Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Deadline: November 15, 2009 (RECEIVE)

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival

Association for Visual Arts
First Tennessee Pavilion
Chattanooga, Tennessee
April 16 - April 18, 2010

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival is produced by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA).

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival takes place inside the First Tennessee Pavilion and the surrounding outdoor area. First Tennessee Pavilion is located in the Southside District of downtown Chattanooga.

Exhibiting artists must be 18 years or older and must be present during show hours. All work shown must be original work. Work made from commercial molds, kits, patterns or copyrighted designs not owned by the craftsperson are not permitted. Any commercially made embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work. All work must be for sale. No reproductions (including prints) are allowed.

Media Categories
Basketry, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber Decorative, Fiber Wearable, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry/Precious, Jewelry/Semi-Precious, Printmaking, Metal, 3-D Mixed Media, 2-D Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolor/Gouache Painting, Pastels, Photography, Wood, Leather, Paper, Sculpture & Emerging Artist: Scholarship program applicants may not apply in any other category.

Emerging Artist Scholarship
An emerging artist must have a solid body of work, completed in the last 2 years. An emerging artist scholarship applicant, while having a developed & cohesive body of work (not a beginner), should not currently be earning a living as a professional artist. This scholarship should be viewed as an opportunity to “jump start” a professional art career. Only regional applicants, living in a 300-mile radius of Chattanooga, will be eligible

Jury Process
The three-member jury consists of qualified artists and art professionals. This selection committee views the five (5) submitted images consecutively in the order that they were uploaded through the online application process

There will be $10,000 in artist merit awards. The on-site jurying for merit awards will take place on Saturday morning. Awards will be designated at the jurors’ discretion.

Application - $40 due November 15th. Application fees are non-refundable

All applications are now done online. For more information, please visit www.zapplication.org

View and download prospectus: 4bridgesartsfestival.org/Prospectus2010 {pdf}

Association for Visual Arts (AVA)
30 Frazier Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
phone (423) 265-4282
fax (423) 265-5233