Saturday, December 05, 2009

Market Square Art Fair: The Dogwood Arts Festival

Deadline: December 31, 2009 (RECEIVE)

The Dogwood Arts Festival
Market Square Art Fair

Knoxville, TN
April 9-11, 2010

THE SHOW: The Dogwood Arts Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help fund arts education in our schools, promote the visual and performing arts and to preserve and enhance the beauty of our region. The 50th Annual Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair will be held April 9-11, 2010 on Market Square, along Market Street, and in Krutch Park in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. The Festival is a multi-disciplined event featuring fine art, crafts, folk art, live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, hands-on projects for kids and adults, concerts, activities involved in maintaining the beauty of the historic Dogwood Trails and in showcasing the very best cultural organizations and efforts in our community.

ELIGIBILITY: The Festival is open to all artists within the accepted medium categories. Participation in any previous Dogwood Arts Festival does not guarantee acceptance! By signing this application, the Artist agrees that he or she had direct, hands-on involvement with the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited. Collaborating artists may show only their collaborative works – both names should appear on the application. Collaboration here means artistic, not business collaboration.

Work submitted must be representative of the work to be shown.
Accepted Artists must be present on site throughout the Festival.

CATEGORIES: Drawing/Pastels, Graphics/Printmaking, Wood, Painting, Fiber, Jewelry, Sculpture, Photography, Wearable Art, 2-D Sculpture, Glass, Toys, 3-D Sculpture, Ceramics, 2-D Mixed Media, Metalwork

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Completed application, images, and the non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is due by December 31, 2009.

AWARDS: There will be one Best of Show Award ($500 + free booth for 2011 Fair), one Artists Choice Award ($250 + free booth at 2011 Fair), and three Honorable Mention Award ($100). Booths will be evaluated Friday and awards will be announced Friday night in a special ceremony after the Art Fair closes.

BOOTH INFORMATION: The Market Square Art Fair is an outdoor venue. Artists will be allocated a 10’ x 10’ space for their display. Demonstration booths will be available, if indicated by artist on application. Electricity will be provided for each tent. Specifics of tent location and set-up will be provided after acceptance into the festival. The booth fee is $175. Tents are an additional $125 or you may provide your own white tent.

Application & Prospectus: Square Art Fair [doc]


Dogwood Arts Festival
106 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4561 phone
865-546-2213 fax