Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trails West!® Arts Incubator

Deadline: April 9, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Call to New and Emerging Artists
Trails West!® Arts Incubator
Allied Arts Council
St. Joseph, MO
August 20 - 22, 2010

The Arts Incubator will showcase a limited number of new and or emerging artists and crafters from the Northwest Missouri area. The goal of the incubator is to provide quality, affordable space for emerging artists and crafters to display their work before a large, diverse crowd at a well-recognized arts festival for the purpose of furthering the development of their creative endeavors. We encourage adults and students to apply, whether you have one piece to exhibit or many.

Trails West!® is an outdoor arts festival celebrating the unique cultural heritage of St. Joseph, MO. Now in its 18th year, the festival features fine arts, folk arts and fine crafts. Trails West!® is a juried fine art and fine craft show with space for 50-60 artists. Trails West!® welcomes all genres and themes of artistic expression. While the festival’s ambiance is historic, entries do not need to represent our history.

The Selection Process

All work will be juried into the Arts Incubator. Artists and crafters who have previously exhibited in the fine arts or craft areas are ineligible to apply for a space in the Arts Incubator.

If accepted artists and crafters may exhibit in the Arts Incubator up to two years, as the goal is to allow new and emerging artists to experience an arts festival and to determine if this is an area they would like to pursue.

We reserve the right to determine which crafts and artworks are appropriate for this event and make all final judgments.

Categories: Apparel, Ceramics/Pottery, Drawing/ Printmaking/Graphics, Fiber/Wood/Leather, Furniture, Glass, Home Decor, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Quilting, Sculpture, Photography, Other

All works on display must be the exhibitor’s own original design. Only prints directly pulled from the original block/plate/screen may be hung. Watercolors, prints, drawings and photographs must be appropriately framed and glassed (or substitute for glass). Reproductions must be in a portfolio and each item clearly marked reproduction. Only handcrafted work will be accepted. We will not accept work that has been purchased for resale.

Booth fee- $50.00 ($25.00 for students)

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information, call Tammy Santos, Program Coordinator 816-233-0231 or 800-216-7080.

Download Application: [pdf]

Additional forms and information on website:

Allied Arts Council
Trails West!® Festival
Attn: Tammy Santos
118 S 8th Street
St. Joseph, MO 64501