhibit ~ Multicultural music and dance performances

Fitness and Wellness Fair Children’s educational activities ~ International fashion show

Ethnic food court ~ And much more!



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2016 Fall Arts Goggle call for artists




 Near Southside in Fort Worth

Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12pm to 10pm


Artists, performers and musicians we are so excited to have your participation in this year’s event.

The visual artist application fee is $40.  Indoor and outdoor booths. Deadline is not specified but apply ASAP.


Celebrating 14 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts Event

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a popular festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth. 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.

For more information on artists booths see https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle

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Top of Texas Market Sept. 24 & 25 in Wichita Falls




Antiques & More.You won’t want to miss it
September 24th and 25th 2016

This new Vintage Market venue will have a perfect blend of arts, antiques & unique artisans.

10×10 inside booths $150

Vendor information:  http://www.topoftexasantiques.com/PDF/Registration%20Form%20Vendors%202015.pdf

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2016 South Street Art Festival call for artists


South Street Art Festival 2016 will be October 14 – 16 in Arlington, TX.

Located in the heart of Downtown Arlington, Texas, South Street Art Festival is the longest running art festival in the downtown district. We will be accepting both fine art and fine craft this year. The deadline to apply is September 14th, 2016. Jury Fee: $15.00. Artist applications: on-line Zapplication or paper application

Moya Art Events invites you to apply to the 4th Annual South Street Art Festival, in the heart of Downtown Arlington, Texas. On October 14, 15, 16,2016,  the 4th Annual South Street Art Festival will be held on South Street between Mesquite and East Streets. Over 7500 art loving attendees fill the streets to see booth after booth of quality art from local, regional and national artists….and this year will be no exception.

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Indie Summer Fair deadline for artists July 5


Shopping stalls are indoors in an Air conditioned hall!! https://www.facebook.com/isfusa
Indie Summer Fair celebrates the work of artisans and houses quirky and kitsch products rarely found in retail stores. If you are an artisan with unique products to sell to a discerning audience, be there at Indie Summer Fair, on July 2 3& 24, 2016, at Southfork Ranch, Parker, TX.
To apply for a non-food stall, please click here –http://goo.gl/forms/BBRX4qWrZh

Booths are 10 X 10 and fees are as follows:
Space only (No booths / canopy / furnitures) – $200 for 2 days
Booths with 2 tables & 2 chairs (Artisans) – $300 for 2 days
Booths with 2 tables & 2 chairs (Re-sellers / Consultants) – $400 for 2 days
Applications are due by July 5th, 2016.

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Infinite Kamme Art Scholarship Art Show and Gabby Devore Benefit call for artists

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We are still accepting submissions for artists to be a part of the juried exhibition in the gallery and/or have a booth in the Art Fair in the Square to benefit both the endowment of the Kamme Art Scholarship administered by the Sanger Education Foundation and Gabby Devore, the first recipient of the scholarship this year who was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury.


Located at 304 Bolivar, Sanger, Texas (940) 300-6551


For artist submissions contact Ginger Cochran


Submitted by Kathleen Mekailek. Email: kamme_art@yahoo.com

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Fall Cottonwood Art Festival – call for artists


Cottonwood Art Festival Fall 2016Richardson, Texas
DEADLINE: 6/17/2016

Jury Fee: $30.00

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. 2016 marks the 47th 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!

Fall dates: Oct. 1 & 2, 2016

Apply on ZAPP https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4900

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