Application Deadline is APRIL 13, 2012
More than a decade ago the Arts on the River Festival was conceived as a way to promote and support visual and performing arts in a family friendly atmosphere. The newly branded Arts Alive on the River Festival presented by EQT is expanding the festivals original concept and creating a venue that showcases the wealth of talent from the region along with greater opportunities for economic growth. The Arts Alive on the River Festival will feature juried artists in a variety of media, free entertainment by outstanding performing artists and arts-oriented educational programs for various age groups, along with food, WV craft beer and WV wine. The festival is located at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Park on the banks of the Monongahela River and along the Caperton Trail. It is advertised throughout the region.
AOTR is open to all artists 18 years and older in all media except video. Provided images must be of original work produced within the last three years. Artists must be present for the duration of the festival.
Fees / Deadline
Only complete applications postmarked on or before April 13, 2012 will be considered.
Application Fee: $10.00 payable to Arts Alive on the River
Fee and application: (postmarked) April 13, 2012
Acceptance notification mailed: April 20, 2012
Booth space 10’ x 10’ - Fee: $75.00, if postmarked by May 11, 2012, $125 thereafter. Booth specifics provided at time of acceptance notification.
The following are accepted categories of artwork:
- Ceramic - original clay and porcelain work
- Wearable Fiber - any wearable work crafted from fiber
- Non-wearable Fiber - non-wearable work crafted from fiber, including fabric and paper
- Glass - works made of glass that have been crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting, or kiln forming
- Precious Jewelry - jewelry crafted from precious materials (gold, silver, gemstones, etc.)
- Non-precious Jewelry - jewelry crafted from non-precious materials (wood, clay, glass, etc.)
- Leather - work crafted from leather
- Mixed Media - two and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material
- Painting - two-dimensional works in paint, including acrylic, oil, watercolor
- Photography - photographic prints created from the artists original negative
- Printmaking/Graphics - original works created using traditional printmaking methods, including lithograph, block serigraph, as well as computer generated art
- Wood - original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
- Sculpture in any medium - Sculpture must be no heavier than 150 pounds.
- Musical Instruments
Guidelines for Submission
5-10 digital images on CD are preferred but slides accepted (see below). CD’s must be labeled on the CD & and case. CD’s will not be returned.
Images of work by collaborating artists will be juried together as a group, but each artist participating must be represented within the group of CD images or slides; therefore, more than 5 images must be submitted for group entries.
CD images may be used for documentation and promotion, including the internet.
Slides must be 35mm, 2” x 2” paper or plastic mounts, in a plastic slide sleeve.
Print your name on the top front of each slide, the medium at the bottom, and indicate which way is up with an arrow.
Number each slide to correspond with the description on the entry form.
A maximum of 5 slides may be submitted, one per artwork
Slides of accepted work will be retained until the festival and may be used for documentation and promotion, including the internet.
Items that will NOT be considered include: those made from kits, models, commercial molds: those that are mass produced, machine made, commercial items that are embellished by the applicant for resale and manufactured baskets. Photo mechanical or other reproductions of your artwork may not exceed 25% of the work offered for sale, and must be clearly labeled as a reproduction. Your booth must consist of at least 75% originals at all times.
Consideration of artwork accepted will be made by the AOTR Visual Arts Committee. Submission of both craft and art will be judged on the basis of design, technical skill, originality, diversity, and imagination.
Location / Hours / Dates
Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park, Morgantown, WV.
Artists will show outdoors in tents. Artists must supply own tents. The Festival will take place rain or shine. Artists agree to be present despite weather conditions. Each Vendor is responsible for preparing their displays to withstand weather fluctuations including rain and wind.
Artist must abide by Artist Market Coordinator’s decision regarding booth location.
Friday June 8, 2012 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FESTIVAL VENDING HOURS
Fri., June 8 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Music continues to 11:00 PM)
Sat., June 9 - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Music continues to 10:00 PM)
Sun., June 10 - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Music continues to 7:00 PM)