Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Bayou City Art Festival

Deadline:  October 30, 2009 (ONLINE)

Bayou City Art Festival

Memorial Park
Houston, TX
March 26 - 28, 2010

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event. A favorite among Houston art buyers, the Festival is located in Houston's most prestigious park and is juried at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by an invited panel or artists, collectors and industry professionals.

Festival Eligibility & Rules (truncated)
  • The Festival is open to all applying Artists. All exhibitors are presented to the jury without distinction as having been a previous exhibitor.
  • If two or more persons collaborate to produce original work, each person must be identified on the Application. No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted. Commercial agents, dealers, or manufacturers are not eligible to enter. No kits, molds, tumbled stones, embellished objects or edible art may be submitted.
  • Artists may jury in more than one category, but not with the same body of work. Only one application may be submitted per body of work with a jury fee for each category. Artist must use the same name for both applications. Artists whose work is selected in multiple categories will exhibit in one booth space.
  • All Artists must be present on site during the entire festival.
  • Artists must define “a limited edition” through their Artist Statement and must disclose their process to the buyer. Original art must occupy more than 50% of the applicant’s booth space.
  • One exhibitor is allowed per booth showing the medium that was juried into the festival.
  • No commission on sales is collected by the Bayou City Art Festival.

Jury Information and Policies (truncated)

  • Our panel consists of 7 - 10 jurors. All judges are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge and/or background with our festivals.
  • Festival staff members are not voting members of the panel and their opinions are not reflected in final jury scores.
  • Jurors change with each event.

Cash Prizes are awarded for Best in Show, Second and Third, as selected by our on site judges. Ribbons are awarded for Best Booth. All winners receive jury exempt status for two years.

The 18 fine art/fine crafts categories are:
  1. Clay
  2. Digital (not photography)
  3. Drawing/ Pastel
  4. Fiber/ Textiles
  5. Furniture/ Functional
  6. Glass
  7. Jewelry
  8. Leather
  9. Metal
  10. Mixed Media 2D
  11. Mixed Media 3D
  12. Painting/ Acrylic or Oil
  13. Painting/ Watercolor
  14. Photography/ Digital or Computer Manipulated
  15. Photography/ Traditional Film (no machine enhancements)
  16. Printmaking/ Intaglio, Relief and Planographic
  17. Sculpture/ 3D - 1 medium (Clay, Glass, Metal or Wood)
  18. Wood

2010 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Important Dates (truncated)

July 13, 2009 - Application available on ZAPP
October 30, 2009 - Applications due; NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
November 19,2009 - Jury at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
December 7, 2009 - Artist notification

Visit website for complete details: www.bayoucityartfestival.com