Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zapp Show Information (around the US)

Here are some updated show times and dates for you that like the fine arts fairs...

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!

Artisphere 2010 - Greenville, South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/22/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/7/2010 - 5/9/2010
Artisphere's goal is to make exhibiting in an outdoor setting as enjoyable an experience as possible. Artisphere is a 3 day, open-air event situated in the West End Historic District of Downtown Greenville, SC. The Festival includes a wide array of performing arts in local theaters and outdoor amphitheaters, visual art exhibits, a culinary arts cafe, a children's art activities area, and the centerpiece of the festival, the Open Air Artist Row. Exhibitor booths are located along Main Street overlooking Falls Park on the Reedy River in the heart of Downtown.

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2010 - 25th Annual - Fort Worth, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/8/2010 - 4/11/2010
We cordially invite you to apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, scheduled for April 8 - 11, 2010, the largest, nationally ranked arts festival in the country. With a high tradition of providing top-shelf services to artists, an increased artist award program of $10,000, an art purchase program of $10,000 and hundreds of thousands of affluent Metroplex buyers, MAIN ST. has forged new ground in terms of increased sales for artists. More corner booths (109 out of 200 spaces), more artist amenities (at-booth lunch delivery, stress-free load-in and available storage) and more “shelf-space” for artists to exhibit and showcase their work (enhanced program guide, award winning website with extensive artist presence and focused advertising strategies targeted at discriminating buyers), MAIN ST. is a prime candidate for your tour through Texas and Oklahoma. Note: Due to our successful sponsorship and underwriting programs, booth fees will not increase for 2009.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2010 - Atlanta, Georgia
DEADLINE: 10/23/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/16/2010 - 4/18/2010
Celebrating its 74th year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment . Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta's premiere spring festival that attracts an average of 200,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event.

Art in the Park Myrtle Beach - November 2009 - South Carolina
DEADLINE: 10/25/2009
Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 11/8/2009 - 11/9/2009
Art in the Park has been going on since 1973. As a judged show It has always been in a beautiful treed park two blocks from the ocean and in the center of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Special Note, all of our jewelry and photography categories are full for this show.

Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts 2009 - Florida
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/7/2009 - 11/8/2009
23rd Annual Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts - a Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Festival

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2010 13th Annual, presented by Art Colony Association - Houston, Texas
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/26/2010 - 3/28/2010
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art event. The Festival was ranked the #3 art festival in the country in AmericanStyle Magazine's "TOP 10 Festivals" in February 2009, "Best Art Gallery in Houston" in March of 2009 by readers of and "Best Festival in Houston" in the 2008 Houston Press "Best of Houston" magazine. Nestled in Houston’s most prestigious park, the Festival is conveniently located five miles from Downtown, two miles from the famous Galleria area and neighbors alongside the elegant residential communities of River Oaks, and Memorial. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is an art lover's delight.

New Waves: Juried Museum Exhibition at Contemporary Art Center of Virginia 2010 - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/5/2010 - 3/28/2010
New Waves 2010, CAC's annual, juried exhibition, features work in various media by Virginia artists. “New Waves” promotes emerging artists while providing an excellent opportunity to purchase art. This year's exhibition has a special emphasis on art that contains narrative elements or somehow tells a story.

ArtAwards 2010 Art & Fine Craft Show Va Beach - Virginia Beach, Virginia
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 1/30/2010 - 1/31/2010
ArtAwards 2010 is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show - conceived and produced by artists who were seeking several winter mid-Atlantic venues. The January event is at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center and will feature a heavy-duty promotional effort aimed at art buyers in the surrounding affluent areas (not the tourist audience, paid attendance). The show is recruiting professionals with many years of show experience for staff and will be run by artists who understand how such a show needs to be done. The show emphasizes awards won as a marketing technique to entice art buyers as well as high caliber artists (there is no minimum number of awards for acceptance). About 100 Exhibitors in many categories, 100% indoors at a state-of-the-art facility. Basic 10x10 booth is $295.

Salida Holiday Gift Market 2009 - Salida, Colorado
DEADLINE: 10/30/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/28/2009 - 11/28/2009
"The Holiday Art Spirit" is the theme of this exciting new show that follows the Salida Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree and parade to Tenderfoot Mountain. Festivities are in the air after the parade and we are planning a splendid launch to follow our successful first fine arts festival in August.
The event will be inside the new Salida SteamPlant Theater and Event Center located on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown historic Salida at the foot of Tenderfoot Mountain, in the Ballroom, the Annex and the Theater Lobby, all easily accessible. This small but very special show of juried fine artists and crafters will be the draw for Chaffee County and visiting Thanksgiving weekend guests. Generous holiday decorations will enhance the Artists' booths and the festive mood of gift seekers. The outdoor Plaza in front of the complex, which faces the river, will feature a warming tent for holiday musicians and hot delicious beverages and goodies.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Mid-Atlantic
DEADLINE: 10/31/2009
Jury Fee: $45.00
Find the customers you need next Spring at Sugarloaf’s six established shows in major metropolitan markets. All of these established shows continue to deliver sales year after year! Apply to as many Spring 2010 Sugarloaf shows as you’d like for only one jury fee!
* Chantilly, VA (Washington DC suburbs), 12th year, January 29, 30, 31, 2010
* Somerset, NJ (Central NJ area), 17th year, March 12, 13, 14, 2010
* Oaks, PA (Philadelphia area), 2nd year, March 19, 20, 21, 2010
* Hartford, CT (State Capital), 7th year, March 26, 27, 28, 2010
* Gaithersburg, MD (Washington DC suburbs), 35th year, April 9, 10, 11, 2010
* Timonium, MD (Baltimore, MD area), 32nd year, April 16, 17, 18, 2010
Booth space costs range from $295 for a 15’ x 8’ outdoor space in Gaithersburg to $595 for a 10’x10’ indoor space in Chantilly. Don’t miss your chance to become part of these established shows.

New Events

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival - 22nd Annual Spring Show - 2010 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
OPEN DATE: 9/23/2009
DEADLINE: 11/05/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/12/2009-3/14/2009
New Mexico’s premiere art event of the year, the 22nd Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival’s Spring Show, will be taking place March 12-14, 2010 at the Lujan Exhibit Complex, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Featuring 175 fine artists and craftsmen from across the country, live entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, food sampling, the Kids’ Creation Station™ and much more, this delightful show is a great way to celebrate spring in New Mexico. It was recognized by the New Mexico Department of Tourism as one of the state’s top 10 attractions, by Rand McNally as one of the ‘Best Fests’ and by Sunshine Artist Magazine as one of the top 100 art shows in the current ‘200 Best’ issue.

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff 2010 - St. Joseph, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 10/17/2009
DEADLINE: 1/14/2010
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/10/2010 - 7/11/2010
Apply to the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff where estimated crowds of 70,000 converge annually on this beautiful resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan. The art fair is in downtown Lake Bluff Park overlooking Lake Michigan. Our mission is “Bringing People and Art Together.” Our goals include:
Providing high quality art to the Midwest,
Providing a nurturing environment for the artists,
To be considered one of the best fine-art-fine craft fairs in the country and
To provide jurying by judges who are “experts in their fields.”
The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is the largest fund raiser for the Krasl Art Center's general education programs and exhibitions.
Once a “clothesline art fair” in the early 1960s, Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff has become a nationally recognized and critically acclaimed event by artists, experts and patrons. The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff continues to attract high-quality artists.

Utah Arts Festival 2010 - Salt Lake City, Utah
OPEN DATE: 10/20/2009
DEADLINE: 3/8/2010
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/24/2010 - 6/27/2010
The 34th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 24 – 27, 2010 at the new Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 140 visual artists from across the country are juried in to participate in our Artists Marketplace. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kick off the summer in Utah each June. More than 80,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, fine arts exhibition, a film program, children’s art and culinary arts.

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