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Here’s what’s happening September 8-14, 2017

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This is what’s happening in the arts, independent film and community theater here in Southwest Florida between September 8-14, 2017:

 

Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair submission deadline is September 11 (09-08-17)

East Entry 02The Naples Art Association is currently accepting applications for inclusion in its three outstanding outdoor art festivals, The Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair, Naples National Art Festival and The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.

Start your new year off in sunny Florida. New opportunities await you at the 22nd Annual Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair. This fine art festival draws professional artists from around the country and is ranked as one of the 100 Best Naples News Years Crowd Shot 03Fine Art Shows in the U.S. by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

If you are interested in exhibiting at this show, here’s what you will need to know:

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7, 2018
  • Festival Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: 5th Avenue South, Downtown Naples
  • Accept 254 artists max
  • Application fee: $25
  • Booth fee: $450 for 10×10
  • Crowd Shot with Flowers 05Cancellation refund policy: Full refund: 11/25/17; 50% refund: 12/05/17
  • Set up specifics: 4 a.m. early morning set up only: On street set up in quads; No electrical
  • Application deadline: 09/11/17
  • Jury Process begins: 09/22/17
  • Status Notification: 10/02/17
  • Booth Fee Due: 10/25/17
  • Aerial 2Artist Info Sent: 12/01/17
  • Wait List Acceptance: 10/21/17
  • Application available online at juriedartservices.com beginning June 1, 2017

 

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ArtFest Fort Myers submission deadline is September 12 (09-08-17)

Best Aerial of AllArtFest Fort Myers is currently accepting applications from professional artists for participation in its 2018 juried show. Featuring the work of 200 artists, ArtFest Fort Myers attracted 90,000 art lovers and collectors to the largest outdoor gallery in Southwest Florida on the first weekend in February in 2017. And attendance continues to grow.

“Creating an artwork-selling festival for artists is the focus of our year-round professional staff, with artfest copa di vino18 years of consistent management,” states ArtFest in its Call to Artists. “Targeting art buyers throughout Southwest Florida and beyond – from Marco Island to Sarasota and east to West Palm Beach – our promotional campaign includes all forms of media. We also understand the importance of providing great artist amenities over festival weekend to ensure that our artists are Crowd Shot 12stress free and ready to share their work with our dedicated attendees.”

How are festival artists chosen? 

Each October, ArtFest Fort Myers brings together a panel of professional artists who view submitted images and score each applying artist on a range of 1 – 7 points. The artists with the highest scores are then invited to participate in ArtFest. Crowd Shot 09“Our jury panel varies each year but always represents a broad base of expertise with regard to artistic mediums – theirs is the difficult task of evaluating who is the ‘best-of–the-best’ from the hundreds of artists who wish to join ArtFest Fort Myers!” ArtFest points out. “Our jury process is open to artists and patrons – please contact us for more information.”

ArtFest Fort Myers works year-round to produce a creative community celebration that also includes:

  • Crowd Shot 05 at BasinPublix Art Yard, an interactive arts/crafts area for children, including a “children only” shopping gallery and youth stage performances
  • Art Under 20, an exhibition and competition for Lee County high school students, offering cash awards (sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union)
  • Chalk Block, a weekend high school sidewalk chalk competition mentored by professional chalk artists (sponsored by Truly Nolen Pest Control)
  • Tents by Harborside 01 (2)VIP Experience for loyal art patrons who wait all year to make art purchases with us (sponsored by Ron Bucher, Raymond James

The deadline for submissions is September 12. ArtFest takes place in 2018 on February 2, 3 & 4. For Artist Application information, contact ArtFest Fort Myers at 239-768-3602, email info@ArtFestFortMyers.com or visit https://artfestfortmyers.com/artist-info/.

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Submission deadline for January’s Estero Fine Art Show is September 23 (09-08-17)

New Estero Show 02The Estero Fine Art Show is moving. Instead of taking place at the Miromar Design Center, this season’s two shows will be held at Gulf Coast Town Center. The 20th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art takes place November 18 & 19, 2017, with the 21st Bi-Annual show following on January 6 & &, 2018.

Limited to just 175 artists, the Estero Fine Art Show has been voted one of the top 100 outdoor art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine three consecutive years. One reason is because organizer Hot Works LLC takes great pains to ensure that all artwork exhibited at its show is original and personally handmade by its participating artists.

Estero October 2012 DThe show includes all categories of art, including painting, sculpture, clay, glass, fiber, wood, jewelry, photography and more. Submissions are juried by a panel of art professionals with more than 120 years of combined experience.  Submissions are evaluated on the basis of technique/execution, originality and booth presentation.

The deadline for the 20th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show has passed. The deadline for the 21st Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show is September 23.

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Naples National Art Festival deadline is October 30 (09-08-17)

Crowd Shot BestThe Naples Art Association is currently accepting applications for inclusion in its three outstanding outdoor art festivals, The Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair, Naples National Art Festival and The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.

Naples National is consistently voted among the Crowd Shot 01top 25 art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. As one of the oldest festivals in Collier County, Naples National is counted by the local community as among its premiere, must–see events, thanks to the high quality of art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere.

Aerial 02If you are interested in exhibiting in the 39th Annual Naples National Art Festival, here’s what you will need to know:

  • Dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 24-25, 2018
  • Festival Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Cambier Park & 8th Street South, downtown Naples
  • Accept 270 artists max
  • Application fee: $25
  • Crowd Shot GreatBooth fee: $475 for 10×10
  • Cancellation refund policy: Full refund: 1/12/18; 50% refund: 2/03/18
  • Set up specifics: Friday set up on 2/23,
  • Park and street setting
  • Application deadline: 10/30/17
  • Jury Process begins: 11/10/17
  • Status Notification: 11/27/17
  • Booth Fee Due: 12/15/17
  • Crowd Shot 04Artist Info Sent: 01/21/18
  • Wait List Acceptance: 12/10/17
  • Application available online at juriedartservices.com beginning June 1, 2017

 

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30th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts submission deadline is 12/08 (09-08-17) Crowd Shot 01 (4)

The Naples Art Association is currently accepting applications for inclusion in its three outstanding outdoor art festivals, The Downtown Naples New Year’s Weekend Art Fair, Naples National Art Festival and The Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts.

The 30th Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts is one of the last major art festivals of the winter season and a favorite festival for artists, art enthusiasts and collectors. If you would like to Tents 03exhibit in this show, here’s what you will need to know:

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25, 2018
  • Festival Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: 5th Avenue South, Downtown Naples
  • Premier Crowd Shot 01Accept 254 artists max
  • Application fee: $25
  • Booth fee: $450 for 10×10
  • Cancellation refund policy: Full refund: 02/03/17; 50% refund: 02/20/17
  • Set up specifics: 4 a.m., early morning set up only;
  • On street set up in quads: No electrical
  • Application deadline: 12/08/17
  • Jury Process begins: 12/08/17
  • Crowd Shot 11Status Notification: 12/29/17
  • Booth Fee Due: 1/19/18
  • Artist Info Sent: 02/23/18
  • Wait List Acceptance: 01/16/18
  • Application available online at juriedartservices.com beginning June 1, 2017

 

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Naples Art Ass’n. accepting submissions for next season’s Art in the Park (09-08-17)

Art in the Park LogoAre you ready for the 2017-2018 season of Art in the Park? The Naples Art Association (NAA) proudly connects artists with art shoppers in another terrific season of Art in the Park.

Since 1957, Art in the Park has showcased paintings in oil and acrylics, watercolors, mixed Art in the Park 01media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewelry and wood-working created by members in good standing of the Naples Art Association. For art lovers, it’s a casual, fun-filled venue for meeting local artists and becoming acquainted with their work. It is believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples. And the tradition continues for the 2017-2018 art fair and festival season.

Art in the Park 04Art in the Park is held between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month from November through April. Because of its long tradition, prestige and the interest and number of people who routinely turn out for the show, many NAA members seek admission to the show. Applicants go through a jury process.

“Art in the Park is a membership opportunity, providing artists a venue to sell and market their Art in the Park 05work while broadening their customer base,” notes the Naples Art Association in its call to artists for the 2017-2018 season. “It also provides a setting for artists to interact with other artists sharing ideas, industry changes and the camaraderie of creative people. It is an opportunity for both artists and the public to engage in enlightening conversations about art.”

Make and Take Art 01The one-day fair takes place on Park Street adjacent to The von Liebig Art Center in the northwest corner of Cambier Park. Located just a block and a half from historic Fifth Avenue South, Art in the Park is within walking distance of trendy European boutiques, sidewalk cafes and iconic art galleries such as Sheldon Fine Art, Call of Africa’s Native Visions Gallery and Shaw Gallery of Fine Art Demo Booth 01Art. The show is also just three minutes by car from fabled Gallery Row and the Third Street South Gallery District. The January show is also held in conjunction with the Downtown Naples New Year’s Art Fair, which will be held next season on Saturday and Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2018.

The submission deadlines are:

  • November 4 show – October 21
  • Art Demo Booth 03 (5)December 2 show – November 18
  • January 6, 2018 show – December 23
  • February 3, 2018 show – January 20, 2018
  • March 3, 2018 show – February 17, 2018
  • April 7, 2018 show – March 27, 2018

Submission forms can be found online at http://www.naplesart.org.

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