The deadline for artist applications to ArtFest Fort Myers 2014 is Monday, September 13. This juried art show features the work of 200 artists in an exceptional community effort and draws over 85,000 patrons to downtown Fort Myers during its two-day, one-night run.
All artwork exhibited must be created solely by the displaying artists and entries are accepted in 16 categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting-Watercolor, Painting-Oil/Acrylic, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood.
Applications along with artwork images must be submitted on-line through www.ZAPPlication.org. Artists are selected to participate through a jury rating of artistic conception, originality and workmanship. ArtFest uses a “blind jury”. This means the jurors do not know the names or any other information about the artists. There are five jury members. Each is an experienced art professional who is selected for his/her art background and appreciation of festival artists.
The five member panel is convened in the same room, and each juror is given access to a computer monitor for scoring purposes. Artist images are projected digitally (image size is 3 feet by 3 feet), shown simultaneously and scored on a seven point scale.
Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded at the festival.