Friday, September 30, 2011

Save the Date - Frank Martínez

Masterworks Duo Exhibition

With Clayton J. Beck III and Albert Handell

On Display from November 4, 2011 – November 30, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC (October 2011)- M Gallery of Fine Art SE is pleased to present “
Master Works Duo Exhibition” featuring living masters Albert Handell and Clayton J. Beck, III.  The show will be composed of works from both artists in pastel and oil and will hang from November 4th – November 30th,. The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 4th, in tandem with the First Friday Art Walk. We will broadcast the event live on our website from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Albert Handell enrolled in the Art Students League of New York City to study drawing and anatomy with the late Louis Priscilla and the late Robert Ward Johnson. He also studied painting for two years with Frank Mason. From 1961 to 1965, Handell lived and traveled in Europe. In Paris, he painted independently in his own studio, working from the model at L’Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere and at the Louvre, copying the old masters. A 1980 trip to Santa Fe was life changing, sparking a love affair with the Southwestern landscape. He is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. He is one of only three living artists to be voted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame. Handell currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches nationally and internationally.

Born in Illinois, Clayton J. Beck, III studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, as well at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts with Richard Schmid.  His career began while attending the American Academy, exhibiting at Jody Kirberger’s Talisman Gallery. He has received awards of excellence and distinction from the Midwest Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of America, the Municipal Art League of Chicago, the Palette & Chisel and the Oil Painters of America.  He then began teaching in Chicago after graduation.
Join us on opening night to experience the work of two of the greatest artists of our era, good friends, and great brush men!

Fountain Art Fair Los Anfeles, 2011

Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles, 2011

image: Shark Toof, Street Art Installation, Fountain Miami 2010 

LA WEEKLY PRESENTS: Fountain Art Fair Los Angeles
September 30 – October 2, 2011
Lot 613 (613 Imperial Street LA, CA 90021)
General Public Hours : 12pm – 7pm
Special Events (21+):
Friday September 30th
Flavorpill Friday (all day)
Opening Night Reception (7pm – 1am)
Saturday October 1st - 7pm – 1am
LA Weekly Presents: Saturday Night Event
Admission: $10 daily / $15 weekend pass (all tickets sold at door)

September 30, 2011 (Los Angeles) – Los Angeles get ready - Fountain Art Fair has officially landed on the west coast, prepared to bring you a weekend packed full of art, music and more.  Fountain kicks off with Flavorpill Friday, sponsored of course by Flavorpill, the coolest culture gurus around.  Along with our exceptional platform featuring the edgy galleries, independent artist projects curated by Ever Gold Gallery, and collectives, as well as local DJs to get you grooving, Fountain’s Flavorpill Giveaway is sure to be a highlight of your weekend.  Be sure to visit  Flavorpill’s media booth for the chance to win unique prizes including original works by Fountain returnees Brian Leo and Danni Rash from Christina Ray Gallery, a special edition Fountain surf board created by Lindsay Carron and Courtney Branch of Board Well, your very own retro Lomography camera and more.

Fountain’s presenting sponsor LAWeekly is taking charge of Saturday night, along with culture industry insider and online magazine Newestra.  Get your photo snapped at Newestras funky photo booth while listening to the easy beats of Los Angeles DJs LaMuerte, Antidote, P-Dot, Dances with Wolves, and the perfectly sweet and viscious Bullet & SnowFox.   Stop by Yelp’s table to pick up some swag and head to the courtyard to check out ou r massive installation of the wickedest street art around.  Co-curated by Fountain veteran Carly Ivan Garcia, this slew of artists is ready to bust out the aerosol in Fountain tradition of bringing the street to you.  Artists include:GILF!, Eddie Colla, Tiki Jay One, Shark Toof, ChorBoogie, Hugh Leeman, Billi Kid & CIG, Ian Ross, and Cryptik.

If you’re stoked to be coming to Los Angeles but still need a place to stay, head over to Santa Monica’s Oceana Hotel where you can soak up some California sun and enjoy a view of the Pacific.  Oceana is the perfect getaway after a full day of Fountain.  Book now with our special promotion code to receive a discount on your stay.

Fountain Exhibitors: CHALK, Los Angeles *Ever Gold, San Francisco *Hungry Man, San Francisco * Murder Lounge, New York *Cheap & Plastique, Brooklyn *Christina Ray Gallery, New York *Tinca Art, New York * Blythe Projects, Los Angeles

Independent Artist Projects: Ryan Cronin, New York *The Mechanism, Los Angeles *Carly Ivan Garcia, San Francisco * GILF!, Brooklyn *Greg Haberny, New York *Brian Leo, New York *Evo Love, Miami *Danni Rash, New York *Aleve MeiLoh, Los Angeles


“Possessed of a scrappy, youthful verve lacking in its more prestigious neighbors… Fountain was distinguished by a vintage street/self-taught aesthetic…” —ArtForum

“The artists displaying their multimedia wares here are true avant-garde upstarts… Saturating your eyeballs with new imagery while listing on a rusty boat? Priceless.” —NBC New York

“The way an art fair should be.”  —The Economist

“Fountain draws the type of unruly installations and unsettling performances that make it an unpredictable must-see… It’s perfect for jaded art lovers wondering where they can stumble across fresh, anti-corporate, stick-it-to-the-man hijinks in a laid back environment reminiscent of Burning Man” —Miami New Times

Fountain Art Fair was founded in 2006 as an attempt to leverage support for smaller independent galleries to gain access to larger collectors and critics. Since its inception, Fountain has held five exhibitions in Miami, one in Chicago, and six in New York. From its roots deep within the independent Williamsburg art scene, Fountain has grown to represent over 20 international avant-garde galleries and projects, showcasing progressive primary-market works.

South Miami Rotary Art Festival

South Miami Rotary
Art Festival

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Call to Artists

Deadline Approaching  -  October 29, 2011   

What: South Miami Rotary Art Festival 

Where: Downtown South Miami on Sunset Drive between Red Road and US#1

When: February 25-26, 2012, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 6 PM

General information:

*Fees: Application - $30
          Booths - $295, $350,& $395

*Drive-up to booth space for load in and out

*Coffee and donuts Saturday morning

*Booth sitters available

*Prizes - $3,250

*Cost to public: Free admission  

Festival Timeline:

Deadline - Oct. 29, 2011

Notificationemailed - Nov. 19, 2011

Booth fee due - Dec. 17, 2011

Refund deadline - Jan. 7, 2012  

Festival setup - Feb. 25, 2012, 6 AM

Festival breakdown - Feb. 26, 6 PM-8 PM
This is the 28th annual festival presented by the Rotary Club of South Miami on the main street of vibrant downtown South Miami. In an area of unique shops and restaurants with high pedestrian traffic, the show attracts approximately 30,000 visitors. There is free artist parking nearby, ample on street and garage parking for visitors, and fine South Florida weather,

Advertising includes newspaper, radio, magazine, online, street banners, pole banners and social media. The festival program is a newspaper insert distributed one week in advance as well as at the festival.

The Rotary volunteers are available throughout the show to assist exhibitors and provide booth sitting.       

Email questions to

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Nassau County Museum of Art Reopening December 10

December 2011/January 2012

Closed for Show Change November 28—December 9
Reopening December 10


Opening December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011 though March 18, 2012
The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Works from a Long Island Collection
Drawn from an important Long Island collection, this major exhibition showcases approximately 125 oils and works on paper by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), an American artist most closely associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. Centered on Tiffany’s paintings, which he created for himself to memorialize his travels and surroundings, The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany offers an uncommon glimpse into the artist’s personal world and travels. The exhibition, the first in the metropolitan area since 1979 to focus on Tiffany’s paintings, also includes some examples of Tiffany’s decorative arts, especially stained glass lamps and windows.


Sculpture Park
More than 50 works, many of them monumental in size, by renowned artists including Fernando Botero, Tom Otterness, George Rickey and Mark DiSuvero among others are situated to interact with nature on the museum’s magnificent 145-acre property.

Walking Trails
The museum’s 145 acres include many marked nature trails through the woods, perfect for family hikes or independent exploration.

From restored Formal Gardens of historic importance to quiet little nooks for dreaming away an afternoon, the museum’s 145 acre property features many lush examples of horticultural arts. Come view our expanded gardens and beautiful new path to the museum.


Sundays from 1 p.m.
December 11 & 18
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
Family Sundays at the Museum
Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a 1 p.m. docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and, beginning at 1:30 p.m., supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Family Sundays at the Museum are free with museum admission. Weekend parking fee is $2 (members free). Family Sundays are held in the museum’s main building, the Arnold & Joan Saltzman Fine Art Building.

Art Accelerating Art

Christian Marclay - Ephemera

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Christian Marclay - Ephemera
Opening on Saturday October 8, 2011 from 2 pm to 8 pm
Exhibition from Saturday October 8 to Saturday October 15, 2011

Ephemera is the result of the long-term accumulation of eclectic and decorative musical notations, gleaned from here and there in various advertisements, illustrations, menus, candy wrappings etc. These ephemera have been assembled, and then photographed and reproduced in a series of 28 folios. From this ensemble of printed motifs, Christian Marclay has created a musical score named Ephemera, which is intended to be played by professional musicians. 

For the exhibition of this work, mfc-michèle didier has planned a display that will render the work's whole musical dimension. 

28 folios
40 x 60 cm each
Limited edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 artist's proofs

Produced and published in 2009 by mfc-michèle didier 

©2009 Christian Marclay and mfc-michèle didier
Price per unit: 2600 €

Please find the technical file with complementary information here.
To order the book, please visit our website our send us an email:

Artist Henry Asencio Figurative Drama

Artist Henry Asencio
Figurative Drama
Over 20 New Original Works
October 7th & 8th 2011
At Galeria del Mar – 9 King Street

Friday, October 7th
11:00am – 6:00pm
Exhibition Opening Day
Please note: The gallery will close early on Friday due to a special event.
Saturday, October 8th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Artist Meet & Greet – Open to the Public

Collectors of fine art are given the rare opportunity to acquire and meet arguably one of the most sought after and collected artists of our time. You will find masterpieces from Asencio around the globe; heads of state, Saudi sheiks, movie stars, sports icons and corporate giants have all come to realize the joy of collecting fine works of art created by Asencio. Comparisons are often made to the great masters before him such as Willem de Kooning, Lucien Freud, Gustav Klimt and Pablo Picasso. Asencio’s masterful works of art have indeed plucked at the heart strings of art collectors. Powerful brush strokes charged with dancing light and brilliant hues. His masterful use of the brush and pallet knife, his brilliant juxtaposition of colors, the passionate reds, use of shadow and light, all create tension and expectation. Asencio brings to us the glorious human form, sensual, respectfully rendered, a celebration of the divine creation. As you gaze at his masterful works, you are transported to a place where the world is as it should be..... Filled with color, beauty and warmth. This is Asencio’s world, and he invites you to be part of it! —

Gallery Hours:
Sun – Thurs
10:30am – 6:30
Friday & Saturday
10:30am – 10:00pm
Call the gallery for more event information: 904-829-2120

Thursday, September 29, 2011



ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Joyce Carol Oates, one of the country's most influential authors of fiction and essays, winner of the National Book Award, and author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and A Widow’s Story, will read from her recent book, Sourland, at Bard College on Monday, October 3. The New York Times said that Sourland “could be used as a master class in the art of pure suspenseful storytelling.” Oates will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, takes place at 4 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 50 novels. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. Her many literary awards include the National Book Award, PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, O. Henry Prize for continued achievement in the short story, and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. She is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. She received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature in 2003, the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and the National Humanities Medal in 2010. 
For more information about this event contact or call 845-758-7054.

Konstantin Dimopoulos - The Shower Room

Konstantin Dimopoulos – The Shower Room
Konstantin Dimopoulos - The Shower Room
Until 8 October 2011 at the Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney - Australia
Transformation’ is the focus of this new installation by Konstantin Dimopoulos. The black-and-white Bergman-like images, seemingly crafted from some Nordic or Barbaric lands, are transplanted effortlessly here in this Antipodean landscape. In The Shower Room, Dimopoulos creates a series of modular shower units, five in total. Each stand-alone work is 3 meters in height, made of black steel, with a shower unit held on five stem pediments. The dark spider-like legs, long and extended, splay outwards from the centre of the shower, each leg sitting on castors that allow them to move freely. Their mobility is a statement in itself, the portability of ideas.
These industrial fittings originally designed for a domestic setting are now transformed to some other purpose, some political convenience. Conceived to cleanse the living, brutal pieces of the ordinary, that transform the day-to-day bathroom shower to something more malevolent. Statements of man’s creative imagination. These showers have a similarity to the showers we know and use. And yet our memory tells us that we have seen these images before within a different context. They stand like black triffids in rows, waiting to be activated. Their long necks curving down, with shards of white lines raining out from their steel perforated shower heads towards the floor.
In the smaller gallery, we see another installation The Bed–Sitting Room. To one side of the room sits a black iron bed. Again the idea of transformation and memory is brought into play. We have seen this room before but something has changed. The bed seems strangely altered, stretched and emaciated.  On the wall a drawing of a family portrait from a wedding is slightly off-center, tilted, so that you want to go up and straighten it. While on a shelf metronome-like units keep time. The transformation and monotone nature of these works, the black and white pastiche of colour within the gallery suggest something more of a collective memory exploring the synapses of a common consciousness.

India Art Fair 2012

India Art Fair 2012

Announcement of India Art Fair, 4TH Edition
25-29 January 2012 in New Delhi

New Delhi, 29 September 2011: Now in its 4th edition, India Art Fair (formerly India Art Summit) is set to take place in New Delhi from 25-29 January 2012. Established in 2008 as the country’s first international art fair, India Art Fair has received 178,000 visitors over itsfirst 3 editions.

The highly successful 3rd edition in 2011 included 84 exhibiting galleries from 20 countries, displaying a diverse range of renowned and emerging artists. With over 100,000 visitors over 4 days and a record number of new collectors (30-40%), the 3rd edition firmly established India Art Fair as the region’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, and demonstrated the vast potential of the Indian art market.

With one of the world’s fastest growing economies and HNWI (high net-worth individual) populations, and an expanding collector base, India is increasingly becoming an important centre for the global art market.  With an annual growth rate of almost 300% and an expanding global participation in its initial years, India Art Fair has been successful in repeatedly bringing art into the focus of mainstream society in India, and contributing to the long term development of the Indian art scene.

This year, the rising interest from foreign galleries in India Art Fair has also been fuelled by the Government of India’s new exemption of import duties on art for exhibition purposes. It is expected that approximately 100 galleries from 30 countries will participate in the 4th edition of the art fair, which will be presented in a dynamic new space in the capital city of New Delhi.

Alongside the art fair, next year’s programme will include the flagship Speakers’ Forum, Video Lounge, Art Projects, the Merchandise and Book Store, and a series of Collateral Events around the city of New Delhi. The Collectors’ Circle is a new initiative launched this year aimed at increasing awareness and access to art amongst young collectors. This will be a year-round membership based initiative that will provide information about art events including  talks, conferences, workshops and networking events with top individual and institutional collectors spread across the  country, and global art centres including London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai and Colombo.  

The 4th edition of India Art Fair will continue under the same management as its previous 3 years, led by Founder and Fair Director Ms. Neha Kirpal, who has steered the growth and development of the art fair since its inception. This year, Ms. Kirpal brings on two new strategic partners as co-owners, Mr. Will Ramsay and Mr. Sandy Angus, who will bring in their global expertise in exhibitions and events.  Mr. Ramsay is Founder of Ramsay Fairs, PULSE Art Fairs, and Affordable Art Fairs; he runs art fairs in 8 countries on 4 continents.  Mr. Angus is Chairman of Montgomery Worldwide.  Mr. Ramsay and Mr. Angus are also co-founders of Art HK, the Hong Kong International Art Fair.

Ms. Kirpal describes the upcoming edition of India Art Fair as “an important milestone for the art fair; which has witnessed exceptional growth and development in a short period of time. The 4th edition brings us closer to our goal of developing a truly world class fair, facilitating international exchange and trade, and contributing to the growth of a vibrant art scene in the Indian sub-continent”.

To see highlights of the 3rd edition, and what is in store for India Art Fair in 2012
 please view a short video at

Art League of Long Island's 56th Annual Members' Exhibition

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The Art League of Long Island's 
56th Annual Members' Exhibition

PART I: October 9 - October 30 
Reception: Sunday, October 16, 3 - 5 PM

PART II: November 6 - November 27 
Reception: Sunday, November 6, 3 - 5 PM

GALLERY HOURS:Mon - Fri 9 - 4 PM, Sat & Sun 11 - 4 PM


Previous Members' Exhibition Winners of Winn Rae Juror Award 2010 - left to right: 
Part One Members' Exhibition 2010 "In Darkness" by Monika Camilluci; 
Part Two Members' Exhibition 2010 "But It was So Long Ago" by Carol M. Spielberg

Dellorco - Releases Two Spectacular New Pieces


Dellorco releases two
spectacular new pieces!!!!
Wings of an Angel 
"Wings of an Angel" 30x40
Original and limited editions available 

 While She Dreams
"While She Dreams" 48x24
limited edition prints available 

james cameron
Director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) became a Dellorco collector
at the Malibu Art Festival

Dellorco Fine Art
1218A S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361 

to view art:


ARTE Laguna Prize - Call for Artists

Total amount of the prize: 170,000 EUR
Sections: painting, sculpture, photographic art, videoart and performance, virtual art
Deadline: 11th November 2011
Participation: the contest is open to all artists, without any limit of age, the topic is free
Prize Curator: Igor Zanti – Art Critic
Jurors: Alessio Antoniolli – Director Gasworks of London ; Chiara Barbieri – Publications Director, Peggy Guggenheim
Collection; Gabriella Belli – Director MART of Trento and Rovereto; Ilaria Bonacossa – Freelance Curator; Soledad Gutierrez – Curator at MACBA Barcelona; Kanchi Metha – Curator Indian Pavillon Prague Biennale; Ludovico Pratesi – Director Centro Arti Visive Pescheria of Pesaro; Maria Savarese – Freelance Curator ; Ralf Schmitt – Director Preview Berlin; Alma Zevi – Art Critic.
Collective Exhibitions: The jury will select 110 finalists who will show their artworks at the Arsenale of Venice in March 2012. Another collective exhibition, dedicated to artists under 25, will take place at the Institute of Romanian Culture of Venice.
The winning artworks will remain property of the artists and will be collected in a bilingual catalogue
A network of opportunities for the Artists:
5 money Prizes of 7,000 EUR for the winner artists, one for each section
5 Art Residencies:  Loft Miramarmi – Italy, Carlo Zauli Museum – Italy, Glass School Abate Zanetti – Venice, Art Stays – Slovenia, iaab – Basel
2 Business for Art: STILE Original Design offers a money prize of  8,000 EUR and will develop an art project with the selected artist and another project will develop with the jewelery company FOPE of Vicenza
2 International Festivals: participation in international festivals: Open in Venice and Tina B in Prague
26 Personal Exhibitions in International Art GalleriesThe Prize Arte Laguna has created a network of international galleries to introduce the artists to the market of Contemporary Art. Each gallery will select an artist  for creating a solo exhibition

Art in Support of Busted - Online Charity Art Auction

Busted Art Auction Show Card

Art in Support of Busted Returns for Year Two
Gallery preview
October 1, 7 - 11 pm
Mirror Gallery,  
963 Chung King Road  
Los Angeles, CA 90012  

Online eBay auction: October 1 - 10     
Busted Foundation link:  

Celebrated lowbrow artists give it up for "Boobies." Art in Support of Busted, an online art auction to benefit women battling breast cancer, returns for its second year starting on October 1. The auction launches on eBay and will be accompanied by a gallery preview reception in Los Angeles' Chinatown for artists and prospective bidders.  

Funds raised from Art in Support of Busted go directly to the Busted Foundation, a
SoCal-based charity organization that offers assistance to women fighting breast cancer.

The foundation was launched in 2007 by Stefanie LaHart and Gabriel Rountree to
provide both financial and educational support for breast cancer patients as they go
through medical treatment. Busted's signature annual fundraiser Bowling for Boobies
has raised over $400,000 in total.

Following the success of last year's inaugural auction, which raised $5,100, curator
Diana Gomez aimed to expand this year's event with a gallery preview reception. "The
gallery preview is a great way to say thank you to the amazing artists who are so
generously donating their pieces," said Gomez. "And although all the pieces are available to bidders worldwide through eBay, it's a nice perk for locals to be able to see the work firsthand prior to bidding."

This year's auction will take place from October 1-10 on eBay and features original work from artists including Ana Bagayan, Apricot Mantle, Aunia Kahn, Bad Otis Link, Bob Dob, Brandi Milne, Cate Rangel, Cathie Bleck, Chet Zar, Christopher Umana, Craig "Skibs" Barker, Dan Quintana, Edward Walton Wilcox, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Jana Brike, Jennybird Alcantara, Jessica Dalva, Jessica Ward, Liz McGrath, Mall, Martin Wittfooth, Nicole Bruckman, Shepard Fairey, Steven Daily, Tara McPherson, and Tomi Monstre.    

The gallery preview will open with a reception on October 1 from 7-11 PM at Mirror Gallery, 963 Chung King Road, Los Angeles. Please visit and for more information

Showcase Your Art in Your Own NYC Solo Exhibition


Showcase Your Art in Your Own NYC Solo Exhibition
Artists, this could be the next step in launching your career. You’re invited to join the 3rd Ward Fall 2011 Open Call, an international search for exciting, innovating and compelling work awarding over $25,000 in prizes, including a one month live/work residency in NYC, a $5,000 grant and your very own New York City solo exhibition.

Click Here to Participate

Register today to also be eligible for the $1,000 Early Entry Award.
Your early entry deadline is  Wednesday September 28th.

Be the Selected Artist and Receive:

A New York City Solo Exhibition
With an exclusive press preview and massive opening reception

A One Month Live/Work Residency in NYC
Receive the resources to start your next series of work

A $5,000 Cash Grant
For you to spend however you like

And Worldwide Exposure
Online feature promoting you and your photographs internationally

All participants will be considered for the $1,000 People's Choice Award
Awarded to the individual whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes

PLUS: The top 25 runners-up will receive online features, gaining worldwide exposure!

The 3rd Ward Open Call is a global search for dynamic, inventive and provocative work, works-in-progress and/or conceptual proposals in all mediums: sculpture, painting, photography, illustration, installation, design, performance, video and more. This is your opportunity to be an international art star. Learn more >>

Des Moines Arts Festival - Call to Artists

 Des Moines Arts Festival®   

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Call to Artists

WHAT:   Des Moines Arts Festival®

Downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park surrounding the John
             and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park  
WHEN:    June 22-24, 2012 
              Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
              Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
              Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


*Annual attendance in excess of 225,000.
*Promotion of the event to the art-buying public in newspapers, online, radio, earned media, billboards, magazines, social media, and collateral valued at over $780,000.

*Total Cash Awards for Best of Show, Merit and Juror awards valued at $10,000. All awards include an automatic invitation to the 2013 show.

*Jury/Booth fees are $25/$375 for a single booth, $475 for corner, doubles available to artist juried in two mediums.

*Artist amenities include color thumbnail in program, color thumbnail with contact information and links on website Artist Gallery, Wi-Fi throughout site, reserved parking, air-conditioned restrooms, 24-hour security, electric, booth sitting, cold water coolers stationed behind artist tents, snacks, leisurely set-up.

*Booth Space is 10'x10' with 1' buffer and plenty of storage space.   
*Artist's presence is required.    
The City of Des Moines invites you to be part of the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® (DMAF) on June 22-24, 2012.  DMAF is one of the nation's most respected arts events hosting 185 of the nation's top artists in a beautiful urban setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.  The outdoor Festival of arts and culture attracts more than 225,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa's capital city and largest metropolitan area.  DMAF is a show dedicated to the highest standards and works diligently to maintain a positive environment for artists and their clients.  DMAF is a non-profit organization founded by the Des Moines Art Center.  Festival proceeds, if any, benefit the Des Moines Art Center, numerous area non-profit organizations and the continuation of the DMAF. 


Deadline:  October 31, 2011  12:59:59PM CST
Jury:  Nov. 16-18, 2011 in Des Moines (portions open to the public)

Notification Emailed:  December 2, 2011

Booth fee due:  January 13, 2012

Refund Deadline:  March 14, 2012

For more information please visit

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Email questions to or call 515-286-4927 to speak to Stephen King, executive director.