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Calls for artists around Texas & neighboring states

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Calls for artists — competitions, art festivals, exhibit space, public art, etc.


 

 

Midtown Art in the Park 2017 Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 2/15/2017

Fee (Non-Refundable Application 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.


 

Call for Exhibition Proposals for 2 locations at the College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland Art Gallery is now accepting proposals for installations/exhibitions for:
• Main Gallery
• J. Palmer Exhibition Space
All media is accepted, and site-specific installation is also encouraged.

Submission Guidelines:
Email the following to mgray@com.edu or save these to a CD and mail it to the gallery address, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, 1200 Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX 77591. (The CD will not be returned):
• 10-15 jpegs of sample works
• Artist statement
• CV or resume
• Proposal (optional)

Artist talk/Art lecture:
An artist talk or art lecture may be planned during the exhibition period.

Delivery/ Pick up of works:
The artist will be responsible for the delivery and pick up of the artworks unless otherwise arranged. If it is an installation work, the artist will be responsible for the installation. Some honorarium is available to assist the cost of delivery/shipping.

Liability:
Main Gallery:
The artworks are insured from door to door.
J. Palmer Exhibition Space:
All works are handled with professional manner, and all the exhibition spaces are closely monitored by the campus police. However, College of the Mainland will not be responsible for any damage or loss. If insurance is desired, it must be arranged by the artist while the artwork is in transit and for the duration of the exhibition.

Dimensions:
See the dimensions at www.com.edu/gallery

Contact:
Mayuko Ono Gray, COM Art Gallery director

Email: mgray@com.edu
Website: www.com.edu/gallery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/comartgallery

 


 

Name of Call: Texas State University Health Professions Building #1
Budget: $246,750
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork for the interior walls of a new building on its Round Rock, TX campus. Multiple awards as well as large scale pieces and works in series will be considered and awarded. The site is a new facility for health professions and will be utilized by Texas State health profession students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members visiting active physical therapy, speech-language-hearing, and sleep clinics.


Name of Call: Texas State University; University Events Center 

Budget: $267,350
Deadline: 2/15/17Texas State University invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate an exterior public sculpture on its San Marcos, TX campus. The site is an expansion of the University Events Center.


 

Celebration of the Arts 2017 (COA)Midland, Texas
OPEN DATE: 2/2/2017
DEADLINE: 3/15/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00
Event Dates: 5/5/2017 – 5/7/2017

Celebration of the Arts, (COA) now in its 34th year, has been totally re-imagined for 2017, and will take place at the Wall Street Lofts and Main Street in downtown, Midland, Texas. COA benefits the Arts Council of Midland. COA is the longest running, annual event held in downtown Midland. COA has a strong reputation locally – with community support year after year – and draws out of town visitors. Fine Art is the centerpiece of the festival. COA also hosts local entertainers; non-profit arts organizations; a range of children’s activities; regional writers as well as food; and special events each year. Friday night, May 5, a Premier Party showcasing visual artists is an annual party for art lovers; Saturday & Sunday, May 6 – May 7, artists are the focal point of weekend activities for children and adults alike, with many family attractions.
$3,500 Prize money for 2017:

First Place $1,500
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $750
Honorable Mention $250
Award-winning artists from COA 2016 will automatically be accepted into COA 2017. (coupon code AWARD) 2016 winners must submit an application for space reservation by deadline and are required to pay applicable booth fees; not application fees.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival 2017 Covington, Louisiana
OPEN DATE: 2/8/2017
DEADLINE: 6/4/2017

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00
Event Dates: 11/11/2017 – 11/12/2017

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 21st Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000+ visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children’s Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

Conveniently accessed off I-12, Covington is located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain across the world’s longest bridge and is only 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans. This quaint, historic town is nestled along the Abita, Bogue Falaya, and Tchefuncte Rivers—hence the name Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.

Applications for this year’s festival will be accepted and processed through ZAPPlicationTM beginning February 8, 2017. Deadline for accepting entries is June 4, 2017.


Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, 45th International Art Show
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
City: Brownsville
State: 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.


Alameda Recreation Center/Library
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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17
Days remaining to deadline: 17The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Alameda Recreation Center/Library.The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


Lomaland Recreation Center/Library

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Unspecified
City: El Paso
State: Texas
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 2/24/17

The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Public Art Program and the El Paso Parks and Libraries are pleased to invite professional artists/teams living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the Lomaland Recreation Center/Library.

The project is seeking an artist who will work with the design team and the El Paso Parks and Libraries to identify appropriate sites and applications for public art and to subsequently design, fabricate and install artwork at the site.


 

Messina Hof Wine Label Competition 2017

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
City: College Station
State: Texas
Fee: $25.00
Entry Deadline: 3/3/17
Days remaining to deadline: 24Calling all Texas artists! Want to see your artwork featured on a bottle of wine? Enter the 2017 Messina Hof Wine Label Competition! The winning piece will be proudly displayed on a special run of Messina Hof wine bottles, plus cash prizes for the top three artists. This competition is open to all artists over the age of 21 residing in Texas. Entries may be any 2D medium including but not limited to: watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, acrylic, collage, multimedia, and digital art.The theme of the 2017 competition is “Celebration!” Messina Hof is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017 – so what better way to celebrate than with theme of “Celebration!” When searching for inspiration, think of everyday celebrations, not just holidays or anniversaries. The small moments in life that bring quiet tears of joy or shared bursts of laughter. Draw memories… paint milestones… create a masterpiece!

The top finalist entries will be on display at the spring Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite piece. Top finalist artists will also be invited to the Wine & Roses VIP reception, and have the option to host a booth at the festival to display and sell their work, free of charge.


3rd Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition
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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Alexandria
State: Louisiana
Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2017 – 5/28/2017
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Days remaining to deadline: 10Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its’ 3rd Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.   We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!



30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
City: Lake Charles
State: 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.


Art Springs 2017
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Call Type: Festivals

Eligibility: Regional
City: Hot Springs
State: Arkansas
Fee: $20.00
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17

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.


 

 

Splendora Gardens is proud to present:
“THE FLOWER SHOW @ Splendora Gardens”
(an open call, every artist gets in art show about Flowers)
located in the beautiful and historic studio of James Surls and Charmaine Locke:
26041 Midline Road, Cleveland, TX 77328
March 25th, 2017 – April 23rd, 2017
Through their quiet beauty and grave symbolism, flowers continually capture the imagination and inspire the passions of artists. Many delight in the delicacy of petals illuminated by a late spring sun, animated by a gentle wind. The complex play of light, color, value, and texture compel the brush and the pen, the lyric and the tone. Others render flowers and gardens, and the myriad elements that complete them, as metaphors for the most profound aspects of human existence. They emerge out of the verdant mire to denote rebirth, fertility, peace, prosperity, purity, and as Juan Ferret notes in “The Power of Flowers,” spiritual liberation from earthly impulses.
Flowers give voice to our feelings. They adorn our most sacred ceremonies and grace our bodies in life’s important moments. They serve as gifts to our closest loved ones and those we wish to draw closer, and memorials to those we will miss. They embellish the commonplace, bringing joy to families on city windowsills and in country planters. And while coloring our days with vibrant and subtle hues, flowers also nourish new life; the flower’s highest value lies in its interactions in the complex of nature. It is a node, a point of collection, of both beauty and purpose. The dynamic essence of an organism, the flower reaches towards the sun as a lofty realization of its inverse, the root. And as one instant within a larger environment, whether garden or wilderness, it provides sustenance to other organisms. The garden in turn provides sanctuary from the commotion of life. Restful meditation or deep contemplation await those willing to release themselves into the order and elation of the garden, however modest. Although an invention, a vibrant balance of science and aesthetics, the garden symbolizes paradise, creation, and the perfection of nature.
Splendora Gardens is pleased to invite artists of all kinds to submit works to be exhibited, presented, or performed at “The Flower Show.” Whichever discipline you work within, no matter your level of “achievement,” or age, we are calling for works that express your unique interpretation of the theme of “flowers” and/or “gardens.” There will be no juror; every piece submitted will be shown. You are welcome to send visual art, read original poetry or prose, perform a song, or anything else for that matter. You can exhibit or perform works you’ve already created or make something new.
Scheduled visual artists (so far): James Surls, Charmaine Locke, Daniel Johnston, The Wheeler Bro’s, Ruby Surls, Alton Dulaney, and you…

• All artists can submit one piece each ready to hang or display. (Not to exceed 36” in any direction). Unframed works are ok and will be tacked to the wall.
• Artists can hand deliver works to Splendora Gardens during their normal business hours (10am-2pm Thursday-Sunday)…

Or send them directly to:
SPLENDORA GARDENS
c/o THE FLOWER SHOW
26041 Midline Rd.
Cleveland, TX 77328
Please include pre-paid shipping label for the return of the work. We will ship work back the week after the show comes down.
Send questions or performance submissions to: Jeffrey_Wheeler@hotmail.com
DEADLINE FOR ALL ART OR PERFORMANCE SUBMISSIONS:
Sunday, March 20, 2017, 5pm
“The FLOWER show” opening celebrations:
March 25th, 2017, 6pm-?
Exhibition/Concert/Dance Party
March 26th, 2017, 12-5pm
12:30-2:00 Old school pot-luck lunch hosted by James Surls, Charmaine Locke, and Ruby Surls
3:00-4:00 Concert by the one and only, Dickie Landry
4:15-5:00 Bryan Wheeler interviews Dickie Landry for the first Splendora Gardens live podcast


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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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