Thursday, May 27, 2010

18th Annual Arts on Foot


The Art Market at The Washington Examiner's ARTS ON FOOT will operate from Wednesday September 8th through Saturday September 11th, the festival day. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Art Market will be set up on the wide F Street sidewalk between 7th and 9th streets, adjacent to the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.  On Saturday, the Art Market will expand to incorporate approximately 30-50 more artists on F Street. When applying, artists must choose to participate for Saturday only or for all four days.  Artists may be accepted for all four days or for Saturday only.


DATES:
Wednesday, September 8th through Saturday, September 11st

EVENT HOURS:
Advertised hours for the market will be 11am –7 pm Wed, Thurs and Fri. Sept 8-10. 11am - 5 pm Saturday, Sept 11.

Applicant Criteria 
The Art Market highlights the work of local, regional and national artists.  All work must be original and completely artist-produced; imports and re-sales are not permitted.  Artists are selected by an independent professional jury comprised of a panel of accredited fine art and fine craft professionals unaffiliated with the festival organization. The jury will review digital images on the following criteria:
·  Uniqueness
·  Craftsmanship
·  Professionalism
·  Market Appeal
·  Display 
The Jury will form a waitlist.  Waitlisted artists will only be notified if space becomes available.  All booths will be assigned in advance. All artists participating for four days will have the same booth assignment.
 
Application Requirements
·     Completed application form, available at www.diversemarkets.net
·     4 images representative of the artist’s work, including one booth photo
·     Artist statement /description of work
Fees 
A $30 non-refundable fee upon application (online via PayPal, or by check).  Upon notification of acceptance, the space fee will be due.  $175 – Saturday participants,  $475 – Four-day participant.  Arts on Foot will issue a $50 fee for returned checks.  Checks payable to:  Diverse Markets Management.
Timeline
·     Application Deadline                      Friday, July 9, midnight
·     Notifications Emailed                     Monday, July 26         
·     Acceptance and Payment Deadline       Friday, August 6
·     Artist Guidelines                            Monday, August 23
·     Art Market                           Wednesday, September 8 thru Friday, September 10
·     Art Market & Arts on Foot              Saturday, September 11         

More Info
Complete information and online application are available at www.diversemarkets.net. Contact info@diversemarkets.net 202.543.3370 for more information.

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