Florence Fest '19 Call for Artists

Starts:Friday, February 01, 2019  12:00 AMEnds:Sunday, February 24, 2019  11:50 PM

Entry fees range from $35-65 depending on 1-3 entries


Florence Events Center (1)

715 Quince Street

Florence, OR 97439

Event Description:

FlorenceFest 3rd Annual Jazz, Art & Wine Festival in Florence Oregon

Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) is very excited to invite all artists to participate in the 3rd Annual “Florence Fest” to be held at the Florence Events Center on April 26 and 27, 2019. Last year’s event was a huge success as over 700 people attended and we sold 40% of the art selected.  This year’s event, which will feature two days of Jazz, Art and Wine, will be highlighted by talented jazz musicians and outstanding wine from some of the best wineries throughout the state.  Selection for the exhibit will be made by Karin Clarke, the owner and director of Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene for the past sixteen years, establishing herself as a respected figure in the Oregon art scene.  More information about Karin Clarke is listed at the end of the call information.

This year we will be expanding the awards.  We will select three overall winners with the following cash prizes:

1st Place = $1,000

2nd Place = $500

3rd Place = $250

In addition, three separate cash awards of $250 each will be given for outstanding work in 2D, 3D, and photography.  There will also be a “People’s Choice” selection, which will be awarded based on votes of those in attendance.

Selected Artists can also continue to exhibit their work at the Florence Events Center in Galleries 1 and 5 through the end of May.

For additional details and to submit an entry, please go to the Café website:  callforentry.org.  This is a well-respected and professional site for managing entries.  It is easy to register and there is no charge for artists to use Café’s website. 

The deadline for entries is 11:59pm on February 24, 2019 (Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA).

This is an opportunity to be part of a very successful event.  After reviewing the entry information, if you have any questions, please contact FRAAFlorenceFest@gmail.com ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

Applications should consist of original, well-conceived, and expertly executed works made by the applicant in the last 5 years.Entries are to be 2D art and 3D work. Size:  2D entries maximum size is 48” (height) X 36” (width), including frame.  3D work can be no more than 20 pounds in weight and 20” in width.  There is also limited space for “free-standing” 3D work that is not more than 30” at its widest point.  It is important that artists adhere to these guidelines or their work will not be accepted. 2D art must be wired and ready for hanging – Gallery Ready. Accepted work which differs significantly from work represented in entry will be disqualified.

Applicant can submit up to three entries.  Images submitted should be high-resolution (between 1400 and 4000 pixels at the largest dimension) and 72 dpi.  The file should be in jpeg format and the file size should be limited to 3mg.   

Entry fees:  There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 for the first entry (referred to as Entry Fee), $15 for the second and $15 for the third (referred to as Media Fee). For 1 entry it will be $35 (Entry Fee) For 2 entries it will be $50 (Media Fee) For 3 entries it will be $65 (Media Fee)

INFORMATION ABOUT JUDGE Karin Clarke Karin Clarke, the owner and director of Karin Clarke Gallery in downtown Eugene for the past sixteen years, establishing herself as a respected figure in the Oregon art scene. Karin opened the gallery with the goal of creating museum quality shows to recognize regional artists, including the work of her parents, artists Margaret Coe and the late Mark Clarke. In that time, she’s organized over 200 exhibits, and the gallery has gained a stellar reputation for showing major contemporary artists of Oregon. In addition, Karin regularly curates from the estates of some of Oregon’s most sought-after artists, like Rick Bartow, Nelson Sandgren, David McCosh, Carl Hall, and numerous others. In 2016, she founded the very successful Eugene Biennial regional juried show. Karin has a strong background in studio arts, art history, exhibit design, and art appraisal. She has exhibited her own artwork, and in July of 2018, had a solo show of her recent plein-air oil paintings of Italy. Karin serves regularly as an art juror and on art selection committees in our region, including Art About Agriculture, All Around Oregon Annual, and The Eugene Biennial.  In 2017, she supported the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art curators in preparation for a six-month exhibit of her parents' work called Our Lives in Paint. She has won awards for her own artwork as well as in her business, including the Down-Town Eugene Excellence for Arts & Culture Award (2007) and Lane Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2011).

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