Wooster Arts Jazz Fest seeks applications from artists for juried fine arts festival, Saturday, September 15, 2012, Historic Downtown Wooster, Ohio
The 2012 Wooster Arts Jazz Fest, a growing juried fine arts festival in historic downtown Wooster, is currently accepting applications from artists interested in participating in this year’s festival. The Wooster Arts Jazz Fest will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the square in Wooster. The deadline for artist applications is July 13, 2012. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email on August 3, 2012.
In its ninth year, this event is free and open to the public, and will feature more than 50 artists, along with free children’s activities, live musical entertainment, a traditional New Orleans style parade, and a mouth-watering selection of gourmet food provided by local restaurants.
All artists may register online by visiting the Juried Art Services (JAS) website at www.juriedartservices.com or artists may fill out the artist prospectus and mail it to:
Wooster Arts Jazz Fest
377 W. Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691.
Entries must be postmarked by July 13, 2012. JAS offers digital jurying services to museums, craft shows, and art festivals. They provide complete services for managing all aspects of the application process, including portfolio management, online applications, digital jurying, and digital slide conversion.
JAS starts with the online application system, which allows applicants create an account in the portfolio management system and apply to shows online. The system also provides show administrators with the tools to manage the entire juried art show process. Artists may enter a variety of media, including: ceramics, digital art, drawing, enamel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood. All work exhibited must be the original work of the artists.
Awards for artists will be judged by independent, on-site jurors beginning at 11 a.m., and ribbons will be awarded at 2 p.m. Best of show will be awarded $600, Best Booth will receive $175, and seven Juror’s Awards of $175 each will also be awarded.
Services to artists will include both sitters, a hospitality area with refreshments, a regional marketing campaign, a program and map including artists’ names and booth space, and free promotional postcards that will be available in advance to artists. This fine arts festival is presented through a partnership of the Main Street Wooster Inc., Rotary Club of Wooster, Wayne Center for the Arts and the Wooster City Schools.
About Wooster Arts Jazz Fest
In its ninth year, the Wooster Arts Jazz Fest 2012 will feature nearly 50 artists, along with children’s activities, music, and gourmet food. This free festival, which draws visitors from throughout the Northeast Ohio region, will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. in historic downtown Wooster. The mission of the event is to promote arts and education in the community and economic development in downtown Wooster through a quality arts event.
About Wooster, Ohio
Wooster, OH is located 55 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH; 90 miles northeast of Columbus, OH; and 35 miles west of Akron, OH. The WAJF takes place on the square in historic downtown Wooster, Ohio, at the intersection of Liberty and Market Streets.