WHAT: This new program is for artists who are new to the outdoor art festival world, and have very little experience exhibiting and selling their artwork and specifically have not been in more than 3 outdoor art shows.
HOW: The Emerging Artist application process is the same as the process for the regular show, however, upon acceptance Emerging Artists pay a discounted space fee (see below for fees), which also includes a 10’ by 10’ tent set up in their show space and receive mentoring from experienced exhibiting artists and Show Staff. Pro panel walls for hanging art will be provided upon request, based on availability.
Emerging Artist applicants submit images of their artwork through the show specific emerging artist application on Zapplication.org or Juried Art Services with four images of their art and one of their display. Emerging Artists may use a “mock set up” for their display shot of what they imagine their space to be at the show. For 2D artists, we recommend shooting your work on 2 connecting walls in your home to represent 2 walls within your booth. For assistance, please contact [email protected].
The Art Festival reserves the right to pre-screen and research emerging artists to make sure they are qualify for this category.
WHERE: The Emerging Artists Program will be featured at the following shows: Spring Bayshore Art Festival, Valparaiso Art Festival, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival, and the Fall Bayshore Art Festival.
APPLICATION FEES*: Spring Bayshore Art Festival $15, Valparaiso Art Festival $25, Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival $25, Fall Bayshore Art Festival $15
EXHIBIT SPACE FEES**: TBA
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* Application late fees may apply after February 1, 2022
** Exhibit space late fees may apply after March 16, 2022