Monday, February 02, 2009

Artsfest 2009

Deadline: March 31, 2009 by 5:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Artsfest 2009

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Solomons, Maryland
September 19 & 20, 2009

Established in 1993, Artsfest is an annual juried arts festival organized by Annmarie Garden - a public sculpture park located in Solomons, Maryland - about an hour from the Baltimore-Washington Metro area.

Festival Rules and General Info (truncated)

Annmarie Garden is committed to presenting the finest of artists and craftspeople. Selections are chosen based on: quality, craftsmanship, creativity, uniqueness, and style of execution.

  1. Artist must exhibit and be present during the complete show

  2. Exhibitors are encouraged to set a broad price range for their works.

  3. The bulk of work exhibited must be original and signed by the artist.

  4. Artists agree to pay a percentage of their gross sales which will benefit ANNMARIE GARDEN, a public, non-profit arts center. The deadline to make the sales payment is October 31.

  5. Artists may not share space with another artist, unless that artist is juried into the show as well.

  6. Each artist is responsible for collecting Maryland state sales tax and must adhere to all sales tax laws of the State of Maryland.

Emerging Artist Program

The Emerging Artist Program is intended to support and exhibit emerging artists. This program sponsors artists who have not yet previously exhibited their work professionally. This unique opportunity allows emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work, interact with successful professional artists, and gain valuable experience that will help them in their future careers.

A limited number of emerging artists will be selected to participate in Artsfest through a jury process. The $25 application fee is waived for emerging artists, but they are required to pay 15% percent of their gross sales to ANNMARIE GARDEN. All emerging artists will be given booth space in a communal tent designated for emerging artists only. Although emerging artists do not compete against other artists for Artsfest award prizes, they are eligible to receive the Emerging Artist Award given to the best emerging artist at Artsfest.

Annmarie Garden is pleased to provide these up and coming artists with the opportunity to display and sell their work and we encourage festival visitors to stop by the Emerging Artist area to enjoy their exciting works of art.

APPLICATION FEE: $25 application fee, non-refundable -- Fee is waived for Emerging Artists

Tentative Cash Awards

The following cash prizes are contingent upon sponsorship:
• Best of Show Award
• Merit Award
• Best Display Award
• Emerging Artist Award
• Best Demonstration Award


Artsfest is publicized throughout the greater Metropolitan areas of Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern and Central Maryland, Annapolis, and surrounding regions.


Application Forms

ArtsFest Rules: [PDF]

Artist Application: [PDF]

Emerging Artist Application: [PDF]

Melissa Daman, Artsfest Coordinator

Sarah Murray, Administrative & Program Assistant

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
P.O. Box 99
13480 Dowell Road
Dowell, Maryland 20629
phone: 410.326.4640 fax: 410.326.4887