Interested in Applying?
Here is what you should know to get started.
Art in the Wilds is a juried show. We are looking for quality fine art and fine craft, especially work that highlights the best of our region. We work to provide a balanced show with a variety of media (we don't accept food/drink artisans at this point). Artists with a wide range of price points are especially successful.
Our research has indicated that both artists and patrons appreciate a show with high quality work. Therefore, entries will be juried and the rules of the show will be strictly enforced.
About the Jury Process
All work will be evaluated using a ‘blind jury’ system. Jurors will not see artists’ names or other identifiers. Artists are asked to input their artist statement and process description without names or other specific identifying information.
All work will be juried using the following criteria at 10 points each for a total of 100 points:
The Application process includes the online application, submission of photos, Artist Statement & Process, and payment of jurying fee.
All artist applications will be submitted online for the 2018 show. If you need help, please contact your local art organization or email email@example.com.
Online Application is here: 2018 Artist Application — Google Docs Form
For jury selection, send seven high quality photos that tell your story as an artist and present your best case to the jurors. Send five photos of your most current artwork, one photo of yourself working in studio or workshop, and one of your booth. Since we are using a blind jury process we ask that you do not include your name or logo in any of the photos. If your name or signature is visible it will be blocked out in the photos before they are sent to the jury.
Use your images to tell your creative story. You may want to include in your five artwork photos one of a collection of similar pieces and one of a detail shot, close up so that jurors see your fine craftsmanship.
Format your photos as JPEGs, 4” x 6” with a resolution of between 72 and 150 px and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are selected for the show you may be asked to submit photos at a higher resolution (300+ dpi) for publicity purposes, if needed.
NOTE: Jurors must see new, fresh images from every applicant, including returning artists, representing your most current work.
Share your story! Why do you create? What inspires you? How is your artwork unique? These statements help jurors with their decisions. Do not include your name, business name, logo or other identifiers. 200 words or less
Describe your creative process. How do you work? Do you use unique tools, mediums, or techniques? Describe your process from idea or inspiration to gallery ready work. Do you make your art completely by yourself or do you have someone else assist you? Please explain briefly. 200 words or less.
If accepted, your Artist Statement and Artist’s Process (as you write them) will become your artist profile for Art in the Wilds show programs along with your two photos as mentioned above. 40,000 programs are printed and widely distributed. (see the 2017 Show Program).
Two separate checks made payable to: Art in the Wilds must be sent to: Art in the Wilds, 214 Chemical Works Rd. Kane, PA 16735 and are also due by March 1.
Application Fee - Required and Non-Refundable $25
Space (booth) Fee* - $100 for a single (10 X 10) site; $175 for a double (20 X 10) site
*The Space (booth) fee will be returned if the applicant is not accepted.
The following categories are represented at Art in the Wilds:
Awards will be presented at the 2018 Twelfth Annual Fine Arts Show. Jurors will visit artists’ booths during the first hour of the show and will review bodies of work and booth presentations
Four artists will be selected:
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Applications for the 2018 show are now open!
Application are due MARCH 1, 2018
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Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners!
Best of Show 2D
Best of Show 3D
Awards of Excellence