Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trails West!® Festival Call to Artists

Deadline: April 9, 2010 (POSTMARK)

Call to Artists
Trails West!® Festival

Allied Arts Council
St. Joseph, MO
August 20 - 22, 2010

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. Our goal is to present a well-rounded show, but there is no predetermined number or percentage of spaces established for any category. Trails West!® welcomes all genres and subject matter of artistic expression. While the festival's ambiance is historic, the art does NOT need to represent our history. All subject matter is welcomed and encouraged. We reserve the right to determine what art is as it applies to this event and to make final judgment of all entries.

Categories: Jewelry, Fiber/Wearable, Glass, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Pottery & Ceramics, Mixed Media, Drawing/Printmaking Graphics

Awards: Cash prizes totaling over $1,000 will be awarded. Awards will be given in two categories 2D and 3D.

Artists and craftsmen must be present to display their own work; proxy exhibitors are not permitted.

All works on display must be the artist'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. Work in portfolios will not be judged, but may be offered for sale.

Jury Fee-$15.00 (non-refundable)
Booth fee- $150.00 ($175.00 if requesting electricity).
Those applicants who are not selected by the jury for participation in the show will be refunded the booth fee.

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