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Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Fine Art Show 2017
Anacortes Arts Festival
505 O Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Entry Deadline: 4/4/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Fine Art Show 2017): $35.00

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The annual juried fine art exhibition, Arts at the Port, is the crown jewel of the Anacortes Arts Festival (August 4 - 6, 2017).    The mission of this exhibition is to showcase regional fine art to the Festival audience (estimated at 90,000). The exhibition shows 3 – 5 pieces from selected artists, working in both 2D and 3D. The exhibition is housed in the Port of Anacortes Transit Shed Event Center; a rustic waterfront setting at the north end of the Festival.  Arts at the Port also includes the Allen Family Invitational Gallery and Emerging Artist Exhibition.
Juror: Pablo Schugurensky has over 30 years public and private art management experience. He is the founder of META ARTE, a consultancy that works with private collectors, philanthropists and public art collections.   His background includes Director of Collections for Vulcan, Inc, Director of the Microsoft Art Collection, lead for the Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places program, and presenter and panelist for national and international artist selection and award programs.  He also currently serves as the President of the Board of Artist Trust, a non-profit organization serving individual artists in Washington State.

Theme: “Resonance”
Awards: Artists will be eligible for up to $12,500 in awards, including:                             

  •   $3,000 Best of Show – selected by Juror
  •   $2,000, 2 @ $1,000 each - Excellence Award selected by Juror
  •   $2,000, 2 @ $1,000 each -  Festival Awards selected by Festival Curatorial Team
  •   $4,000 "Anacortes Collects" Festival Public Art Purchase Award (commission applies)
  •   $1,000 People's Choice Award
  •   $   500 T Bailey Corporate Award

Festival information: In its 55th year, the Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the largest and oldest arts festivals in the Northwest.  It has been named one of the top 100 fine craft fairs in the U.S. and has garnered top awards from both the Washington and International Festival and Events Associations.  Also included in Festival activities are 280 juried booth artisans, a large demonstrating artist area, 3 music stages, 3 beer & wine gardens, regional and ethnic foods and youth activities.  Info at

Exhibition dates: The Juried Show Opening is Saturday, July 29 at 6 pm.  It is open July 31 – August 3 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Festival weekend hours (Aug 4 - 6). 
Application Dates: Deadline: April 4, 2017 
notification by May 2, 2017
Categories: Encouraging both 2D and 3D work, artists working in the following categories are invited to enter the Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibition:
2-Dimensional - Drawing & Painting (including mixed media), Photography, Digitally Generated Art and Video
3-Dimensional - Sculpture, Fine Crafts including fiber, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, basketry, jewelry
Installation (including site specific)  Note: Installation and video artists must submit a separate written or drawn proposal documenting what they propose to create, as well as 5 images documenting past work.   If your work doesn’t fit the online format, please call the Festival office at 360-293-6211 or email Rita James

Basic Requirements

  • No reproduced work (except photography or digitally created) will be accepted. 
  • No work displayed, or for sale elsewhere in the Festival will be accepted. 
  • No work that has been previously entered in the Anacortes Arts Festival will be accepted.  
  • Artists may not substitute, alter, change the price, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted. 
  • The Festival reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unsuitable or misrepresented

Presentation: Accepted work must be ready for display upon arrival. Wall-mounted pieces must have adequate hangers and/or wire. Three-dimensional work needs adequate installation instruction if it requires more than a standard pedestal. Installation artists must install their own work and must make prior arrangements with festival staff to accommodate the installation.
Art Availability: Artwork must be available from July 23, 2017 through August 6, 2017. Artwork mailed to the office must arrive before July 20, 2017.
  Mailed work must include a return label, or credit card information - and a $20 handling fee. The handling fee will be refunded if no work is mailed back.
Sales: All accepted and hung work must be for sale. AAF will handle sales and retain a 50% commission.  An exception of 40% commission will be retained for bronze sculpture.  Artists will receive payment within two weeks after the Festival for any work sold at the show.
Security: The Festival will insure accepted work up to $2,500 per piece while on exhibition at Art at the Port - any additional insurance must be covered by the individual artist.