Call For Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2019
HOUSTON (November 14, 2018) – Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) and benefiting Houston nonprofits, invites artists from the U.S. and beyond to submit applications for the opportunity to showcase their art at the nation’s premier spring outdoor fine art festival Friday – Sunday, March 29-31, 2019. The artist application deadline for the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is Sunday, December 2, 2018 at midnight CST.
Our goal is to showcase the artwork of 300 diverse artists that interact with our patrons and make the festival a success,” said Roger Bare, Executive Director of ACA. “As one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine art events, we invite all artists to apply and help us support local charities.”
ACA produces Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring and Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall. Entering its 48th year in 2019, ACA has provided a venue for more than 20,000 artists to showcase their work to thousands of art lovers from all over the world. Patrons have the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works, and purchase world class art. The festival benefits local nonprofits and features live music, food, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more.
Twice a year, more than 1,000 qualified applicants from 19 different disciplines submit their applications to be reviewed by ACA jurors. The festival receives applicants from around the world including Canada, Mexico, South America and Israel. For each festival, a new juror panel is invited and consists of artists, collectors, educators, curators and industry professionals. To build a jury that is experienced in all forms of art, professionals from the performing and literary arts industry are also invited to participate. The panel of five to seven jurors are selected based on their specific interests, professional knowledge, and expertise in the arts. 
Only 300 artists will be selected to exhibit at the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. Cash prizes are awarded for “Best in Show”, second and third place, as selected by on-site judges. Ribbons are awarded for “Best Booth” and all winners receive jury exempt status for two years as well as priority booth placement.
Artists are required to submit five images and an application fee of $45 by the deadline. All artists selected to participate in the 2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park will be notified by Friday, December 14, 2018. For more information or to submit an artist application for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, please click here.
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About Bayou City Art Festival:
Entering its 48th year in 2019, the Art Colony Association has raised $3.6 million for local nonprofit programs through the festivals. A percentage of the proceeds support local art organizations and nonprofits. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit www.artcolonyassociation.org.

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