Call to Artists: Carousel Fine Craft Show 2017
Tennessee’s hand-made legacy continues…
Kingsport, TN – The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport, in partnership with Tennessee Craft: Northeast, is calling all artists and craftsmen who wish to participate in the East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia’s premier juried fine craft show: The 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show. The fine craft show will be held from March 24 to 26, 2017, with a preview party on March 24.
The application deadline for artists who would like to be juried is October 1, 2016. The jurying process will finish on November 4, 2016. Only those artists that are chosen by the juror will be invited to the show. All artists must go through the jury process.
The 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show is open to professional craftspeople and artists in a variety of media that will exhibit and sell their own work. Media categories include clay, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, manmade materials, metal, mixed media, natural materials, painting/drawing, paper, photography and wood. Live demonstrations are encouraged and celebrated at the show.
This year we are adding cash prizes: Best of Show: $300, 1st Runner up: $150, 2nd Runner up: $100. Free carousel rides will be given to each prize winner.
The fine craft show will be held at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market, a historic setting that provides a unique backdrop for events. The Farmer’s Market is located adjacent to the Kingsport Carousel.
Admission for the Friday preview party is $35 per person and includes a weekend pass. Admission to the show is $3. Free carousel rides will be given to each ticket holder.
New for 2017: Applications will be processed online using ZAPP®. ZAPP® enables individual artists to apply online to multiple art shows through one central website, ZAPPlication.org. The online application process also allows artists to directly upload digital images of their artwork for jury review. The result is that all artwork in the system is in a consistent, high-quality, digital format. The digital images are presented to the jurors of each show and the system allows them to score online. ZAPP® provides technical support to artists free of charge.
The application deadline is October 1, 2016. Application and prospectus for artists are available at www.EngageKingsport.com
The guest juror for the 5th Annual Carousel Fine Craft Show 2017 is Anita DeAngelis, MFA. Anita DeAngelis joined the faculty at East Tennessee State University in 1994. She is Associate Dean for the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. DeAngelis is the founding director of Mary B. Martin School of the Arts, currently presenting its eighth season of visual and performing arts events. Her previous teaching positions include Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and Texas A&M-Commerce in Texas. She received her MFA from Arizona State University (printmaking), her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin (studio art), and she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine.
She has taught drawing, color theory, 2-D design, printmaking, book arts, and a specialized course on the art of the Appalachian region. Anita’s art work includes drawing, hand-made books, printmaking, and letterpress printing, and her most recent work includes drawings of rescued dogs. Her work explores marking systems, depictions of volume and light, and layering color and textures to achieve rich surface qualities. She lives in Elizabethton, Tennessee with her husband and retired racing greyhounds.
For questions on the show, application or jurying process, please contact William Stephanos, Director Carousel Fine Craft Show at 423-392-8414 or stephanos@KingsportTN.gov.