Participate In Open Studios

ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible to participate in Open Studios Napa Valley if:

  • You are a current, 2018, paid member of Art Association Napa Valley
  • You live and/or work within Napa County, or you partner with a participating artist
  • You create all the artwork yourself as original works
  • You have a minimum of 10 pieces of art available for sale each day of Open Studios 2018
  • You have a valid municipal business license for your studio if required in your area
  • You have a valid state resale license
  • You have a working email address
  • You have paid the required fees and expenses to Open Studios Napa Valley for 2018
  • You are a juried artist who participated in at least one of the previous five years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 OR are juried into Open Studios Napa Valley in 2018
  • It is strongly recommended that all artists have business liability insurance for at least the Open Studio dates.

PARTICIPATION FEES

  • Open Studios Napa Valley Entry Fee is $325 per artist to be paid at the time of completing the application.
  • The new artist Jury Fee, if applicable, is $50 (non-refundable) per artist to be paid at the time of completing the application.
  • The Art Association Napa Valley annual dues are $43 and are to be paid directly to AANV. 
    Click here to pay your membership. 
  • The CallForEntry.org website will be used for 2018 Open Studios Napa Valley (see below).

DEADLINES

The event will be open for applications beginning January 20, 2018. As of that date, a link to the application will be added to the bottom of this page.
Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2018.

  • March 12, 2018 for new artists applications 
  • March 12, 2018 for returning artists

ARTISTS JURYING GUIDELINES

     DEFINITIONS 

  • Returning Artist is someone who participated Open Studios Napa Valley in at least one of the previous five years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017. 
  • A New Artist is defined as an artist that has never previously participated in Open Studios Napa Valley, or did not participate in Open Studios in any year from 2013 to 2017.

 

     JURYING PROCESS

    The non-refundable jurying fee is $50.00 per New Artist. This fee must be submitted with the application, payable to Open Studios Napa Valley.   The description of your artistic process provided on the Artist Application will be provided to the jurors and may be used by them as they evaluate your work.   There will be no critique of the work provided.

    The jurors are all professionals that reside outside of the Napa Valley. They will be looking at the required (4) artwork images and a description of the artist's process. They will not be given artist names. In reviewing your body of work, they will be evaluating the following criteria:

  • Does the body of work indicate a consistent technical proficiency with the medium
  • Does the work demonstrate an understanding of the the principals of composition
  • Does the body of work must reflect a coherent individual style and originality
  • Does assembled work, from prefabricated materials, reflect a creative element that is more than the sum of the parts.

 QUESTIONS

Please direct questions regarding:

  • Participation
  • Jurying process or criteria
  • Application process
to Lis MacDonald [email protected]

CALL FOR ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO APPLY TO A CALL FOR ENTRY USING CaFE
First time users must register first before they can log in and apply to a call for entry.
Existing users may proceed to log in and apply to a call for entry. Click here to Read More.... 

The CallForEntry.org website will be used for 2018 Open Studios Napa Valley.

Click here to apply for Open Studios

Art Association Napa Valley is supported, in part, by the Napa County Arts & Culture Commission.

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