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Gloucester Arts Festival, May 20-27, 2017


​Middle Peninsula Artisan Trail artist Dorothy Fagan invites local artists to be part of the first Gloucester Arts Festival. Among the highlights are Plein Air Workshops and Symphony Under The Stars. Visit the website for all the details!

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Stratford Hall Annual Wine and Oyster Festival, September 16-17, 2017

Deadline: Aug 31, 2017

Stratford Hall would like to invite any Artisans Center of Virginia/Artisan Trail member to consider showing their work at the annual Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival. The festival is September 16-17 on the grounds of Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia. There is a discounted vendor fee for Virginia Artisan Trail members - see application link. All applications must be received by August 31, 2017.

The annual Wine and Oyster Festival is now the premier festival of its kind in Virginia. We would love for you to come to Stratford Hall where history, fun and the arts all come together!

Contact Name: Jon Bachman
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Contact Phone: 804-493-1972

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5th Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition, July 25–August 26, 2017

Deadline: June 1, 2017

The Bower Center for the Arts in historic Bedford announces their 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition. This year’s judge/juror is Halide Salam. Works will be accepted in numerous media including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, print-making, collage, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fabric, and glass (stained and fused).

Entry deadline is June 1, 2017.

This exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be original works (no reproductions) and created by the artists within the past three years and not been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center.

More information/application available here.

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Contact Phone: 540 - 586 - 4235

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23rd Annual Artisans Studio Tour, November 11 & 12, 2017

Deadline: June 5, 2017

The 23rd Annual Artisans Studio Tour is November 11 & 12, 2017, 10 - 5 PM. There will 40+ artisans in 20+ working studios in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. Artisans in glass, metal, fiber, basketry, iron are encouraged to join the Tour as guest artisans in current studios. Questions? Contact Nancy Ross

The deadline for jury submission has passed, however ACV Juried Artisans may join the Artisans Studio Tour without additional jurying. Due date: June 5, 2017. You may apply by filling out the Participation form.

Visiting the studios offers a unique opportunity to understand the working process of each artist. The Artisans Studio Tour was founded in 1994 by a group of Charlottesville area artisans to enhance the community’s awareness of professional artisans living and working in the region.

This year marks the 23nd year that artists will open their studios and collaborate to make a public showing of their work. All Tour artisans have gone through a rigorous approval process that ensures that the crafts are of the highest quality. The Tour initiated an emerging artisan program in 2016 to encourage younger artisans who are seeking
professional careers in their fields.

Contact Name: Nancy Ross
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Green Market at Stonefield

Deadline: Open Call

The Shops at Stonefield in Charlottesville is planning a twice weekly market. The market will be held on the lawn, under a large tent on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. We are committed to establishing a vibrant, community market that allows local producers the opportunity to provide goods directly to consumers.

In addition to local growers and food producers, the market is seeking local artisans.
The market fee is $25/market. Thursday’s market will feature musical entertainment and Saturday’s will have a calendar of events including entertainment, community outreach and other activities.

Contact Name: Tori Tremaglio
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 434-531-9646

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Colonial Beach Art Walk

Deadline: Open Call

Northern Neck Artisan Trail members Helen Burroughs, Jarretthor Fine Arts Gallery and Visions by Shirl invite artists to participate in the Colonial Beach Art Walk, the second Friday night of each month at two venues. There is no cost to the artist to exhibit and the Colonial Beach Artists Guild receives a 25% commission on any artwork sold. Please contact Helen Burroughs at 703-928-1776) with any questions.

Contact Name: Helen Burroughs
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Contact Phone: 703-928-1776

ACV Affiliate and Northern Neck Artisan Trail member Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville

Deadline: Open Call

ACV Affiliate and Northern Neck Artisan Trail member Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville, sells locally-crafted artisan wares in their “Heritage Arts Center” Gift shop. Over 75 local artists and craftspeople are currently consigned and they are looking for more. The Tavern Restaurant is onsite, keeping the same hours as the Gift Shop, attracting visitors for their breakfast, lunch and pub favorites, so patrons can eat a tasty meal and then shop. The hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and ntil 9 p.m. on Fridays (Pub Night), giving products exposure to shoppers five days a week. If you live and create on Virginia’s Northern Neck and are interested in consigning, email Corinne Becker

Contact Name: Corinne Becker
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ACV Affiliate and Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Artisan Trail member the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, Rocktown Gift Shoppe

Deadline: Open Call

ACV Affiliate and Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Artisan Trail member the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, Rocktown Gift Shoppe, is looking for new products such as scarves, jewelry or other forms of artisan work. $15 maximum wholesale price point accepted. Linesheet/pricelist required. Submit three photos of each type of product best illustrating the creative works. Upon acceptance Rocktown Gift Shoppe will schedule an appointment to review your work and confirm details of a wholesale purchase.

Contact Name: Courtney Magner
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ACV affiliate and Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Artisan Trail member the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, Rocktown Gift Shoppe

Deadline: Open Call

ACV affiliate and Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Artisan Trail member the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, Rocktown Gift Shoppe as a participating location for Harrisonburg’s First Fridays Downtown (1st Friday of every month) invites local artisans to showcase their artwork and promote their business for FREE. This event is promoted through social media and the Arts Council of the Valley website.

Contact Name: Courtney Magner
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ACV Affiliate member Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery

Deadline: Open Call

ACV Affiliate member Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery is looking for artists to participate in Art in the ‘Burg. Art in the ‘Burg is a new series of art fairs sponsored by the Williamsburg Arts District Association (WADA) and coordinated by Colonial Folk Art held in the heart of the newly formed Williamsburg Arts District. The first Art in the ‘Burg will be May 23 at 110 Bacon Ave., Williamsburg, Va. Subsequent fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other Saturday (bi-weekly) until Nov. 14. WADA is currently seeking Virginia artists and craftsmen, especially those from the Williamsburg region, to show and sell. Many forms of art welcomed including primitive, painting, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, etc. $25 fee for single artists with partial reimburesement upon completion of show.

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Contact Phone: 757-941-8926

ACV Affiliate and HeART and Soil of the Shenandoah Valley Artisan Trail Site, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro VA

Deadline: Open Call

ACV Affiliate and HeART and Soil of the Shenandoah Valley Artisan Trail Site, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro VA, is accepting new artisans for their gift shop. The shop at SVAC has been growing ever since we started it in 2010 and as an artisan you will get a chance to showcase and sell your work with a minimum time and financial commitment (20-40% commission and 3 hour volunteer shift) each month. SVAC takes care of all the sales and commissions. Your responsibilities are to, track your inventory, volunteer for SVAC, file and track your own sales tax. They are looking for all kinds of 3D works and individually wrapped prints and cards. Please submit up to three photos of each type of item that you make. For example, if you are a jeweler you would need to submit three photos of necklaces that show your style. They do not need an image of every single item you intend to exhibit. They are looking at examples of your craftsmanship and creativity. If you need to show scale, please use a quarter or dollar bill in the photo next to your work. After acceptance, SVAC will schedule an appointment for you to bring your work to SVAC and fill out inventory sheets, price your items, and schedule your volunteer time.

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CustomInk in Charlottesville, VA

Deadline: Open Call

CustomInk in Charlottesville, VA is seeking friendly and reliable individuals to help customers have a great experience with CustomInk as part of our dedicated Order Operations team. You will directly contribute to customer satisfaction with the timely preparation of artwork and supporting materials to ensure the execution of customer orders produces the best possible end result. If you are interested in becoming part of their Production Artist team, CLICK HERE to download information or contact them via their website.

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