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Market & Presentation Opportunities for June 2018


         
WEST VIRGINIA

Stifel Fine Arts Center Crosscurrents Juried Exhibition
Deadline:  June 2, 2018
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted:  All media
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Oglebay Institute’s multi-media exhibition, Crosscurrents, has been a staple of their art exhibition season for more than 30 years, showcasing some of the finest artwork from the tri-state area.

Each year, dozens of artists who reside within an 80-mile radius of Wheeling vie for a chance to exhibit in this annual show, held in the Hart Galleries in the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center. Works are chosen by a guest juror and cash prizes awarded to winning artists.

Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Thomas
Deadline:  June 4, 2018
Location: Thomas, WV
Fee: $0
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is approved through a jury process where the artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists who look for outstanding craftsmanship, unique design, creativity, and use of materials that are of exceptional quality. Each artist’s work is evaluated and critiqued by a panel of jurors who excel within their specific media type.

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* The Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition
Deadline:  Extended to June 13, 2018
Location: Elkins, WV
Fee: $30/members, $45/non-members
Artwork Accepted: See Details
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The juried photography exhibit is open to professional and amateur photographers in/out of West Virginia.  $700 in cash awards will be selected by the juror, Brent Kepner, M.Photog. Cr., CPP .

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* The River Biennial Juried Exhibition
Deadline:  Extended to June 16, 2018
Location: Parkersburg, WV
Fee: $40
Artwork Accepted:  Original art in two- or three-dimensional media-See Details
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The Parkersburg Art Center invites all artists living in Ohio and West Virginia to submit artwork for the 2018 juried exhibit. $1,000 Best of Show will be awarded by juror, Gary Pettigrew.  The opening reception and awards presentation will be held at Parkersburg Art Center, July 22.

*NEW* The West Virginia Division of Culture & History Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition
Deadline: June 29, 2018
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: $ 20
Artwork Accepted:
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The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia artists to submit entries for the 2018 West Virginia Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition. Coordinated by the West Virginia State Museum, this juried exhibition will open August 2018 at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex. $1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded.

*NEW* Jackson’s Mill Jubilee Craft Fair Vendor Booths
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Location: Weston, WV
Fee: Booth fees vary by size  *See Details
Artwork Accepted: **applications currently open for return vendors only
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The 2018 Jackson’s Mill Jubilee theme is “Keeping Tradition Alive.”  The festival is a celebration of Appalachian Heritage with educational demonstrations, indigenous and bluegrass music concerts, Native American style dancing, chainsaw carvings, gristmill demos, homestead activities, photography, needle arts and quilt show, antique tractors and engines, carriage rides, civil war encampment, top quality artisans, a zip line for the active ones, and kid’s land for the younger festival participants. BBQ (Chicken, Beef, & Pork), homemade ice cream, and more.

*NEW* Solarfest Vendor Booths
Deadline: until full
Location: Fayetteville, WV
Fee: $100 booth fee(includes camping)
Artwork Accepted: See Details
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The 5th Annual solar powered music and arts festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia is the only festival fully powered by the sun.  Learn about environmental sustainability and take a trip down the New River!  Keeper of the Mountains Foundation started this festival to bring people together, support musicians, and educate communities about energy alternatives.  Vendor booths are available for artisan.

Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition
Deadline: July 8, 2018
Location: Lewisburg, WV
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: “Non-photographic works”
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Carnegie Hall presents its 29th Annual Juried Exhibition with the theme “Alternative Views.” Works will be judged on the basis of originality, technical quality, and thematic depth. No photography will be accepted in 2018. Jurors decisions are final.

*NEW* Tamarack Jury for New Artists in Beckley
Deadline:  July 23, 2018
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: $0
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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Tamarack is looking for the Best of West Virginia. Every item sold in the Tamarack facility is approved through a jury process where the artist’s product is critiqued by a panel of Master Craftspeople and Artists who look for outstanding craftsmanship, unique design, creativity, and use of materials that are of exceptional quality. Each artist’s work is evaluated and critiqued by a panel of jurors who excel within their specific media type.

*NEW* Watoga Art in the Park Fine Art & Handmade Craft Juried Vendor Booths
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Location: Marlinton, WV
Fee: $50/booth
Artwork Accepted: Juried Fine Art & Handmade Craft   *See Details
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Labor Day weekend Watoga State Park becomes home to Watago Art in the Park, a juried fine arts and handmade crafts festival sponsored by the Watoga Art in the Park non-profit organization. Weekend activities include workshops, nature activities, shopping and entertainment. Vendors may only offer their own original handmade products for sale.  Categories of work accepted include:  Basketry, Clay, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, 2-D Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Wood.

REGIONAL

National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society of America 28th Best of America National Juried Exhibition
Deadline: June 12, 2018
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Fee: $30/first image, $10/each additional image up to a maximum of 5 images + NOAPS membership
Artwork Accepted:  Oil or Acrylic paintings
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The National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters from all across North America and International Artists to apply to its 28th“Best of America” National Juried Exhibition honoring the Best in oil and acrylic painting.  NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. $25,000 in prizes to be awarded.

*NEW* Columbus Winterfair
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Location:  Columbus, OH
Fee: $25/jury fee + booth fee
Artwork Accepted: Original Fine Craft/Fine Art
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ODC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for over 50 years. They present three fine art and fine craft fairs annually: Columbus Winterfair, Greater Cincinnati Winterfair, and the Art Studio Clearance Sale. The goals of ODC’s fairs, exhibitions, education programs and publications are to establish a standard of excellence in craft, encourage creative growth, provide professional support to craftspeople, and build public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft.

The market remains on the 2017 Sunshine Artist 100 Best list in classic and contemporary crafts category. Winterfair is supported by a loyal, craft-buying audience of 20,000, and draws patrons from as far as Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.

NATIONAL

WNC Pottery Festival
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Location:  Dillsboro, NC
Fee: $25/jury fee + $200/booth fee
Artwork Accepted:  Pottery
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The 13th annual WNC Pottery Festival, November 3, 2018 is a juried event showcasing more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques. It has become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery. All work will be handmade by the artist.  No manufactured goods, no “seconds,” and only artists selling his or her work will be eligible to participate.

*NEW* The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild Juried Exhibition
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Location:  Blue Ridge, GA
Fee: $40/up to three entries
Artwork Accepted: 2-D & 3-D Original Works  *See Details
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The 2018 National Juried Show is sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA). Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded. The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 11th year, will be on display during the peak visitor months of October and November, attracting interest from the surrounding tri-state metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Artworks selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery located in the historic courtroom of the Art Center, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The 2018 show will be judged by Z.L. Feng.

*NEW* The Smithsonian Craft Show
Deadline: September 7, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Fee: $50/application fee + booth fees *See Details
Artwork Accepted:  *See Details
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The Smithsonian Craft Show is a most prestigious juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft in art and design, held annually in Washington DC.  Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants.  Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year.  No one is grandfathered into the show.  There is no quota for any category of Craft Art.  Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work.

The Craft Show does not charge sales commissions.  However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, the proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.

NY NOW Summer Market
Deadline:  Until filled
Location: New York, NY
Fee: See Details
Artwork Accepted:  See Details
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A national wholesale trade market for Home, Lifestyle & Gifts categories held August 12 – 15, 2018.

 

Please note we attempt to assess the types of artwork accepted and other details of calls for entries from available information provided to us, but strongly encourage artists to closely review information and inquire with opportunity providers if they are uncertain.

 


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