Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Zapp Show Updates

Many new shows have joined ZAPP™, and many show application deadlines are approaching. See what new shows you can apply to below.

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

Art Fair at Laumeier 2009 - Missouri
DEADLINE: 1/21/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 5/8/2009 - 5/10/2009
Now accepting Student Applications ONLY
The annual arts and crafts fair at Laumeier will be held on May 8, 9 and 10 in the beautiful outdoor setting of Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri. Laumeier is one of the few major contemporary sculpture parks in the world, where over 80 sculptures by internationally-acclaimed artists can be seen year-round. Each year the park comes alive during the Art Fair with 150 of the nation’s best exhibitors. The jury will select artists who are tops in their field. Please submit your application and join us for one of the best fairs in the Midwest.

Saratoga Rotary Art Show – 2009 52nd Annual – 1st Sunday In May, Saratoga, CA - Saratoga, California
DEADLINE: 1/22/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 5/3/2009 - 5/3/2009
We invite you to exhibit at our 52nd Annual Art Show, the Largest One-Day Juried Art Show in the Western United States. Held the First Sunday in May since 1959, the Saratoga Rotary Club has hosted one of the finest outdoor shows in the West. More than 20,000 Art Collectors come to see and buy works from the finest local and national artists. Saratoga and the surrounding Los Gatos/West Valley area are among the top 100 wealthiest zip codes in the country. The Saratoga Rotary Art Show presents original works of art of 200 artists in beautiful surroundings on the campus of West Valley College, Saratoga, California.

St. Armands Circle Art Festival - 6th Annual (Sarasota, FL.) 2009 - Sarasota, Florida
DEADLINE: 1/23/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 1/31/2009 - 2/1/2009
Ranked one of the Nation’s top shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
This festival is located in the Heart of St. Armands Key in the affluent St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Fl. The show is nestled among some of the finest restaurants and retailers. This is not one to be missed.

St. Pete Beach Corey Art & Craft Fair - 15th Annual (St. Pete Beach, FL.) 2009 - St. Pete Beach, Florida
DEADLINE: 1/23/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 1/31/2009 - 2/1/2009
This busy show consists of an art festival on Corey Avenue and a craft marketplace to the side of the art show.
The show runs along Corey Avenue where you will find many unique shops, restaurants and galleries. St Pete Beach is a beautiful community located on the Gulf of Mexico on the western edge of Tampa Bay.

Tulsa International Mayfest 2009 - Oklahoma
DEADLINE: 1/26/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 5/14/2009 - 5/17/2009
In 2007 and 2008 many artist saw record sales at Tulsa International Mayfest and we invite you to apply to be one of our exclusive artists! Surrounded by Tulsa’s historic downtown, which features world renowned art deco building, Mayfest attract over 300,000 visitors. Created to promote the arts and humanities, this four-day Tulsa tradition invites approximate 100 fine artists and 20 craftspeople to exhibit their work. We are now seeking applicants from artists and crafts people wishing to show at Mayfest 2009. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Spring Shows 2009 - Mid-Atlantic
DEADLINE: 1/23/2009
Jury Fee: $45.00
Event Dates: 1/30/2009 - 5/3/2009
Find the customers you need this spring at Sugarloaf’s established shows in markets proven to deliver sales year after year. Our upcoming show in the Mid-Atlantic area has limited openings in all categories except Jewelry!
* Chantilly, VA, Dulles Expo Center, 11th year, January 30, 31, February 1, 2009.
Check out Sugarloaf’s other 6 spring 2009 shows in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Northern Virginia too, and apply to as many as you’d like for only one application fee!

King William Fair 2009 - San Antonio, Texas
DEADLINE: 1/28/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/25/2009 - 4/25/2009
The King William Fair is a 40 year old neighborhood street fair attracting approximately 50,000 visitors to our beautiful downtown historical district. This family-friendly one-day event is part of the ten day "Fiesta" held each year in San Antonio, Texas and includes art, music, dance, historical re-enactments, parade and more. The 2009 Fair will be held on Saturday, April 25.
About 150 Art & Craft vendors are only one of the five equally important components of the Fair. Art & Craft, Entertainment, Food, a Parade, and the Kid’s Kingdom all combine to create a truly unique event. The Fair is not strictly an Art & Craft festival. Proceeds from the King William Fair support the libraries and provide art instruction programs in neighborhood schools, offer scholarships for inner city students, and create revitalization and preservation efforts in the King William Historic District.

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts - 8th Annual (Hobe Sound, FL.) 2009 - Hobe Sound , Florida
DEADLINE: 1/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 2/7/2009 - 2/8/2009
Hobe Sound is located in affluent Martin County just north of Palm Beach County and south of Stuart and Jupiter Island; the wealthiest hamlet in the county.
The show has built quite a reputation among our artists, and is quickly becoming a “must do” show on our winter tour. Held along four blocks of A1A/Dixie Highway, this show attracts a discriminating buying crowd.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 2009 - State College, Pennsylvania
DEADLINE: 1/30/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/9/2009 - 7/12/2009
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was founded in 1966 by Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture and the State College Chamber of Commerce. Drawing over 125,000 people to State College each summer, the Festival includes, in addition to the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, a gallery exhibition, Children and Youth Day, educational opportunities, and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues.

Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair 2009 - Bellevue, Washington
DEADLINE: 1/30/2009
Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 7/24/2009 - 7/26/2009
The 63rd Annual Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair is July 24-26, 2009 in Bellevue, WA. This is the largest and most prestigious juried arts and crafts fair in the Pacific Northwest. The Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair is the largest fundraiser for Bellevue Arts Museum. In 2007, artist sales were estimated at $2 million and the audience increased to 350,000 in 2008. For additional information logon to

Renaissance Fine Arts Festival - Mississippi
DEADLINE: 1/31/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/30/2009 - 5/31/2009
Dale Rayburn, Mamie Joe and H.C. "Chris" Porter invite you to join them in Ridgeland, Mississippi for the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.
The objective of the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival is to provide an opportunity for artists from across the United States and patrons from across the Southeast to meet, interact and conduct business.
Ridgeland is a suburb immediately north of Jackson, Mississippi, the state capitol, and located in Madison County which is one of the wealthiest counties in the state. Ridgeland was recently named one of the "Top 100 Places to Live" by Money Magazine.
The Renaissance Fine Arts Festival is not a medieval faire. It is a contemporary arts festival that takes its name from our host, the beautifully elegant Renaissance at Colony Park ( Opened in 2008, Renaissance at Colony Park is a lifestyle center masterpiece for shopping, dining and entertainment inspired by the old-world beauty and grace of European and Mediterranean architecture.
The Renaissance Fine Arts Festival is presented by the Ridgeland Tourism Commission, a tax-exempt, state-chartered agency.
H.C. "Chris" Porter ( is our Artistic Director. Chris has exhibited at festivals across the U.S. for more than 15 years and is a long-standing member of NAIA.

NICFest - Nicolaysen Community Festival 2009 - Wyoming
DEADLINE: 1/31/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/26/2009-6/28-2009
NIC Fest is an outdoor community festival that incorporates many forms of art, including an art show and sale, live music, childrens art and activity areas, a car show, and exhibitions within the museum. This festival brings out the entire community and many visitors, with total attendance of 15,000 in 2008, its third year. Bigger every year, we are expecting 18,000 visitors and shoppers.

New Events

Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival 2009 - Illinois
OPEN DATE: 1/16/2009
DEADLINE: 3/6/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 6/13/2009-6/14/2009
A jewel in the western suburbs of Chicago! Located in the heart of historic downtown Hinsdale the Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival is a traditional favorite. Set amongst the shady trees of Burlington Park, the show hosts 150 artists. Adjacent to Hinsdale’s upscale shopping district and the Burlington Northern rail system this show is easily accessible for all.

Sedona Arts Festival 2009 - Arizona
OPEN DATE: 1/16/2009
DEADLINE: 4/16/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/10/2009 - 10/11/2009
Please join us this year for a fabulous Arts Festival. Participate in the show and stay a few days to enjoy the beauty of the Red Rocks!!!
Rated one the nation’s best by American Style Magazine, the Sedona Arts Festival showcases 150 fine artists and craftspersons in a beautiful outdoor setting surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. In addition to the spectacular artwork, the Festival offers continuous live entertainment featuring a range of music from southwestern ambient sounds, contemporary jazz and the blues; an interactive KidZone with Guest artists; a fabulous Raffle, and fine food. We hope that you will catch some of our “Red Rock Fever” and join us this year!!

Saint Louis Galleria Art Festival on Clayton Rd. (Saint Louis, MO) 2009 - Missouri
OPEN DATE: 1/16/2009
DEADLINE: 6/13/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 6/20/2009-6/21/2009
Howard Alan Events is excited to bring a first class art fair to the City of St. Louis. The show will be hosted at the Saint Louis Galleria, located at the intersection of Brentwood & Clayton. This high end retail area is located in the affluent area of St. Louis and boasts perfect demographics. The show is also only a 3 hour drive from our Kansas City event the following weekend.
We feel we have a great event in the making and hope to see you in St. Louis.
Venue: St. Louis Galleria on Clayton Rd.

Frisco Art Festival (Downtown Frisco, CO.) 3rd Annual - Colorado
OPEN DATE: 1/10/2009
DEADLINE: 3/16/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 8/8/2009-8/9/2009
Summit County will be the recipient of a very special juried art fair the second weekend in August. City of Frisco is closing down Main Street for this great event. Downtown Frisco is nestled between Breckenridge and Copper Mountain, close to Denver. Last years event was a huge success. Historic Main Street has upscale, quaint and eclectic shops, galleries and eateries that line the streets. Summit County, Colorado is located in the heart of the Rockies, just one hour from Denver to the east on I-70 and is home to Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain.
Combine the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the quaintness of Frisco, the art of 150 fine art exhibitors and the publicity this event will receive and you get a fabulous art fair!

ArtFest of Scottsdale 2008 - Scottsdale, Arizona
OPEN DATE: 1/18/2009
DEADLINE: 7/31/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 11/21/2009 - 11/22/2009
ArtFest™ of Scottsdale is a two day celebration featuring fine art, continuous live music, a variety of international food, and an interactive family area featuring hands-on art activities for children.
Over 200 select artists and craftspeople from across the nation will show and sell one-of-a-kind artwork. These works include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, fashion, furniture and jewelry. The festival is held in a spectacular setting of rolling green lawns, sparkling fountains, gorgeous flowers, stately trees, and meandering walkways.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza - In historic Old Town Scottsdale 7380 E. Second Street.

Inland Crafts 2009 - Spokane, Washington
OPEN DATE: 1/20/2009
DEADLINE: 4/3/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/6/2009 - 11/8/2009
Inland Crafts is Spokane Washington's most treasured juried craft exhibition. Currently in its 27th year, it is organized by a board of directors who are also participating artists. The Inland Crafts sale & exhibition provides a wonderful array of pottery, glass, basketry, jewelry, fiber arts, furniture, wood works, metal design, mixed media and photography. In 2007 the Spokane Arts Commission honored Inland Crafts as the Best Arts Organization in the city. Sales for the 2008 show were approximately $133,000, with average booth sales of $2,145.00. Purchases made per patron averaged $48.49 each. There is a $7 admission charge that is good for the weekend. More information is available at

Westhampton Beach Festival of the ARTS 2009 - Westhampton, New York
OPEN DATE: 1/21/2009
DEADLINE: 6/1/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 8/22/2009 - 8/24/2009
Saint Mark’s Church is sponsoring their first Westhampton Festival of the Arts on the Great Meadow, Main Street, Westhampton, New York. While not a new location for art events on Long Island, this is a new addition to Paragon’s event management. We intend to approach this as a “new” event with our characteristic thoroughness and aggressiveness in advertising and promotion so the event will be restored to a ranking within the top “100 Best Fine Art Shows”.
The Village of Westhampton Beach is located on the scenic south shore of Long Island, in the eastern end of Suffolk County. It is located approximately 78 miles from midtown Manhattan so readily accessible to New Yorkers. Westhampton Beach is considered by many to be the “First Hampton”. Since its origins, Westhampton Beach has been one of the fastest growing communities on eastern Long Island, yet has still managed to maintain its laidback reputation. Trendy shops can be found on Main Street and celebrities routinely observed walking about town. Westhampton is easily accessible without infamous “Hampton” traffic jams. Lodging rates are expected to be considerably more reasonable than in the East Hampton area. These are the demographics most sought after by Artists. Coupled with our EXTRAORDINARY MEDIA EXPOSURE, this show is bound to be one of the Northeast greats.

39th Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival - Syracuse, New York
OPEN DATE: 1/21/2009
DEADLINE: 3/27/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 7/24/2009 - 7/26/2009
The largest and most prestigious show of its kind in the area.
This spectacular 3-day showcase by 165 of the country's most talented artists, craftspeople, and entertainers is centered on historic Columbus Circle in downtown Syracuse. More than 60,000 visitors will shop and browse among the art and craft exhibits and enjoy a wide variety of music, multi-cultural performances, summer refreshments, and participatory activities.

Midwest Salute to the Arts 2009 - Illinois
OPEN DATE: 1/21/2009
DEADLINE: 5/1/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 8/21/2009 - 8/23/2009
Come and be one of the select 100 artists exhibiting in Everett Moody Park at Longacre in Fairview Heights, Illinois, for the 22nd Annual Midwest Salute to Arts, a festival of fine art, August 21-23.
The nationally-recognized art fair features cash awards over $18,000.

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