March 15 – Last day to submit artist applications.
May 3 – Artists will be notified by e-mail whether they have been accepted as exhibitors, declined, or accepted as alternates.
May 24 – Deadline for artists to accept invitation, return signed contract and remit booth payment fee.
Approximately 65 to 100 artists will be chosen to exhibit at the 2010 event through the competitive jury process.
Projected images are reviewed by the panel in a blind jury process with multiple rounds. The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors. The jury is comprised of one working artist and two other art professionals. The jury will view each artist’s set of five images projected simultaneously in a horizontal grouping. The process, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements will be made available to the jury. Artistic excellence and a well balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors, the Arts Festival does not have any quotas. The top 65-100 receive invitations; the balance of artists in the final round are retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury panel are final.