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Call to Visual Artists

The 11th annual River Arts Festival is accepting up to three submissions of art from individual artists, both flat and dimensional. All non-youth/student entries will be juried for acceptance for exhibition over the full length of the Festival, November 5 - 19, 2016. Just over 50 artists participated last year – so, whether you are a new artist or an artist who has exhibited for years, this is a fabulous opportunity to showcase your work for free.

This show, part of a two week multidisciplinary celebration of the arts, offers a free opportunity to show and sell your best work. Work is displayed in a number of businesses in downtown Dunnville (20+ venues last year and expecting more this year), creating a win-win for both artists and businesses. The main gallery is in Haldimand Art Works/Flyers Cafe at 144 Queen Street, but every venue gets a lot of attention. This is a truly excellent opportunity to exhibit and sell in the period leading up to the holidays in December and January (sales each year of the Festival have ranged from $1,500 - $2,000). There is no exhibit fee, although businesses where any work is exhibited will retain 15% of any sales as an administration fee.

Flat work MUST be ready-to-hang (if pieces are not properly stretched and/or framed AND wired, they may not be selected for exhibition.) Frames with only small built-in hooks for hanging may also NOT be accepted for exhibition. Please wire all flat pieces before submitting.

Submissions will be accepted ONLY at Haldimand Art Works inside Flyers Cafe, 144 Queen Street, Dunnville ONLY at the following times:
Friday, October 28 (10am-7pm)
Saturday, October 29 (10am-4pm)
Sunday, October 30 (10am - 2 pm)
Monday, October 31  (10am- 7pm)

When you deliver your work, you will be asked to fill out two forms by staff /volunteers, or they can be downloaded here by clicking in the button above.All pieces (including those that were not juried into the show and were stored over the Festival) must be picked up at the Kinsmen Hall (102 Main Street East) on Sunday, November 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.,Monday, November 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Saturday, November 26 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, PIECES NOT PICKED UP AT THESE TIMES WILL HAVE A $20 STORAGE FEE CHARGED.

Also plan to come to our opening Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Flyers Cafe to view the show, meet friends and colleagues and celebrate the arts!

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