CALL TO ARTISTS: GABBF organizers on the lookout for new art line-up

Published 7:00 am Sunday, December 11, 2016

Great American Brass Band Festival organizer Niki Kinkade says everything went so well last year for the first-ever art addition, it’s coming back for 2017. 

“Artists sold work and were happy, and attendees bought work and were happy. The Art Festival board was very organized and prepared, everything ran smoothly,” Kinkade says. 

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A few changes were made, based on feedback from last year. “Mostly, artists had wonderful feedback about the hospitality and friendly volunteers and attendees,” Kinkade says. 

The full information about the Great American Art Festival will be available late January or early February, after the jury process ends. 

“As of now, we’re looking for the right artists,” Kinkade says. 

To read all rules and regulations of the juried art show, visit Here are some important facts:

The show dates are June 3-4. Applications must be submitted through by midnight Tuesday, Jan. 15, with an application fee of $30.  One application per medium category is allowed. Artists may apply in two categories if the work greatly differs in medium and technique.  A separate application and entry fee is required for each category.  If an artist is accepted in more than one category, they must display both categories of work within a single booth.

Acceptable mediums are: clay; digital art; drawing/pastel; fiber; glass; jewelry; metal; mixed media, 2D; mixed media, 3D; painting; photography; printmaking; sculpture; watercolor; wood; and other/new media.

A panel of jurors will select up to 30 artists for the 2017 festival.

All exhibited work must be original, designed and produced by the artist.