Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Deadline: December 11, 2009 by 5pm (RECEIVE)

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
Woodmont Triangle
Bethesda, MD
May 8 & May 9, 2010

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is pleased to present the 2010 Bethesda Fine Arts Festival.

The festival will be held in the Woodmont Triangle area of downtown Bethesda, a lively neighborhood renowned for its restaurants, shopping, galleries and theatres. The Bethesda Urban Partnership, a non-profit organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda as well as manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, will manage the festival.

Eligible Work
All original fine art and fine craft is eligible, including but not limited to: jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and furniture. All work must be created by the artist. No mass-produced, commercially manufactured work, or work manufactured from kits or molds are eligible.

A three-member panel of jurors will select award winners from on-site evaluation on Saturday, May 8. Winners will be announced on Sunday, May 9. Judges will receive instructions on how to correctly evaluate each exhibitor.

Best in Show – $1,000
Three Jurors’ Choice Awards,
Two Dimensional Work – $250 each
Three Jurors’ Choice Awards,
Three Dimensional Work – $250 each

Show Guidelines and Standards (truncated)
150 booth spaces are available. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District advisory committee will select artists.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists must be present throughout the festival. Artists may apply in more than one category; however, they may sell work only in the category in which they have been accepted. Reproductions of original work are permitted, but must be displayed in browse bins ONLY. No framed reproductions are allowed.

The festival will take place rain or shine. All artists must provide their own tent and weights.

Application Fee: $30 (non-refundable)

Booth Fees
Standard 10' x 10': $425
Deluxe 10' x 20': $850

Download the prospectus: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival-Final2010

Visit website:

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814