Monday, June 29, 2009

The Old Island Days Art Festival

Deadline: October 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

The Old Island Days Art Festival

Key West, FL
Feb 27-28, 2010

The Old Island Days Art Festival is a two day juried outdoor fine art festival. This nationally recognized show brings over 100 fine artists to this beautiful historic area of Key West. Exhibitors will set up along Whitehead Street from Greene Street to Eaton, and on Caroline Street through the famous Presidential Gates into the beautiful Truman Annex. Set among historical attractions such as Audubon House, the Little White House and Mel Fisher Museum, the City of Key West closes two blocks of Whitehead Street and another block of Caroline Street to vehicle traffic for the show. Visitors can leisurely browse the beautiful displays of paintings from watercolor to oil and acrylic, decorative sculpture, photography and other fine arts from the selected artists. Tropical themes are abundant here, but contemporary and traditional styles make something for everyone!

The show, which is in its 45th year, is sponsored by the Key West Art Center, and was originally held to raise money for the renovation of the building at 301 Front Street. That building is now home for the KWAC and displays works by the 60 plus local members. The first show was held on the sidewalk on Front Street, near the current gallery and artists used clothespins to attach their work to the fence in front of the old Custom’s House. Since then the show has been held annually and grown from just local artists and now includes exhibitors from across the country and Canada.

ELIGIBILITY: NO dealers, stores or agents may participate. The artist must be present for the entire show and present ID at check in. Work is fine art, and must meet show criteria.

CATEGORIES: Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Other

PRINTS: Limited to 10% of hung work.

SPACES: Spaces are assigned by the committee, which tries to honor requests, but makes no guarantees. Each 10’ x 10’ is $200, limited 10’ x 15’ spaces are available for $300.

JURY FEE: $10 for slides or $25 for digital cd in a separate check. Make all checks payable to Old Island Days Art Festival.

The OID Art Festival has a ZERO tolerance policy for buy/sell, mass produced items, post cards, stationary, books, artist reps or items unlike those juried. Work must be produced by the exhibitor. This will be strictly enforced with no exceptions.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send 3 images of your work and 1 of display along with the completed application. Slides must be in a sleeve strip with Artist’s name on all slides. JPGs on CDs identified with artist name on CD. Applications with slides are $10 jury fee. Digital images are $25 Jury fee. CDs and slides returned if appropriate envelope/postage is included. Booth fee checks will not be deposited until 1 week after notification.

CONTACT: Lois Songer, Director
Phone: 305-294-1243 or 305-294-3500

Download the application: [html]

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Old Island Days Art Festival
301 Front St.
Key West, Fl 33040