Florida’s natural environment and its way of life is the theme for the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council’s third annual Art of the River art show and festival at South Florida State College (DeSoto Campus).
The event date is Saturday, Feb 7. Opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, Feb. 6.
Applications must be received by Saturday, Jan. 17. There is no jury-in process: the council requests your application in advance so it may have your paperwork ready for you when you bring your artwork. You will be notified of non-acceptance only if the number of entries exceeds our display capacity.
All entries must depict our Florida natural environment and/or way of life. Examples of unacceptable work would be mountains, snow scenes, etc. If in doubt, email photos of your work. Photographic entries must be accompanied by digital files of approximately 1 MB.
All entry fees are returned to artists in the form of awards. Last year, $1,650 was given in awards, plus many of the show sponsors purchased artwork with the “Art Bucks” they received from the council.
There are two dates for delivering your artwork to the college—Friday, January 30, 12 to 4 p.m. or Monday, February 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Indoor and outdoor booth space is available for a nominal fee. Artists may have their indoor spaces open during the reception.
Attendance at the reception and festival is not mandatory.Work that is not sold may be picked up at close of festival, or Monday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Click HERE for an application. Click HERE for the two-page brochure and prospectus.
For further information, contact the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, 863-703-0373, visit their website , or contact them by email.