Sunday, November 04, 2012

Dogwood Arts Festival 2013 Market Square Art Fair

Deadline: November 30, 2012 (ONLINE)

2013 Market Square Art Fair
Dogwood Arts Festival

Knoxville, Tenessee
April 12-14, 2013


The 53rd Annual Dogwood Arts Festival will be held during the entire month of April, 2013 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Dogwood Arts Festival is a non-profit organization with a mission to support arts education, to promote the visual and performing arts, and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our region. The Festival sponsors many activities and events to showcase the art, culture, and the natural beauty of East Tennessee. A featured event of the Festival, the annual Market Square Art Fair will be held April 12-14, 2013 in the heart of downtown Knoxville.

Market Square Art Fair is a popular outdoor event featuring fine art and fine craft, folk art, live music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, and hands-on activities for kids and adults in the heart of downtown Knoxville.

$35 jury fee


The Market Square Art Fair is open to all artists within the accepted media categories. Participation in any previous Dogwood Arts Festival event does not guarantee acceptance! By signing the application, the Artist agrees that he or she had direct, hands-on involvement with the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited. Collaborating artists may show only their collaborative works – both names should appear on the application. (Collaboration here means artistic, not business collaboration).

•Images submitted must be representative of the work to be shown.
•Accepted artists must be present on site during the Market Square Art Fair open hours.
•No work from commercial molds, kits, or manufactured work is accepted.
•Reproductions of 2-D works must be labeled ‘REPRODUCTION’ – not print.
•Ceramic works must be handmade by the Artist.
•Photographic prints must have been processed by the Artist or processed under the Artist’s direct supervision.
•T-shirts are not acceptable.
•Jewelry must be crafted by the Artist; simple beading and assembly is not acceptable.
•Exhibitors are prohibited from selling non-original promotional items (posters, t-shirts, calendars, etc).


The Market Square Art Fair is a juried event. Accepted artists will be allocated a 10’ x 10’ space for their display. Each exhibitor must provide their own 10’x10’ white tent, with appropriate weights to withstand high wind conditions. Electricity will be provided only if requested on the contract application. Specifics of tent location and set-up will be provided after acceptance into the Fair. The booth fee is $300. Limited corner booths are available for an additional $50 and will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.

If you do not have a 10’ X 10’ white tent, you may rent one from the Festival for $200.


Artists are eligible for several cash awards during the Market Square Art Fair including Best of Show, Artists Choice, and three Honorable Mention Awards. Booths will be evaluated Friday and awards will be announced on Saturday as soon as the judging is complete.

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