Thursday, March 29, 2012

Call to Artists - Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival 

Call to Artists
WHAT: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival - 56th Annual
WHEN: September 15 and 16, 2012
WHERE: Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, CA 
For more than 50 years The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival has been recognized as a fine art and craft show of high quality original artwork. It has been rated one of the top 10 fine arts and crafts fairs in the Northwest. The Festival draws well-educated buyers from nearby affluent neighborhoods of Marin County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The event provides an exceptional opportunity for the sale of unique, creative and high-end work. The setting is in a beautiful grove of redwoods in downtown Mill Valley.

Note from Sarah Shriver, the applications chair: "The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival had been my favorite show for years, so I was happy to be invited to serve on the show's committee. There I witnessed the dedication of the volunteers to create not only a top quality art show, but a true festival-like atmosphere, making this show really special. Mill Valley and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area have a well developed appreciation for art and craft and people have been coming out for 55 years to support this show. I hope you'll join us this year in the beautiful grove of redwoods in downtown Mill Valley!" 
Artists who submit their work to the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival are judged by six highly respected artists and craftsman and the occasional gallery owner or rep to vote on each submission. The artists with the highest average scores are admitted to the September Festival.  

Application Deadline: April 16th, 2012

Application Fee $35
Booth fees range from $425 (8x8) to $1050 (20x10) depending on size

Festival Contact: Erma Murphy phone: 415 381-8090; email  

Festival website:  Please visit for info and answers to exhibiting artist questions.

Applications accepted through  exclusively

Jury results emailed by May 10

Deadline to accept and pay June 15

Five exhibiting artist are selected as festival award winners each year. Cash prize of $500 each and an invitation back to the festival the next year bypassing the jury process.  

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