Artists Apply Now To Sell Your Work Commission-free at Lyons Art Festival

Art on the Green art booths

Art on the Green art booths

The Art on the Green fine arts festival has space for 80 booths for local and national artists to sell their work commission-free on Saturday and Sunday June 11-12, 2016 in shady Sandstone Park, in the heart of the small Rocky Mountain town of Lyons, Colorado.

The Lyons Art on the Green Festival attracts thousands of visitors from nearby Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, Colorado to this two-day event.

Artists apply now until May 9, 2016 — using the ZAPP online application system here or paper applications at

2015 festival artists exhibited paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media works, printmaking, ceramics, glass art, fiber art, metal works, wood, digital art, and more.

For this upcoming summer of 2016 event, Art on the Green has lower booth fees and will limit the number of jewelers and photographers booths.

Art on the Green is–
·         Run by artists for artists
·         Does extensive promotional marketing on TV, radio, in magazines, newspapers and social media
·         Offers the refreshing atmosphere of historic Sandstone Park
·         Provides the hospitality of tea, coffee, water & treats
·         Has outstanding volunteers, Booth sitters, Sponsors, and Activities for children

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5 images total: 4 images of artwork + 1 image of booth. Artists may enter multiple categories for jurying. Artists wishing to exhibit work produced in more than one media category must apply with separate online user identification, set of digital images, and jury fee for each category.

Art on the Green has a “blind” jury, in that jurors only see an artist ID number and the five images. Jurors are professionals with extensive experience in various art fields. Some are show artists, some gallery owners, some are art educators. All are very knowledgeable.  Each year there is a new panel of jurors. Find full guidelines on site.

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

Artists Submit Your Application Now Until May 9th–
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016 –      Artist applications are available on or
Deadline is May 9, 2016 –   Artist applications due Midnight MT
May 13, 2016 –    Artists Receive notification of jury results
May 18, 2016 –    Booth fees, completed Artist Agreement + Booth Request due

Festival Dates and Hours

Friday, June 10:   Artist Booth Set up 10:00 a..m. to Dark

Festival Open to the Public:

Saturday, June 11:  10:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 12:    10:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

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DUMBO Arts Festival Now Accepting Artist Submissions

An artist recently asked if I thought it *worth it* for her to do art festivals.

Of course that depends on the venue, the artwork to be shown, and the goals or expectations of the artist, plus that artist’s willingness to expend the time and energy at the fair. If the artist has two-dimensional artwork such as framed photographs or paintings to exhibit and sell at the fair, there will need to be an additional investment into the equipment needed (such as a booth, lighting, and printed material to distribute at the festival etc). Perhaps some questions that artists should ask themselves would include–Would the physical presence of my art at the fair accentuate my online presence, and vice versa, or even my reputation as an artist? Will I meet gallerists at the fair who will view my work? Will other valuable connections be made? Will sales off-set expenditures?

DUMBO Arts Festival recently began accepting submissions.

Perhaps attend an art fair or festival first, to see for yourself, and talk to exhibiting artists there. Ask others about the pros and cons of their fair experience.


POPPOSITIONS 2014 open call


The Admin of this venue asked me to share POPPOSITIONS 2014 open call.

“We would be very grateful if you could spread it across your channels,” they said.

POPPOSITIONS, which takes place during art Brussels, is not the usual commercial with white cubes, but rather an experiment with the fair format, changing location for each edition and with a clear site-specific focus. Their third edition will take place in the Dexia Art Centre, Brussels, in April 2014. Applications are open until 14 February.

POPPOSITIONS is now welcoming submissions for its third edition, which will be held from 24-27 April 2014 in parallel with Art Brussels in the former
Dexia Art Center building.

Their site is in English, Dutch and French

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The Art Collective Ltd: Annual artist submission for representation is now open

The Art Collective Ltd represents a select number of exceptional emerging artists and contemporary art. We host exhibitions and represent artists and their work at art fairs. We also collaborate with companies and communities to enable more people to become engaged with art.
Since launching back in 2011 we have quickly gained a reputation for hosting excellent quality exhibitions and giving artists our support and the chance to break through.
Applying is free and simple. In the first instance email us images of your work or send a pdf portfolio, a brief artist c.v and any additional relevant information. Email:
We offer each artist the following opportunities:
– Web gallery & online shop of work
– Publishing and promotion of your work (we pay for catalogues, print & web advertising that accompanies each exhibition)
– Support from us; we are always here to listen and exchange ideas on enhancing your career
– Exhibitions: group, solo and art fairs

At PARALLAX Art Fairs London/NY/Miami Artists Sell Directly to Buyers

P(AF)4–the 4th Annual PARALLAX art fair will be held at Chelsea Town Hall in London, from May 16-18, 2012. Applications are open.

New York: The first US edition of PAF will take place this year in New York City, at 82 Mercer, SOHO, a 50,000 square foot space, August 2-5, 2012

The PARALLAX Art Fair NY is curated. To apply for selection complete this online form.

Miami: Look for Pre-applications for the first PAF Miami art fair on the PAF site.

Art Fairs: Comprehensive International Calendar

Art Vista helps you keep track of all the art fairs going on out there by providing a comprehensive international calendar that also lists the number of exhibitors and number of people who attend each fair. There are search options that allow you to find art fairs that specialize in photography or works on paper, ancient art, contemporary art, and other categories.

The Juried Services site, for smaller art fairs in the USA, allows you to register, create a profile portfolio and apply to select events all on one site.

Français : Visuel de Chic Art Fair 2010

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