Thursday, March 04, 2010

Newport Arts Festival 2010

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
April 12, 2010
April 30, 2010: late entries
will be accepted with an additional fee

Newport Arts Festival 2010
Newport Yachting Center
Newport, RI
August 28 & 29, 2010

Hosted by local non-profit Looking Upwards, the Newport Arts Festival is a juried show of fine and functional art held in the heart of scenic Newport’s bustling downtown waterfront at the Newport Yachting Center. The festival also features two full days of live music from Celtic to jazz, children’s activities, and a café with delicious food.

THE JURY PROCESS (truncated)
Artist selection is based upon creativity, technical ability and use of medium. Decisions are based solely upon the merit of the work submitted and the need to create a balanced show. All jury decisions are final.

Ceramics. Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Digital Art, Metal, Photography, Sculpture, Painting, Works on Paper, Wood, Mixed Media (2D)

Looking Upwards has adopted the following standards: (truncated)
  1. Artist’s own hand - All work displayed at the Newport Arts Festival must be of professional quality and created and executed by the displaying artist’s own hand.
  2. Single artist or two person teams - The work displayed at the Newport Arts Festival is limited to the work of single artists or two-person team collaborations.
  3. All of artist’s mediums to be juried - Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the media categories for which they are accepted.
  4. Artists present at the festival - Artists must be present during the entire event and must personally staff their exhibit space. No agents, dealers or representatives may attend the event in place of the artist.

Jury Fee: Send with application $30 per medium (non-refundable).

Booth Fee:
$275 for 10` x 10` space
$450 for 10’ x 20’ space (limited availability)
$50 for corner booth (limited availability)

Download: Arts_Festival__Application__Information__Packet [pdf]

Visit website for full details:

Questions? Please contact or (401) 847-0960 x 56

Newport Arts Festival
c/o Looking Upwards, Inc.
P.O. Box 4289
Middletown, RI 02842