Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013

Deadline: October 14, 2012 (ONLINE)

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2013

Scottsdale Cultural Council
Scottsdale, Arizona
March 8-10, 2013

Now in its 43nd year, the Scottsdale Arts Festival has established itself as the finest event of its kind in the Southwest. The festival’s main attraction is the juried fine art and fine craft showcased within an attractive and sophisticated cultural center. The Scottsdale Arts Festival is produced by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and proceeds from the event support the art programs of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Rules for submission (truncated)

• Applicants’ work must be of original concept, design and personal execution.

•Images must accurately represent the artist’s work that will be exhibited.

•Artists must be present during the entire three-day festival. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. Commercial agents, dealers or manufacturers are not eligible.

•Collaborating artists may apply to participate at the event, but only joint work may be shown and sold. Otherwise, each artist must apply for their own/separate space. All names of collaborating artists must appear on all application materials.

•Only the work of the designated artist may be displayed or sold.

•The work must be representative of the images selected through the jury process.

•One image must be of the booth display; entries will not be considered without a booth image. The booth image is used to judge overall appearance, professionalism, consistency of work and will assist in the determination of booth placement in the most advantageous location.

•Artists may submit applications in any category. A separate application and fee are required for each category entered

Categories: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood

Up to 190 artists will exhibit in the 2013 festival including the invited 2012 award winners.

•The jury is comprised of art professionals - working artists, art educators, curators, collectors and gallerists. The criteria for artist selection are excellence in concept, quality, workmanship and aesthetics. Each artist’s five images are viewed anonymously by the jury.

Exhibit Fee
Upon acceptance, artists will receive a contract and reservation form. The signed contract and participation fee of $450 are due to the Scottsdale Arts Festival by December 3, 2012.

Artist Awards
The Best of Show artist receives a $1000 award, acceptance to the 2014 show and a complimentary booth space. Additional merit awards are given and these artists are invited to the 2014 show with their application fee waived.

Sales & Sales Tax
Artists retain 100 percent of all sales. All participating artists are required to collect and pay appropriate City of Scottsdale and Arizona state sales tax on all items sold. Tax forms and instructions will be provided to all participants by the festival.


Visit website for additional information: http://www.scottsdaleartsfestival.org