2015 Arts Fest

 

Bartlett Festival of the Arts

June 27-28,  2015

10 a.m.—5 p.m.  

Outdoors in Bartlett Park, Bartlett, IL

 Application by entrythingy with more details will be on www.artsinbartlett.org  by January 1, 2015. Deadline: April 1, 2013  

Presented by  Arts in Bartlett

For more information, call (630) 372-4152; E-Mail:  art@artsinbartlett.org

The 2015 Arts Festival marks the 13th year that Arts in Bartlett, the local arts council in a thriving Illinois community 35 miles northwest of Chicago, has presented Bartlett’s only juried fine arts and crafts show. Arts in Bartlett, a dynamic all-volunteer 501(c) 3 organization, prides itself on presenting high-quality, yet affordable fine arts and fine crafts in this highly anticipated free annual event. 

 The Arts Festival is in a beautiful shaded park just north of quaint downtown Bartlett.  Walkways, benches, gazebo and a playground make this a popular destination for local residents  Our famous artist breakfast will be served both mornings in the Log Cabin in Bartlett Park and will serve as an artist lounge throughout the days.  Food vendors will be in the park and several restaurants are two blocks away in downtown Bartlett.

Entertainment: Music and dance groups, drama and other acts will continually offer entertainment on the Main Stage and in the World Tent.

Young Art Appreciators (YAA!): A special "kids only" tent for children shoppers who can purchase art priced at $1, $5 and $10. Art will be labeled with artist name and booth number so parents can take them to meet the artist and learn about their techniques. Artists accepted in the show are asked to donate a small piece or two and proceeds will go toward Arts in Bartlett programs for children. 

Children’s Art Activities: Led by the Color My World Teaching Artist in Arts in Bartlett’s Center for the Arts, children’s art activities will make the Arts Festival a family event.

Eligibility/Standards: This is a juried fine arts and fine crafts fair.   All work must be original by the artist, who must be age 18 or older. No molds, manufactured or kit art permitted.  Commercial reproductions (editions of 300 or less) may be included in your exhibit if they do not exceed 50% of the total display and if they are clearly marked as reproductions.  Final interpretation of commercial status will be made by jurors. Groups of artists are accepted, however, each artist in the group is juried separately. Each in a group application must pay the jury fee and submit 3 slides/images of his or her work. Only accepted artists can be part of the group exhibit. Please submit images and applications for a group in one package.

 Categories:

Oil/acrylic paintings, watercolor, pastels, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, photography, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, drawings, glass, lithography, mixed media, paper, printmaking, wood, other

Awards: Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice, 1st 2-D and 3-D, and Awards of Excellence are presented Saturday afternoon. People’s Choice Award is awarded Sunday afternoon.