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48th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase

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Our annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase returns this year for the 49th season.  This year, the Showcase takes place in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard’s third annual Art is in the Air Plein Air Festival and fall makers market. 

The Fine and Arts and Crafts Showcase is a juried event that provides a venue for regional fine artists and craftspersons to exhibit and sell their art, in addition to the plein air and makers market participants. Part of the Arts Council’s mission is to celebrate and nurture the creative spirit of all artists, and is furthered by the combination of these three events.

The Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase is concentrated on West Main Street and features up to 42 regional artists and craftspersons who are juried into the show based on their excellent original art and craft work. 

Who Should Apply?
All regional fine artists and craftspersons are encouraged to apply for a space in the Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase. All applicants will go through the jurying process. Past participants are no longer exempt.  We encourage you to apply early to avoid any delays.

Jurying Process and Standards
Process
Applicants must submit with their application two photos representative of the work they intend to display and sell.

For applications summitted by mail, label the back of each photo with the applicant’s name, medium, and dimensions of the work.  Images will not be returned. For applications submitted by email or online, please submit image files in JPEG or TIFF format, and name the file with the applicant's name, medium, and dimensions of the work. Example: Smith_John_Watercolor_11x14.jpeg.

All applicants will be notified of the jurors' decision within 10 days of the Arts Council’s receipt of application and photos. Decisions of the jurors are final. The Arts Council also reserves the right to prohibit the display and sale of work that it deems unsuitable or that has been misrepresented in the application.

Standards
All work must be original and in the category of work depicted on photos accompanying this application. All work accepted for the show must be prepared for exhibit and remain on view until the close of the show.

Items that are not acceptable include copies of works by other artists, imports, crafts that are massed produced or made from kits, commercial molds or patterns, food items, candies, macramé, shell art, name signs, preserved wildlife, dried flower arrangements, decoupage, 3-dimensional printed objects, and/or decals.

Artists may display and sell work in any of these categories: Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Furniture, Printmaking, Basketry, Metal, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Photography, Jewelry, Clay, Glass, and Mixed Media. If you have any questions about acceptable media, please contact us. 

Our goal is for the Showcase to consist of fine arts and crafts in a variety of mediums. 

Application and Booth Fees
All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $25 when submitting the application and photographs.

Booth spaces are 12’ x 12’. The booth fee is $150. Booth payments should be made after you have received an email notifying you that the jurors have accepted your application.  

Additional information will be provided following acceptance.

Payment of Application and Booth Fees
You may complete and submit the application online (tcarts.org), or you may print an application and submit it with the appropriate payment by mail.

In Brief

Who:             All Fine Artists and Craftspersons
Where:          West Main Street (between Broad and Caldwell Streets)
When:            September 16, 2023, 10am-5pm
Cost:              $25 non-refundable application fee (due with application)
Booth Fee:    $150 (due after acceptance)
Application
Deadline:        August 31, 2023

More Information
Please email us (info@tcarts.org) with any questions.
 

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