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Leesburg Fine Art Festival 2012 - Paragon Art Events - Leesburg, Virginia
DEADLINE: 8/23/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 9/15/2012 - 9/16/2012

This is a new addition to the Paragon Art Events lineup for 2012 that represents over three years of negotiation. Leesburg is an historic town dating back over 250 years, located in Loudoun County at the base of Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River. A bedroom community for commuters to Washington, DC, Leesburg is located just 40 miles from the Nation's capital and 15 minutes from Washington-Dulles International Airport. Within a 30-mile radius are Frederick and Gaithersburg, MD and both Fairfax and Reston, VA.

Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival - February 2013 - Surprise, Arizona
DEADLINE: 8/23/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/1/2013 - 2/3/2013

The Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival is produced by Thunderbird Artists, in conjunction with the City of Surprise and Surprise Sundancers.

This event will receive an extensive advertising campaign, like all events produced by Thunderbird Artists.

Thunderbird Artists Mission is to promote fine art and fine crafts, paralleled with the ambiance of unique wines and fine music, while supporting the artists, merchants and surrounding community.

Downtown Venice Labor Day Weekend Craft Festival 4th Annual September 2012 - Venice, Florida
DEADLINE: 8/24/2012

Jury Fee: $15.00
Event Dates: 9/1/2012 - 9/2/2012

Send the summer off in style at this Labor Day Weekend tradition. The tremendous support of the Venice community is one reason why this craft festival is so successful. Located on Miami Ave in Downtown Venice.

Charlotte Fine Art Festival 2012 - Huntersville, North Carolina
DEADLINE: 8/24/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/27/2012 - 10/28/2012

The new location for the Charlotte Fine Art Festival is Birkdale Village in Huntersville, one of the richest and most exclusive markets in the Greater Charlotte area. Birkdale Village is a mixed use retail and residential venue with numerous restaurants, stores, cafes, apartments, townhouses, and private residences. The show will set up on the beautiful tree-lined Concourse through the middle of Birkdale Village. These are all ingredients to create a powerful venue for the 2012 Charlotte Fine Art Festival.

Fairfax Festival of the Arts 2012 - Fairfax, Virginia
DEADLINE: 8/25/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/6/2012 - 10/7/2012

Fairfax Corner in northern Virginia hosts its second Paragon event for 2012, the Fairfax Festival of the Arts>. Located just outside the Beltway, Fairfax Corner is readily accessible to all parts of the Washington D.C., Baltimore, and northern Virginia markets. Reston lies less than 10 mi. to the northwest and Alexandria 15 mi. to the east.

In May 2011 artists reported an average of $2960, a strong showing for a first year event, especially given the drizzly weather that persisted most of Sunday and many artists reported post-show sales. At the 2011 Fairfax Festival of the Arts average sales of $3068 were reported. In April of 2012 sales were down slightly due at least in part to the arrival of a rain front on Saturday afternoon, although sales were still a respectable average of $2528.

Maryland Festival of the Arts 2012 - Silver Spring, Maryland
DEADLINE: 8/30/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2012 - 10/14/2012

Once again we return to the same location as the Downtown Silver Spring Fine Art Festival held in May. The show will run through the center of Silver Spring on Ellsworth street where over 20,000 visitors come on a non-event weekend in May. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Silver Spring is a major business hub situated at the north apex of Washington, D.C. The community has recently undergone a spectacular renaissance adding major retail, residential, and office developments.

The average sales reported by artists in 2011 were $1768. Sales were disproportionate in that artists tended to report either very high values or low values, unlike the spring event where average sales were $2670 and more evenly distributed amongst artists.

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR NYC OCT. 19•20•21 - New York, New York
DEADLINE: 8/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/19/2012 - 10/21/2012

3RD CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR| JACOB JAVITS CENTER | OCT. 19•20•21
Two Shows One Admission... See American Craft Show NYC
October 19 • 20 • 21
Jacob Javits Center
11th Ave & 39th St.
New York, NY

A show exclusively for independent artists
 with artist friendly exhibition fees.

Unlike other art fairs where the artist has to be represented by a gallery or agent, this is exclusively for independent artists featuring original contemporary art. Contemporary Art Fair NYC offers direct contact with collectors, galleries, the media and members of the trade. Artists will be selected by an experienced and well established curator.

Categories:
Painting, Drawing, Photography, 2D Mixed Media, Sculpture, Digital Media, Encaustic

Berkshires Arts Festival Lenox | SEPT 28•29•30 - Lenox, Massachusetts
DEADLINE: 8/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 9/28/2012 - 9/30/2012

Our new fall event will take place outdoors and under a large tent on the 30 acre site of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. The show will be a fundraiser for Shakespeare & Co to benefit their programs and services. Expected attendance 6000.

Accepting Applications until show is filled.

AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW NYC OCT. 19•20•21 - New York, New York
DEADLINE: 8/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 10/19/2012 - 10/21/2012

3RD AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW| JACOB JAVITS CENTER | OCT. 19•20•21
Two Shows One Admission.. See Contemporary Art Fair NYC
$25,000 Cash & Purchase Awards
Presented by An American Craftsman Galleries NYC.
American Craft Show NYC is 
open to all American craft artists creating original work, including but not limited to ceramics, fiber, glass, furniture, wearable art and jewelry.
We have booth packages starting at $865 for a 10’ X 10’ booth including pipe and drape.

Sarasota Craft Show - Sarasota, Florida
DEADLINE: 8/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 11/30/2012 - 12/2/2012

The Sarasota Craft Show now in it’s 20th year (formerly an ACC event) will feature more than 100 exceptional artists, representing works in basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, wood, photography, sculpture and painting
We are pleased to accept all fine art categories: painting, sculpture, digital art, photography and 2d mixed media.

Punta Gorda Sullivan Street Craft Festival 15th Annual September 2012 - Punta Gorda, Florida
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $15.00
Event Dates: 9/8/2012 - 9/9/2012

Punta Gorda is often referred to as the heartbeat of Charlotte County...for good reason! Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, along the banks of the Peace River lies the charming city of Punta Gorda. This annual end of summer craft festival is the talk of the town!

Best of the Northwest Fall Art and Fine Craft Show 2012 - Seattle, Washington
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 11/16/2012 - 11/18/2012

Seattle's premier indoor art event located on the waterfront on Pier91, is a tradition with holiday shoppers. Strategic timing and an affluent downtown clientele situated in a beautiful setting makes this show a must for talented artists.

To complete the art experience we create a festive atmosphere with Great music, performance art, good food and a wine tasting featuring boutique regional wineries selected by a well-known sommelier.

Best of the Northwest is open to all artists nationwide.

NOTE: The Jewelry & Photography categories have been filled. Please do not apply of you are a jeweler or a photographer.

ACRE Orlando 2013 - Orlando, Florida
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $10.00
Event Dates: 1/19/2013 - 1/21/2013

ACRE™ features American and Canadian made products in a full range of price points for every buyer's budget. Product lines include stationery, tabletop, jewelry, furniture, decorative accessories, seasonal and garden, toys, clothing, fashion and fashion accessories, green products and more. Attendees include buyers from many different retail categories including craft galleries, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, furniture, boutiques, jewelry stores, antique shops, museums, hotels and garden centers.

ACRE™ offers artists an all-inclusive booth package, Emerging Artist program, and convenient payment options. All booths include a free year of Wholesalecrafts.com™ web service (a $468 value).

Space is limited and booth assignments will be made in the order applications are approved, so DON’T WAIT!

Thunderbird Emporium of Scottsdale - Nov 2012 - Scottsdale, Arizona
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 11/16/2012 - 11/18/2012

Thunderbird Artists is creating an event like none other! We are bringing the magic that is found in a traditional European Christmas Market to Scottsdale! We are teaming up with the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and Scottsdale Waterfront District to proudly announce the Thunderbird Emporium of Scottsdale.

Set on the banks of Scottsdale Waterfront, our Emporium will provide visitors with unique merchandise for sale that departs from the commercialism and returns to the quality, handmade fine arts and crafts of yore.

This is a juried event and we are looking for vendors of unique, handcrafted, quality products such as: Christmas wood-carvings, candles, glassware, hand knitted hats and scarves, Christmas baubles, baked apples, mulled wine, micro brewers, fine wines, fresh baked goods, chocolate, fudge, marzipan and European Christmas sweets & treats.

Arizona Fine Art EXPO - 9th Annual 2013 - North Scottsdale, Arizona
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 1/10/2013 - 3/24/2013

Thunderbird Artists proudly presents the 9th Annual Arizona Fine Art EXPO. This 10 week event, nestled in the most affluent, upscale area of Scottsdale & Carefree (located 5 miles south of Carefree and 5 miles north of Loop 101) is the perfect platform for artists to create and sell their work.

*At this time, we are accepting applications for 3-dimensional works only.

Patrons love watching artists work in studios, purchasing or commissioning artwork, eating at the café, wandering the artists’ marketplace and 2-acre sculpture garden, attending garden parties and other special events.

The Arizona Fine Art EXPO has two-thirds artists returning, therefore, the jury is an on-going process until the remaining studios fill. Limited space available. American Style Magazine readers voted Scottsdale as 5th place (mid-size city category) for “Best Art Destination” in the country.

Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival - November 3 - 4, 2012 - Burbank, California
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/3/2012 - 11/4/2012

Downtown Burbank streets are filled with talented artists at the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival. Exhibitions of art for sale by 150 acclaimed artists will be displayed outdoors on two city blocks along with numerous chalk artists, art demonstrations and free workshops, November 3 - 4, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.. It’s the perfect way to experience a European-style street festival with great shopping, outdoor dining and entertainment all combined in a festive downtown setting. The event is free and open to the public.

Southwest Arts Festival® 2013 - Indio, California
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $55.00
Event Dates: 1/25/2013 - 1/27/2013

You are invited to apply for the Southwest Arts Festival® presented by the Indio Chamber of Commerce in Indio California! Featuring over 250 acclaimed artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts, the festival is a major, internationally recognized cultural event and was attended by over 10,000 people in 2012.

As an invited artist you will enjoy one of the most exciting and hospitable festivals anywhere. Because we make a special effort to connect patrons with our artists, we require that all artists, regardless of weather, be present every day of the festival. Festival hours are 10 am to 5 pm each day.

We provide easy check-in and check-out procedures with safe and secure access to festival grounds for set-up and breakdown. We allow advance set-up for artists with special requirements (very large art requiring the use of cranes, forklifts, etc., or artists with special needs.). Artist parking is free. Disabled artist parking is also available.

Foxfire Park Fall Fine Arts Festival Downtown Nashville, Indiana "The Art Colony of the Midwest" - Nashville, Indiana
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/19/2012 - 10/28/2012

Nashville, Indiana is known as "The Art Colony of the Midwest" and attracts millions of visitors every year. The fall season in Nashville is really something to behold. The town is packed with people from all over the Midwest in search of the unique treasures they just have to have. The two weekends of the Fall Fine Arts Festival are the two busiest weekends of Nashville's year, and is bursting at the seams with thousands of visitors from all across the Midwest. Foxfire Park is located right downtown Nashville on the main Thoroughfare and is the highest trafficked and most visible location in Nashville.

ACRE Las Vegas 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada
DEADLINE: 8/31/2012

Jury Fee: $10.00
Event Dates: 4/27/2013 - 4/29/2013

ACRE™ features American and Canadian made products in a full range of price points for every buyer's budget. Product lines include stationery, tabletop, jewelry, furniture, decorative accessories, seasonal and garden, toys, clothing, fashion and fashion accessories, green products and more. Attendees include buyers from many different retail categories including craft galleries, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, furniture, boutiques, jewelry stores, antique shops, museums, hotels and garden centers.

ACRE™ offers artists an all-inclusive booth package, Emerging Artist program, and convenient payment options. All booths include a free year of Wholesalecrafts.com™ web service (a $468 value).

Space is limited and booth assignments will be made in the order applications are approved, so DON’T WAIT!

New Events

Fort Worth Festival of the Arts (Texas) - March 2013 - Fort Worth, Texas
OPEN DATE: 8/1/2012
DEADLINE: 1/15/2013

Event Dates: 3/23/2013 - 3/24/2013

Paragon Art Festivals is proud to offer three venues in Texas this spring. They are the Fort Worth Festival of the Arts on March 23-24, the Plano Fine Art Festival on April 6-7, and the San Antonio Fine Art Festival on April 13-14, 2012. You may apply to all three simultaneously or shows individually. If you apply to all three simultaneously, you pay one jury fee and if juried into any one of the shows, you are also juried into the other two. Either way, one, two or three shows, we look forward to having you with us in Texas in 2013!

The Fort Worth Fine Art Festival will be held at Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth, Texas. Anchored by Dillard's, Macy's and the nation's top-selling department store Nieman-Marcus, the mall is located only 7 miles west of the site of the Main St. Fort Worth. The mall draws from a community of over 740,000 with a median age of 33 years. The site affords an ideal location for developing a fine art festival, offering unprecedented demographics and a superb location.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is home to 20 Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Dean Foods and Southwest Airlines. Notable companies with national headquarters in Fort Worth include AMR, RadioShack, Pier 1 Imports and the Fortune 500 homebuilder D.R. Horton. Housing prices in the Fort Worth marketplace have increased more than 70% since 2000. Within an 8-mile radius are seven of the wealthiest areas of Texas with an mean household income of $125,900.

Plano Fine Art Festival (Greater Dallas area, Texas) - 2013 - Plano, Texas
OPEN DATE: 8/1/2012
DEADLINE: 1/15/2013

Event Dates: 4/6/2013 - 4/7/2013

Paragon Art Festivals is proud to offer three venues in Texas this spring. They are the Fort Worth Festival of the Arts on March 23-24, the Plano Fine Art Festival on April 6-7, and the San Antonio Fine Art Festival on April 13-14, 2012. You may apply to all three simultaneously or shows individually. If you apply to all three simultaneously, you pay one jury fee and if juried into any one of the shows, you are also juried into the other two. Either way, one, two or three shows, we look forward to having you with us in Texas in 2013!

The PLANO FINE ART FESTIVAL will be held at Oak Point Park in Plano, TX, a beautiful 800-acre preserve 12 miles from Richardson, TX (site of the Cottonwood Art Festival) and only 18 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, TX.

Plano was voted one of the top three suburbs of Dallas to "live well in" and is ranked not only the wealthiest city in the nation with a population over 250,000 but also the safest city to live in. Nearly half the zip codes in Plano rank in the wealthiest zip codes in Texas with an average household income of $105,800.

Plano also has one of the lowest cost-of-living indices in America. Oak Point Park annually hosts the Plano Balloon Festival and the City of Plano hosts the International Festival. Plano also is headquarters for many large national corporations including J. C. Penny, Dell, Siemens, Snapple, Frito-lay and Pizza Hut.

San Antonio Fine Art Festival (Texas) - April 2013 - San Antonio, Texas
OPEN DATE: 8/1/2012
DEADLINE: 1/15/2013

Event Dates: 4/13/2013 - 4/14/2013

Paragon Art Festivals is proud to offer three venues in Texas this spring. They are the Fort Worth Festival of the Arts on March 23-24, the Plano Fine Art Festival on April 6-7, and the San Antonio Fine Art Festival on April 13-14, 2012. You may apply to all three simultaneously or shows individually. If you apply to all three simultaneously, you pay one jury fee and if juried into any one of the shows, you are also juried into the other two. Either way, one, two or three shows, we look forward to having you with us in Texas in 2013!

The San Antonio Fine Art Festival will be held at the Village at Stone Oak, an upscale open-air shopping village located 15 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, TX on Hwy. 281.

San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and second largest in Texas with a population of over 1.3 million. Over 65% of the zipcodes surrounding the Village at Stone Oak are among the wealthiest in Texas with an average household income over $100,000. Residents of San Antonio enjoy a cost of that is 7% below the national average.

San Antonio also is home to and headquarters for several national corporations, including five Fortune 500 companies: Valero Energy, Tesoro, USAA Insurance, CC Media Holdings and NuStar Energy.

4 Bridges Arts Festival 2013 - Chattanooga, Tennessee
OPEN DATE: 8/15/2012
DEADLINE: 11/15/2012

Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 4/13/2013 - 4/14/2013

Ranking in the Art Fair Source Book’s TOP 100 Fine Art Fairs for 2010 & 2011, 4 Bridges Arts Festival is the place to be in April 2013! Celebrating its 13th year, this exciting event will feature fine art and fine craft from over 150 local, regional and national artists. Housed in Chattanooga’s beautiful open air First Tennessee Pavilion, this stand-out show draws buyers from across the region and is not to be missed.

Leesburg Art Festival 2013 - Leesburg, Florida
OPEN DATE: 8/17/2012
DEADLINE: 12/1/2012

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 3/2/2013 - 3/3/2013

In our 36th year, the Leesburg Art Festival is held on Main Street in Downtown Leesburg. Leesburg is located in the heart of Central Florida, equal distance from each coast.

Art Off Pike 2012 - Covington, Kentucky
OPEN DATE: 8/18/2012
DEADLINE: 9/15/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 9/30/2012 - 9/30/2012

Now in its eight year, the Art Off Pike Annual Street Arts Festival brings together a wide variety of artists whose works will be on display and for sale amongst an urban setting in the heart of historic Covington’s downtown. As people discover the artwork presented by the artist booths lining the streets, children are invited to take part in ‘Picasso’s Playground’, where Covington's arts and cultural organization offer hands-on art activities and performances for the entire family. Musicians will be playing throughout the day and food vendors will be selling food. The event is on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 11am - 5pm.

Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival 2013 - Jacksonville, Florida
OPEN DATE: 8/19/2012
DEADLINE: 1/19/2013

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

The Jacksonville Fine Arts Festival will be held at Boone Park, located in the heart of Avondale, one of America's Top 10 Neighborhoods, located in Jacksonville Florida.

Art in the Square 2013 | Southlake - Southlake, Texas
OPEN DATE: 8/20/2012
DEADLINE: 11/7/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/26/2013 - 4/28/2013

In 14 years, Art in the Square has grown in reputation to become one of the top small fine art shows in the country. Featuring 150 artists in a beautiful upscale setting, this 2 ½ day show draws attendance from both Dallas and Fort Worth. With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show has become a favorite of professional artists.

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2013 - Gulf Breeze, Florida
OPEN DATE: 8/20/2012
DEADLINE: 11/16/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 3/9/2013 - 3/10/2013

On March 9th and 10th, 2013 the City of Gulf Breeze & Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. will present the 18th Annual Fine Arts Festival “Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts”. The Festival is a juried fine arts and crafts festival that brings quality national, regional, and local artists to Gulf Breeze, Florida. It is a two-day family event, free to the public with over 140 artists. We're anticipating a fantastic turnout this year with our enhanced promotion and advertising plans/budget!! Gulf Breeze is beautiful in the spring and lies conveniently between the City of Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico's best beaches and a multitude of water activities.

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