Friday, May 16, 2014

Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2014

Deadline: May 31, 2014 {ONLINE}

Bethesda Row Arts Festival 2014
Bethesda Row

Bethesda, Maryland
October 18 and October 19, 2014

Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row, are turned into an outdoor art gallery, featuring juried fine arts and fine crafts. About 190 leading artists nationwide come to Bethesda, MD’s Arts and Entertainment District to showcase their work. The Festival has been recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the United States by Sunshine Artist magazine.

Additionally, the Arts Festival offers an Art Sale benefiting the NIH Childrens Charities, children’s art activities, live acoustic stage performances, and high-quality outdoor food vendors. Bethesda Row features more than 50 fine shops, upscale galleries, and unique restaurants with outdoor seating.


The Festival will take place Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 2014 on three streets of Bethesda Row, located in Bethesda, MD (Woodmont Ave, Bethesda Ave and Elm St). These areas are closed to traffic throughout the weekend, with set-up for the festival beginning in the early-morning of Saturday, October 18th.

The fifteen media categories that are juried for the Bethesda Row Arts Festival are: ceramics, drawing/pastels, digital, fiber – decorative and wearable, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.


The three-paneled jury is composed of art professionals versed in a wide range of artistic media, usually an academic and curator, as well as a working peer artist. A new jury is impaneled each year to ensure the show remains fresh and eliminate any favoritism or bias. These jurors will also be on-site at the event to serve as a standards committee and select artist award winners.


Jury Fee: $40

Booth Fee: $550 (booth fees are submitted ONLY UPON ACCEPTANCE to the show)

All applications are accepted only on ZAPP

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