Opportunities Now for Artists in 2019 at Valley Art Center
Are you an Art by the Falls artist? Valley Art Center gears up for season 36!
The call to entry is open for submissions to Valley Art Center’s 2019 Art by the Falls, an outdoor fine arts and contemporary crafts festival that the center has been bringing to the community every June for over three decades. Every year the event draws thousands of patrons to the banks of the Chagrin River in historic Chagrin Falls. This year, the festival is scheduled for June 8 and 9. The show is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The show features approximately 120 painters, potters, fiber artists and other fine craftspeople. Categories include Textiles, Glass/Enamel, Photography/Prints, Wood/Metal/Sculpture, Jewelry, Painting/Drawing, Ceramics, Other/Mixed Media. Awards are given every year for Best of Show; First, Second and Third Place in 2D and 3D; and Honorable Mentions.
Submissions are accepted at valleyartcenter.org/abf-cte. The deadline for entries is Friday, February 22, at 4:00pm. The non-refundable entry fee is $40. Artists who entered the competition will receive notice of jury results on March 1. Following acceptance to Art by the Falls, booth fees are due by March 23. Fees range from $250 for a 10′ x 10′ tent to $450 for a 10′ x 20′. Become a Valley Art Center member to receive a discount on the booth fee. Individual membership is $35. Application to Art by the Falls constitutes a commitment to show for the duration of the festival, rain or shine.
Go to valleyartcenter.org/abf for more information about Valley Art Center’s Art by the Falls.
In 2019, Valley Art Center continues its three-year series of exhibits exploring concepts of identity through three different themes: People, Places and Things. The second exhibit focuses on “places.” Artists are encouraged to explore the concept of identity as it pertains to place as a unique location or as a location with strong meaning for the artist. Artists may interpret the concept of identity in their own terms and may approach this call through any media and style. For more information, visit valleyartcenter.org/identity-places-cte.
The natural world provides a constant source of inspiration. In early spring 2019, Valley Art Center invites artists to observe the beauty of nature and explore ways to conserve it. All mediums and styles are eligible. Artists are encouraged to visit valleyartcenter.org for more information.
OBSERVATION/CONSERVATION CALL TO ENTRY OPENS | DECEMBER 21
EARLY BIRD ART & CRAFT SHOW CALL TO ENTRY OPENS | JANUARY 2
IDENTITY: PLACES CALL TO ENTRY CLOSES | JANUARY 4
ART BY THE FALLS CALL TO ENTRY CLOSES | FEBRUARY 22
ART BY THE FALLS JURY RESULTS | MARCH 1
OBSERVATION/CONSERVATION CALL TO ENTRY CLOSES | MARCH 8
ART BY THE FALLS BOOTH FEES DEADLINE | MARCH 23
Valley Arts Center
155 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022