FINE ARTS FESTIVAL ARTIST APPLICATION  2017

Thank You for your interest in participating in the 2017 Silverton Fine Arts Festival.
You are invited to apply for acceptance to the 17th Annual Silverton Arts Festival to be held August 19 & 20, 2017 in Silverton, Oregon. To be considered for presentation at the Fine Arts Festival in 2017 please do the following:

1.  Review the Artist Prospectus below.
2. WORK SAMPLES: Please send four examples of your work via the SEND FILE link.
3.  Complete all information on the form at the bottom and SUBMIT.
4. Go back to Silverton Fine Arts Festival tab and click on Artist Application Fee to submit $30 fee.

Please note that submission of your application and payment of application fee do not guarantee selection into the 2017 Fine Arts Festival.

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Artist Prospectus 2017

Our goal for this festival is to celebrate the virtuoso talents of our finest local and regional artists, as well as to provide the public and our selected exhibitors with a show of the highest quality. The site, historic Coolidge-McClaine Park in the heart of Silverton,on the banks of Silver Creek, is a beautiful area surrounded by towering oak and Douglas-fir trees. It is a popular summer gathering place and a wonderful setting for the festival.

You are invited to apply for acceptance to the 16th Annual Silverton Fine Arts Festival, to be held August 19 & 20, 2017 in Silverton, Oregon. Our goal for this festival is to celebrate the virtuoso talents of our finest local and regional artists, as well as to provide the public and our selected exhibitors with a show of the highest quality. The site, historic Coolidge-McClaine Park in the heart of Silverton, on the banks of Silver Creek, is a beautiful area surrounded by towering oak and Douglas-fir trees. It is a popular summer gathering place and a wonderful setting for the festival.

 

Silverton area artists, art patrons and community leaders involved in event planning are committed to providing pre-event and on-site service for all selected participants. We are further committed to quality marketing focused on art communities and major populations within a 50-mile radius (including Portland, Salem and Vancouver, WA).

 

The Silverton Fine Arts Festival is within easy (and scenic) driving distance of Oregon’s metropolitan areas, and is adjacent to the Oregon Garden and Silver Falls State Park. Now in its thirteenth year, this show has established an excellent reputation for both quality of art and entertainment and hands-on activities for both children and adults, and encourages an atmosphere of conviviality between festival attendees and participating artists.

ONLINE REGISTRATION - Recommended

To register online please fill out Application below, submit your $30.00 fee via PayPal and Click the SEND FILE link to email us digital copies of your work.  Please include 4 JPEG images of your art. US Mail Instructions at the bottom of this page.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Jurors select artists to participate based on slides submitted. Artists will submit four digital images (as instructed above). Jurors include individuals with experience as working artists, gallery owners, and festival directors. Jury selection is based on technical proficiency, individual style/personal vision and originality, as well as the spectrum of media represented in the festival as a whole. There is a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 to be included with the application.

Important Dates for the 2017 SFAF

                                                                                     April 1

  Postmark/Online deadline for application
 April 26
  Notification of acceptance will be mailed to artists
 May 24
  Booth Fees due
 June 20
  Booth assignments & info packets mailed to selected artists
 July 10
  Deadline for refund of booth fees w/cancellation
 August 18
  Welcoming Reception
 August 19/20
  Silverton Fine Arts Festival
Rules, Regulations & Miscellaneous Information

The festival is open to all artists and craftspeople producing original work. Artists collaborating on work should so note on the application. Two artists may share a booth if both are accepted by the jury. Both artists, however, must submit separate applications and fees. All artists must staff their booth for the duration of the festival. Art booth hours are Saturday from 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.

 

Reproductions of original work, such as posters, and cards, may be sold, but may not occupy more than 15% of the total booth space. Commercially produced work from kits or imported art and goods may not be exhibited. Hand-pulled prints and photographs in signed and numbered limited editions will be accepted as original work under the appropriate category.

Artwork Booths

Each exhibitor is provided a space that measures 10’x10’ (for a single booth), with a separation between booths. Artists must provide their own booths, racks and tables, in order to display their work in an outdoor environment. Booth spaces run along paved paths in the park, which is grassy and generally shady. Please leave your pets at home. As some booth locations are not level, exhibitors are advised to bring leveling devices as needed. There are a limited number of double booths available on a first come, first served basis. Booth fees are $225. for a 10’x10’ or $425. for a 10’x20’. No commission will be collected on sales. A welcoming reception with food and music for artists, sponsors and staff will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 19.

Silverton Fine Arts Festival will make every attempt to safeguard the artists’ work and property, but liability is ultimately the responsibility of the artist. Overnight security will be provided. As a precaution, it is recommended that artists remove valuables each evening.

 

 Visit our website at FINE ARTS FESTIVAL page, call 503-873-2480 or email us.

 

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lick the link to send us four examples of your work. You will be directed to your personal email account where you can attach and send files to us.


ARTIST APPLICATION

Please send us four examples of your work as an email attachment to [email protected]

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Guidelines for Artist Application via the United States Postal Service

  1. All images must be JPEG format (JPEG) with medium compression. Images not in JPEG format are unacceptable. Please do not use Windows program “Media Center”. Submit 4 color images of your artwork.   Images must accurately represent your original work to be exhibited. NOTE: SLIDES AND PRINTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.     
  2. Images should be no larger than 1024X768 pixels. ZIP application format is acceptable.
  3. Label each image on the CD with your last name, first initial, and image number (example: ‘jones.a.01.jpg). Number images of your artwork 01 through 04. Do not include titles of artwork.
  4. Write your name and the title “Silverton Fine Arts Festival 2015”clearly on the CD, in permanent marker.
  5. Put CD in a paper sleeve and mail in padded or cardboard packaging. For CD return please provide suitably stamped and sized envelope.
  6. Please enclose your NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE of $30.00 made out to Silverton Arts Association and mail your package to: 303 Coolidge Street, Silverton, OR 97381


                 NOTE:  internet connections to personal websites will be accommodated as part of the jury process.