Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Art In The Pearl

Deadline: February 15, 2012 (ONLINE)

Art In The Pearl 2012

North Park Blocks
Portland, Oregon
September 1 - 3, 2012

The 16th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in the beautiful and historic North Park Blocks of Portland, Oregon. Considered one of the nation's premier art festivals, Art In The Pearl features the jury-selected work of 130 artists from across the USA and Canada. Developed and produced by artists with the goal of creating a quality venue for artists to present their work to the public in an annual celebration, this festival features exceptional artists, a live World Music stage, artist demonstrations, a children's art area and a variety of culinary arts.

The 2012 show will take place from September 1st to September 3rd, 2012. The application deadline for the 2012 Art In The Pearl® Festival is February 15th, 2012. Applicants will be notified around April 1st, 2011.

Jurors for the 2012 show are:
John Benn / Ceramic
Carla Fox / Metalsmith, Jeweler
Donna Guardino / Gallery Owner - Guardino Gallery
Lisa Telling Kattenbraker / Fiber, Batik
Mary Lou Zeek / Gallery Owner - Mary Lou Zeek Gallery

Download 2012 Artist's Contract
Download 2012 Rules of Participation

All candidates will apply through Zapplication.org

GENERAL RULES (truncated)

* All exhibited work must be original to and handcrafted by the accepted Artist. Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the work presented to the jury and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.

* Artists must be at least 18 years old.

* Only those Artists accepted in the Jewelry category may exhibit or sell jewelry. All jewelry, regardless of the materials used, must be entered in
the Jewelry category.

* No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both Artists must be included on the application. Artist collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor but each artist must equally and creatively contribute to each piece.

Media categories are used by Art In The Pearl as a tool for organizing Artistsʼ images into logical, related groups for the juryʼs review. The following are the media categories currently accepted for the juryʼs review: 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Computer Generated Work, Drawing, Emerging Artist, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood

A nonrefundable jury fee (to cover jury expenses and administrative overhead) of $35.00 is required for each entry form in every category submitted.
Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, the selected artist is required to reserve and pay for their booth space. (See Rules of Participation for booth fees).

A total of three Best of Show awards are given to Artists for outstanding work. Award winners are invited to return in their awarded category the following year. An image of that Artistʼs work selected by Art in the Pearl will be on the promotional posters or post cards, web site, and in paid advertising for the show and other media promotions for the show.

Additional details available on the website: artinthepearl.com

Art In The Pearl®
P.O. Box 5906
Portland, OR 97228-5906

telephone 503-722-9017
email: info@artinthepearl.com