Art Fairs by Deadline

Art fairs by deadline
Art Fair Eligible Media Artist Deadline
Art in the park

Painting, Photography, Multi-Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Glass

Mundelein Fine Arts Festival

Fine Art and Fine Craft

Custer Fair 2016

Arts, crafts, fine arts and crafts, collectibles, and commercial items.

Art Fair at the Dole 2016

•Digital Art: Works may be created solely on a computer or by using computer programs to significantly manipulate or alter source material(s) such as scans or digital files. Works must be in limited editions, signed and numbered not exceeding 250 per image, using only archival quality materials. Digital art prints must be made from the artist’s original digital file under the artist’s supervision.
•Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work, other than jewelry, is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
•Fiber/Leather: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
•Furniture: Decorative or functional furniture of any material.
•Glass: Original work in which the primary material is glass. Works may be functional or decorative in design and crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or etching. No mass production accepted.
•Jewelry: All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. Items may be made of any mix of materials and any method of construction. No commercial casts, molds, or production studio work is allowed.
•Metal-Works: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed. May be painted or unpainted. All work must be signed by the artist.
•Mixed Media 2-D: All original work that is intended to hang on the wall and incorporates more than one type of physical material. PLEASE NOTE: Utilizing a different medium as an under painting or in a minor secondary role does not meet the intention of this category. Materials that are used must be evident in the finished work.
•Painting: Two-dimensional images including all forms of paint application, such as oils, acrylics, watercolors and similarly applied materials. 80% of artwork must be original works. 20% can be prints with 10% of those prints being greeting cards/note cards. Print bins must be within the booth space and not outside or in front.
•Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Prints made from negatives, transparencies or digital files and manipulated with computer programs and printed on large scale ink-jet printers are included here. Works may also be collages or assemblages of photographs, made by the artist. The photographic process must be displayed and each edition must be signed and numbered. Digital photographers, i.e., those who use a digital camera or process images digitally to perform standard manipulations, (e.g., cropping, color/tone adjustment, sharpening, etc.), should apply to the Photography category, not Digital Art.
•Printmaking, Graphics and Drawing: This includes prints that are hand pulled by artists from traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut. This also includes drawings on paper using dry media such as pencil, crayon, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media or from fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush. Images must be produced in signed and numbered limited editions from an original image created by the artist.
•Sculpture and 3-D Mixed Media: Original, free-standing works incorporating any materials that are carved, modeled, constructed or cast are included in this category.
•Wood: Original woodworks that are hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved are accepted in this category. Does not include furniture.

Edgewater Arts Festival

Most media is eligible: paint on canvas, sculpture, functional, wearable, wood, mixed, photography, etc.

Artisan Market at Hornbaker Gardens

Fine art in varied mediums

2016 Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Participation is open to all fine art. All work represented must be of an original concept executed and designed by the artist in attendance. The Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts reserves the right to remove any and all works deemed not suitable at the time of the festival. It also reserves the right to select or invite other applicants in order to ensure a balance of medium. The Festival of the Arts reserves the right to refuse any application at their discretion and refund the artist booth fee. Any Artist not conforming to the Show Rules will be removed; no fees will be refunded after July 10th.

The following mediums are to be included in each show: ceramics, drawing, fiber non-functional, fiber wearable, paper non-functional, furniture, glass, jewelry, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, wood, mixed media, collage, photography, and printmaking. Prints in limited editions are allowed, and must be hand signed and numbered.

Individual consideration of any media not listed will be given upon request. No work which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated pieces, or assembly line technique will be allowed.

Artists are responsible for their own tents, display tables and related materials.

West End Art Festival

The following mediums are accepted in each show: ceramics, drawing, fiber non-functional, fiber functional, paper non-functional, furniture, glass, jewelry, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, wood, mixed media, collage, photography, and printmaking. If you work in a medium not listed above, please contact us for consideration to apply to the event.


Ceramics, custom jewelry, drawings, floral, graphics, leather, paintings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, textiles, or woodworking all crafted by the artist.

Spring Festival, An Arts And Crafts Affair

Handcrafted arts and crafts

Palos Park Fine Arts Fair

Painting, glass, sculpture, wood, fine art jewelry, fine art photo, mixed media, clay/ceramics, digital art

Director, Arts Center

Oil/acrylic paintings, watercolor, pastels, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, photography, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, drawings, glass, lithography, mixed media, paper, printmaking, wood, other.

Arts & Nature ~ On the River


Art on the Fox

Art on the Fox seeks fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists. All works must have been completed in the last two years. Open to all artists 18 years and older.

Artist Applications Now Being Accepted for The 2016 American Craft Exposition 03/11/2016