LOCATION: E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW., Ruskin, FL 33570
HOURS: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016 10 AM - 5 PM
DEADLINE: February 19, 2016
We are excited to announce that this year’s festival will be a collaboration between the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and the SouthShore Arts Council. Together we are aiming for this to be the best year yet! This year the artist selection process will be juried by the SouthShore Arts Council. We have also increased the award amounts this year as well!
The Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country. Our exhibitors’ area offers visitors an opportunity to meet and interact with artists – to view their works and purchase art from the individual who created it. Additionally, we encourage our exhibitors to demonstrate their work. There is also a Children’s Creativity Center and live musical performances. This is an excellent venue to display and sell art in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Our dedication to excellence in selecting quality artists each year has resulted in the development of a well-respected juried show. Our show offers outstanding art for display and sale to the public. We believe our continued commitment to quality will uphold the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts as one of the finest art shows in the Tampa Bay area.
Best of Show (1)…………………..……… $2,000.00
TECO Energy Award of Excellence (1)….. 1,000.00
Award of Distinction (1)………………….. 700.00
Awards of Merit (3)………………………. 200.00
Awards of Honor (2)………………………. 150.00
Manatee Art Award ……………….………. 100.00
Committee Award –Dean Tea Memorial Award 200.00
Total Award Money: 5,000.00
Patrons Purchase Awards (approx)……… 7,000.00
Media category descriptions
Ceramics: All original work in clay and porcelain work, other than jewelry. No machine-made or mass produced work. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
Digital Art (Graphics): Digitally created original work using computer software and/or scanning and manipulating images to make entirely new works of art. All works must be signed and limited in edition. Traditional photographs taken through a digital camera should apply in the photography category.
Drawings: Original works using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencils, wax crayon, etc or from a fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited in edition.
Fibers: Original work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist.
Glass: Original design functional or decorative work created in glass. Pressed glass and other forms of mass production are not permitted.
Jewelry: Original design jewelry from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials. No commercial casts, molds, mass production or production studio work allowed. All jewelry must be entered in this category.
Metalwork: All non-sculptural, non-jewelry, original design works crafted from metal. No commercial casts, molds, mass production or production studio work.
Mixed Media: Works, both 2D and 3D, which incorporates more than one type of physical material in the production of the original artwork. Includes non-sculptural work, as determined by the artist, and does not include jewelry or photography.
Painting: Original works created in oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc. Reproductions are allowed; however, they must be signed and limited in edition.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image (e.g.: film or digital), which have been processed by the artist or under their direct supervision. Artist is required to disclose the use of computer software and describe printing process. Each image must be signed and limited in edition.
Printmaking: Print works for which the artist hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as limited edition. All photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work created in any media.
Wood: Original works that are hand-tooled, or machine-worked, turned or carved by the artist. No mass production or production studio work.
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