2015 Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization Call for Artists

The 2015 Rise Up Festival – Celebrating Revitalization is happening August 21, 2015 on Washington Avenue between 16th and 17th streets directly in front of our office at 1627 Washington Avenue. Artists, this is your call! Please take the time to review the call and enter the Art Show.

This is a fine art and fine craft Show. At Rise we connect key groups working to revitalize communities and neighborhoods in the Greater St. Louis area. The festival is part of our continuing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of the revitalization of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our work provides invaluable connections that have a positive and lasting impact on people, the neighborhoods they live in, the economy and the region.

The Rise Up Festival Art Show will feature 30 artists from the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, a main stage with music from The Dirty Muggs, Bottoms Up Blues Gang and Jeramiah Johnson Band. The festival will also offer children’s activities, street performers, and yummy treats from some of St. Louis’ best food trucks.

Festival Date: Friday, August 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm to 10:00pm (music and food will go to 11 pm)
Location: 1627 Washington Ave. between 16th and 17th Streets
Important Dates:
Application Deadline – May 29, 2015
Jurying – June 3, 2015
Artist Notified of Acceptance – June 10, 2015.

Categories: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing and Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood

Entry Instructions:
There is a $10 non-refundable jury fee payable through PayPal (whether you have a PayPal account or not) or by mailing your jury fee check to Rise, 1627 Washington Avenue St., St. Louis, MO 63103. Checks should be made payable to Rise. Images will not be eligible for jury consideration until the application and payment have been received by Rise. The booth fee is $75 and payable at time of acceptance to the show.

Artists applying to the Rise Up Festival Art Show must live in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Artists will be required to check in on-site prior to set-up. Please do not apply if you cannot remain at the show throughout the scheduled hours.

Artists must submit a total of 5 images for jurying, 4 images representative of the artist’s work to be exhibited, 1 of the artist’s booth display. A total of 30 artists will be selected during the jury process. A reserve list of additional artists will be selected from the submitted entries.

All decisions are final. We reserve the right to refuse any application. All work exhibited must be comparable to work shown in submitted images. Show Management reserves the right to ask that any work that is inconsistent with the juried subject be removed. Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands. Commercial studios involved in multiple or volume production will not be considered for the show. Artists may sell prints of their original artwork. Rise reserves the right to use accepted artist images for promotional purpose only.

Jurying will take place June 3, 2015. Jurying is conducted by a panel of experienced arts industry professionals and is based solely upon the quality of work as illustrated in submitted digital images. The same jury panel will be on-site to judge the Art Show. One artist will be selected for the Best in Show award. The winning artist will receive $150 cash, their images will be on display on the Rise website for one year and they will be invited to return the following year, exempt from the jury process.

Each artist is provided a 10’x10′ booth space. All work exhibited must be limited to the 10’x10′ space. Only one booth is available per artist. A small storage space will be provided at the back of the booth. Artists will receive access to electrical service, no generators are permitted. Artists are responsible for providing all display booths, racks, tables, light fixtures and associated display equipment and supplies. Please make sure you bring enough weights to secure your tent in the event of strong winds or storms.

Off-duty City of St. Louis Police officers will provide security; however, Rise is not responsible for any damage that may occur to work, equipment or other material due to rain, wind, fire, theft, etc.

The art show component of the Rise Up Festival will be managed by Cultural Festivals, producers of the Saint Louis Art Fair. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Lerick or Laura Miller at
314-863-0278 or [email protected].

Please enter via the EntryThingy form below.