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The following listings are from the ZAPPlication.org website. To learn more about any of the shows, please contact ZAPPlication.org or visit the linked websites, and GOOD LUCK!


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Suncoast Arts Fest 2013 TAMPA BAY AREA - FLORIDA - Wesley Chapel, Florida
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 1/19/2013 - 1/20/2013

In 2012, the Suncoast Arts Fest was visited by over 100,000 visitors. Guests strolled the unique, upscale streets of the Shops at Wiregrass, Wesley Chapel Florida and enjoyed the high quality fine arts and fine crafts of 120+ artists at this juried event.

This year will be the 8th and best year of the Suncoast Arts Fest. The venue is strategically located off I-75 and is convenient to all of Tampa Bay as well as to communities north of the area.

The show is held at the peak of the tourist season in Tampa Bay and traveling artists are encouraged to combine this show with other Florida shows or a vacation in warm, sunny Florida.

Sat. Jan. 19th, 2013 10am-6pm
Sun. Jan. 20th, 2013 11am-5pm
Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, Fl. 33543

The Suncoast Arts Fest benefits "Arts for Kids! in Pasco County" and supports all the arts for all children.

Artists are invited to participate in the SAF Run4Arts1 Mile "Suncoast Run for the Arts" on Sun., Jan. 20th!

This event is brought to you by the Pasco County Tourist Development Council.

Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire - 9th Annual March 2013 - Fountain Hills, Arizona
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 3/15/2013 - 3/17/2013

The 9th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire is produced by Thunderbird Artists, in conjunction with Sunset Kiwanis and the town of Fountain Hills.

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

Boca Raton Museum of Art 27th Outdoor Juried Art Festival 2013 - Boca Raton, Florida
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 2/9/2013 - 2/10/2013

The Boca Raton Museum of Art located in Boca Raton's Mizner Park is celebrating its 27th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival. The Art Festival has consistently been named one of the “Top 100 Art Festivals in the Country,” thanks to our guests and artists. Each year, 250 nationally and internationally-acclaimed artists have gathered in Mizner Park to showcase their fine artworks. The goal of this juried show is to select and present the highest caliber of art represented by many different mediums to our knowledgeable and discriminating audience.

Las Cruces Arts Fair 2013 - Las Cruces, New Mexico
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 3/15/2013 - 3/17/2013

Las Cruces Arts Fair 2013
Presented by the Doña Arts Council in the Las Cruces Convention Center
Show Dates: March 16-17, 2013, with Preview Party opening on the evening of March 15.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2012 Midnight MST
Phone: 575-523-6403

In its 3rd year, the Las Cruces Arts Fair is the newest juried fine art and crafts event in the Southwest. The 2013 Arts Fair will again be held in the Las Cruces Convention Center, a venue that maximizes space for artists and artisans to show their work to an enthusiastic public that is anticipating reconnecting with Arts Fair participants. Artists who participated in the 2011 and 2012 shows got to meet fine art aficionados from New Mexico, Texas, and the Borderland. Both shows were a huge success for participating vendors and the public.

The 2013 Las Cruces Arts Fair will open at 6 pm on Friday evening March 15, with a preview party. Artists and artisans will have the opportunity to meet collectors and supporters in an intimate evening atmosphere. The show opens again at 10 am on Saturday, March 16, and closes at 5 pm on Sunday, March 17.

The Doña Ana Arts Council, the organizer of the Arts Fair, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization that has supported and enhanced the arts and cultural life of Southern New Mexico for more than 40 years. The Arts Council’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, and Southern New Mexico by ensuring that the performing, visual, and literary arts are an integral part of education, economic growth, and community development. The Doña Ana Arts Council organizes the Renaissance ArtsFaire (RenFaire), an annual outdoor festival and juried arts and crafts fair, and numerous other programs for the community. The Arts Council also manages and operates the historic Rio Grande Theatre, the oldest adobe theater in the Southwest. Proceeds from the Las Cruces Arts Fair will be used to support the Doña Ana Arts Council’s many community programs.

The 2013 Las Cruces Arts Fair will include a silent auction for the benefit of the Doña Ana Arts Council’s programs and activities. Besides being a fundraiser, the silent auction is intended to provide a welcoming introduction to the variety of art that will be found at the Arts Fair. Visitors will have a chance to preview artists work in the silent auction before going into the main exhibition space.

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2013 - Gulf Breeze, Florida
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

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 19th 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 150 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.

Art Under the Elms 2013 - Lewiston, Idaho
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 4/26/2013 - 4/28/2013

About Art Under the Elms:
Art Under the Elms is dedicated to offering a variety of creative, artistic and cultural experiences while providing an enjoyable and prosperous festival for all.

Art Under the Elms (AUE) began in 1984 as a celebration of the arts in North Central Idaho and has become one of the largest outdoor festivals in the state. AUE is not only the major fundraiser for Continuing Education & Community Events, a not-for-profit department of Community Programs at Lewis-Clark State College; it is also the signature event of the annual, month-long Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley. (See event listings on-line at www.lcsc.edu/dogwood.)

Proceeds help fund additional CECE’s programs including Kid’s College, Silverthorne Performing Arts Series, Road Scholar, Non-Credit Lifelong Learning & Personal Enrichment Classes and the Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Held on the picturesque campus of Lewis-Clark State College, located in the Banana Belt of North Central Idaho, patrons of Art Under the Elms enjoy an average temperature of 65.8 degrees. We do, however, recommend that you come prepared for Mother Nature’s unpredictable spring weather.

This 3-day artisan fair features the regions finest artists, showcasing their exquisitely created hand-crafted art items to an audience of more than 10,000. Combined with an international food court, family fun, and regional entertainment on two stages, surrounded by a bustling spring valley blanketed with delicate dogwood blossoms, Art Under the Elms is the place to be the last full weekend in April.

Come Join Us!

AUE 2013 Dates/Hours:
Friday, April 26 (12pm - 6pm)
Saturday, April 27 (10am - 6pm)
Sunday, April 28 (10am - 4pm)

Best of the Northwest Spring Art and Fine Craft Show 2013 - Seattle, Washington
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 3/23/2013 - 3/24/2013

Artists, craftspeople and designers please join us for this perennial favorite annual spring Best of the Northwest art & fine craft show. Best of the Northwest spring show will be held in an upscale venue on the Seattle waterfront and will feature 150 top quality artists, wonderful live music, wine and food. Since the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 was created to serve the cruising community, the facility is gorgeous and has spectacular views of the sound. The cultural event is under one roof with all booths and activities accessible to all patrons. This venue has been home to our large fall shows for three years and, for the spring show, we will scale the facility back using just the foyer and the top floor to create a more intimate event.

Pan African Film & Arts Festival - Los Angeles, California
DEADLINE: 11/30/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 2/7/2013 - 2/18/2013

Over 100 established and emerging fine artists and quality craftspeople from the US and the world over whose artistic aesthetic is rooted in Africa and its Diaspora present their creative works using oil on canvas, watercolor and pastels, acrylic paper, glass, ceramics, metal, cloth, plastic, wax, wire, leather, stone and more. Artists will present fine art and photography, one-of-a-kind craft art, designer and traditional fashions, jewelry, home decor, fashion accessories. There will be something for every taste and every budget.

Leesburg Art Festival 2013 - Leesburg, Florida
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.

Mainsail Arts Festival 2013 - Saint. Petersburg, Florida
DEADLINE: 12/1/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

Mainsail Arts Festival, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, celebrates its 38th year on Saint Petersburg's magnificent and scenic Vinoy Park waterfront. The festival's location is surrounded by upscale residences, unique galleries, charming shops, sidewalk cafes and a nearby entertainment complex. Savvy art collectors look forward to seeing more than 250 artists from around the country exhibiting the best in fine arts and fine crafts. Considered one of the top juried art shows in the country, Mainsail awards a total of $50,000 in prize money, including an award of $10,000 for Best of Show.

Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair 2013 - Kerrville, Texas
DEADLINE: 12/1/2012

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 5/24/2013 - 5/26/2013

Please note: the TX Arts & Crafts Fair is open ONLY to Texas-based artists.

The Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair will be 42 years old in 2013. Located on a 7.5 acre park, the Fair is an OUTDOOR event spread throughout the grounds with booths underneath large tents, as well as a variety of open air spaces.

Under new management, the Fair is going back to its roots with a strong focus on arts and fine crafts with top quality exhibitors, as well as a heavy dose of art education in the form of demonstrations and art-based activities for attendees.

TACEF is looking for fresh artists to join the 2013 line-up!

Art on the Square 2013 | Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Virginia
DEADLINE: 12/1/2012

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/28/2013 - 4/28/2013

ART ON THE SQUARE is a juried show that is dedicated to providing original, high quality, handcrafted and diverse mediums of art. ART ON THE SQUARE will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 10am to 5pm. It is located in beautiful Colonial Williamsburg on Duke of Gloucester and North Boundary Street in Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia. Featuring approximately 170 artists, it is free and open to the public. Proceeds from artist booth fees are donated to visual and performing arts organizations throughout the greater Williamsburg area including Williamsburg, James City and York counties. ART ON THE SQUARE is one of the Junior Woman's Club principal fundraisers to support community art initiatives. We are proud to announce that 2013 will represent the 50th Anniversary of this event!

Cherry Creek Arts Festival 2013 - Denver, Colorado
DEADLINE: 12/1/2012

Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 7/5/2013 - 7/7/2013

Experience and sell art at the 23rd annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival: July 5, 6, 7, 2013!

This is an opportunity to find out first-hand the accolades as touted by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential (estimated $2.5 million in sales for 2012), consistently high national rankings, famous on-site artist amenities and hospitality and a new jury panel every year that helps successful jury entry for persistent applicants.
Higher than average sales are attributed to the event's location in the heart of Denver's beautiful and affluent district of Cherry Creek North, an educated art-buying audience of 350,000 annually, and a $900,000+ multi-media marketing campaign. The visual artists' success is both the core value and measurement of success for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Also known as Colorado's signature cultural event since 1991 and America's Most Honored Arts Festival, the festival garners recognition and respect at the local, state, regional, national and world-level with marketing and sponsorship arenas, as well as both the festival and visual artist industries.

Charlotte Fine Art Show - May 10-12, 2013 - 5th Annual Presented by HotWorks.org - Charlotte, North Carolina
DEADLINE: 12/3/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/10/2013 - 5/12/2013

HotWorks.org Presents
5th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show™
May 10-12, 2013 – 3 days
Charlotte Convention Center

The 5th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show™ takes place indoors at the Charlotte Convention Center, located in Uptown (downtown) Charlotte,

In the past five years, Hot Works has created grass roots relationships within the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. The event is highly advertised and promoted on print, radio, television, social media, posters and post cards. The Convention Center is surrounded by many cultural things to do including the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture, the Levine Museum, Discover Place and the Nascar Museum. There is plenty of parking in the area.

The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., is the 501c3 non-profit organization that is part of the event and helps find ways to enrich lives and strengthen the community through the Power of Arts. Many positives link the Charlotte Convention Center to a successful Fine Art & Craft Show.

“I was pleased to see those patrons who attended the American Craft Council Show welcome back a quality event like Patty's Charlotte Fine Art Show.”
Edward Barnes, Wood, Woolwine, VA

“Hot Works has done a superb job in promoting this show in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. The word is out, attendance is up and there is the potential to make great sales at this event!”
Lori Warren, Jewelry, Stanley, NC

“I want to do your Charlotte Fine Art Show™ because you are an experienced, concerned and energetic organizer who works hard to put together a good show for the artists. I want to do Charlotte because it is a promising market where, in spite of the overall poor economy, I was found by some sophisticated knowledgeable buyers. Let's also consider the added comfort of an indoor show; and one that is still affordable is to be cherished and supported!
Kathleen Weir-West, Fiber, Hendersonville, NC

“I’ve done several Hot Works shows – each one has improved upon the other – and they get substantially better than the others even “under difficult times”. She brings the people out and they buy. I love the way Patty runs her shows; she is getting a great reputation as a hard working promoter that cares about the artists.”
Jonathon G. Stopper, Jewelry, Sarasota, FL

___ 10’x10’ space $725
___ 10’x15’ space $1,025
___ 10’x20’ space $1,325
___ Corner add $100

Includes 8' backdrop and 8' sidewall drapes

Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee 2013 - Pendleton, South Carolina
DEADLINE: 12/3/2012

Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 4/6/2013 - 4/7/2013

The 36th Annual Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee is an award winning juried fine arts and crafts festival located in the foothills of the South Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. The festival provides an opportunity for professional artists and crafters to exhibit in a family-oriented environment. Come celebrate Spring in Upstate South Carolina!

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Fall Shows 2012 - Various Nationwide Locations, Maryland
DEADLINE: 12/4/2012

Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 10/5/2012 - 12/9/2012

For more than 35 years Sugarloaf has provided a low overhead market for artists and crafts people to sell their work. Sugarloaf's Fall 2012 season includes six great shows in some of the nation's best markets: Chantilly, VA, Gaithersburg, MD, Oaks/Philadelphia, PA, Timonium, MD, and Somerset, NJ.

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - Spring Shows 2013 - Various Nationwide Locations, Maryland
DEADLINE: 12/4/2012

Jury Fee: $20.00
Event Dates: 1/25/2013 - 4/28/2013

For more than 30 years Sugarloaf has provided a low overhead market for artists and crafts people to sell their work. Sugarloaf's Spring 2013 season includes five great shows in some of the nation's best markets: Chantilly, VA, Gaithersburg, MD, Oaks/Philadelphia, PA, Timonium, MD and Somerset, NJ.

American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - 37th Annual 2013 - New York, New York
DEADLINE: 12/4/2012

Jury Fee: $24.00
Event Dates: 6/8/2013 - 6/16/2013

The 37th Annual American Crafts Festival takes place at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, one of the most prestigious arts centers in the world. That association has always connoted the highest level of craftsmanship which attracts, year after year, a very large, astute, and enthusiastic audience capable of supporting beautiful work at all price points.

The show takes place on two consecutive weekends, June 8,9 and June 15, 16, 2013. You can apply to either or both weekends.

The annual American Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center traditionally host over 100,000 visitors each and are consistently the best crafts festivals in the New York City and tri-state metropolitan area. In addition to robust sales, often-exceeding $15,000 per weekend per capita, significant wholesale purchases have also been made at this event. Record sales due to visitors from the entire Megalopolis have made this the event of choice in the New York Area. New Yorkers, suburbanites, tourists and theater constituents all contribute to these banner sales. In addition, presents for weddings, graduation and Father's Day are timely contributions.

Sarasota Fine Art Festival | January 2013 - Sarasota , Florida
DEADLINE: 12/6/2012

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 1/19/2013 - 1/20/2013

January 19-20, 2013 • Gulf Stream Avenue Sarasota, Florida

Be a part of one of the most extensively marketed and prestigious fine art festivals in Sarasota.The unrivaled collection of artists teamed with our creative media coverage presents a unique opportunity with extraordinary exposure.

The Sarasota Fine Art Festival will be held on Gulfstream Avenue, a location parallel to and visible from Route 41. This is the same road that leads to and from affluent Long Boat Key, Bird Key, Lido Shores and St Armands Circle. The event will be a boutique size show limited to 95 - 100 artists.

New Events

Paw Prints | 2013 - Dallas, Texas
OPEN DATE: 11/26/2012
DEADLINE: 2/15/2013

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 5/11/2013 - 5/12/2013

You are invited to apply to become one of only 200 fine art/fine craft artists who will be selected to participate in the inaugural Paw Prints Art Show at the Dallas Zoo. This juried event will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, 2013.

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show - 11th Annual Presented by HotWorks.org (Patty Narozny) - West Bloomfield - West Bloomfield, MI, Michigan
OPEN DATE: 11/28/2012
DEADLINE: 3/5/2013

Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/26/2013 - 7/28/2013

The Community
Hot Works produces events with communities that welcome our show and appreciate the quality of art that is brought to their community.

West Bloomfield, MI is located 20 minutes northwest of Detroit, in an upscale neighborhood with rolling hills that provide a tranquil setting for beautiful and lavish homes. The 11th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show® takes place in the heart of West Bloomfield, located in an area with high visibility from Orchard Lake Road, south of Maple Road. There is plenty of free parking for patrons and weekend access for local businesses. The West Bloomfield Library was one of only five libraries in the U.S to receive the 2010 National Medal, the nation's highest award for libraries and museums. West Bloomfield has been voted one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. West Bloomfield’s Community Development received recognition for service, professional development, and dedication to creating a safe and sustainable community from International Code Council (that’s important for the safety of our community event!). For the last six years in a row, the Orchard Lake Fine A! rt Show® has been voted one of Sunshine Artist’s top 100 art shows in the country, and has won many awards from Michigan Festivals & Events.

Upon acceptance into the show, the booth rent is:
11’x11’ $375
11’x16’ $525
11’x22’ $650
Corner add $75, if needed
Electric add $75, if needed
White commercial high peak 10x10 tent w/sidewalls, add $200, if needed

Deadline to apply is March 5, 2012; Notifications sent by April 5, 2012

Other Hot Works events include:
January 5 & 6, 2013 Estero Fine Art Show™ (FL) - outdoor

January 19 & 20, 2013 - 4th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL) - outdoor

May 10-12, 2013 - 5th Annual Charlotte Fine Art Show™ (NC) 012 – indoor

Fall 2013 - 12th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (FL) - outdoor

NICFest - Nicolaysen Community Festival 2013 - Casper, Wyoming
OPEN DATE: 11/28/2012
DEADLINE: 2/22/2013

Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/28/2013 - 6/30/2013

Attention visual artists! We invite you to discover NIC Fest located in beautiful Casper, Wyoming. This 2 ½ day, outdoor summer art festival draws more than 18,000 people to downtown Casper to buy, view, experience and celebrate art!

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