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Call to Artists ~ Artisans Festival

Artisans Call to ArtistsEvent Dates:  November 28 & 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Accept / Non Accept letters will be sent no later than July 15, 2014
Booth fee due upon acceptance and no later than August 31, 2014

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Artisans Festival ~ Call to Artists

Vendor Application

Event Dates:  November 28 & 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Accept / Non Accept letters will be sent no later than July 15, 2014
Booth fee due upon acceptance and no later than August 31, 2014

About Us

Nevada City Winter 2Nevada City is among the most interesting of the California Gold Rush towns, attracting visitors from far and wide, especially during the holiday season.  Nevada County, of which Nevada City is the county seat, boasts a population of almost 100,00 people and is well known in Northern California as a destination for art, music, and various cultural events.  The entire downtown district is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy quality restaurants, comfortable lodgings and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, galleries, and museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.

Visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to see for yourself.

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Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a lively downtown community hub serving Nevada County as a site for concerts, conferences, weddings, festivals, and many other public and private events.  The Foundry is a non-profit trust, Artisans Festival is one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.

The Artisans Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and is known as a local gem providing the community with a post-Thanksgiving event to enjoy with their family and friends, and giving artists a place to market their work to holiday motivated buyers.

Vendor Features

Features of this show include an historic, intimate holiday atmosphere, electricity to each booth, live background entertainment, cafe style food and drink, art installations, and complementary performance artisans, and optional central MasterCard/Visa service.  This is a small but select show with about 30 artists.  The artist’s presence is required both days, no reps!

Eligibility

Artisans Call to ArtistsEligible media includes:  painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, fiber, stone, clay, metals, leather, etc.  Not eligible:  foot items, t-shirts, “country” crafts, taped music, imported goods, embellished purchased clothing, buy-and-sell, items made from kits or commercial molds.  Reproductions are allowed but must be labeled as such in your display.

We do not accept any forms of commercially produced or manufactured goods.

This is a juried show for all applicants.  Jurying is all-at-once.  Jury consists of working artists who are not participating in the event.

Jewelers, please note:  We receive more applications in jewelry than any other category, by far.  We jury for variety as well as quality:  accepted jewelers represent about 20% of the festival’s participants.

Submission Requirements

Submit 3 photos of your work and 1 photo of your display space.  Photos must be in jpg or tif format and a minimum of 300 dpi at 6″.  Please, no images with watermarks or time/date stamps.

Display Requirements

Booth sizes are 8W x 9D feet or 11W x 6D.  The number of 11×6 spaces is limited to 8.  This year’s show has the ability to include a handful of artists with smaller than 8×9 booths.  Indicate your choice on the application.  You will be informed before the show which size you will be given.  All efforts will be made to accommodate artist choice.

A professional looking display is required.  Displays should be tidy, level, and attractive to the eye.

Booth Fee

$300.00 due upon acceptance.  We do not offer double booths.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued.

Questions

Please email Laura Gerhart, Event Producer with your questions, artisansfestival@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

For the Birds and the Bees ~ A Benefit for Neighborhood Center of the Arts ~ Friday, November 2, 2012 ~ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. ~ $20.00

 

Neighborhood Center of the Arts will be hosting the 7th Annual Birds & Bees Event (formerly known as For the Birds) on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Miners Foundry.  Each year, NCA provides unfinished bird houses to artist friends for transformation into a fine piece of art.  Each piece is auctioned at this annual event.  For the Birds and the Bees is a major fundraiser for the many programs at NCA and a delight to the Nevada County community.  Stop by for an evening of light music, tasty food by LJ’s Catering, a no-host wine bar, and a wonderful opportunity to support NCA.  The new BUZZ this year is to explore the idea of Bee Houses!  It’s never too late to donate a birdhouse, bird or bee art.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the live and silent auction.  Tickets are $20.00 and are available in person at NCA, online, by phone and in person at the Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-6462, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Admission price includes hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine.  For more information, please call (530) 272-7287 or email ncadirector@nccn.net .

NCA Website

Call to Artists

 The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities. 
The Foundry is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as Neighborhood Center of the Arts.

Events

Call to Artists: Community

 

The Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry is accepting applications for Community, an exhibit opening in March.

The exhibit opens Friday, March 9, 2018.  Opening night will also feature a silent auction benefiting the Food Bank of Nevada County.

All interested artists, please click the application link above.  The Call to Artists ends February 16, 2018.

Please email Juliette at osbornwoodsgallery@gmail.com for more information.