Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wells Street Art Festival Press Release

Call for college & high school artists
2013 Wells Street Art Festival Announces
NEW "Student Artists' Showcase" 
Works of up to 10 students to be featured at iconic annual art fest on June 8-9.

CHICAGO—October 2012—Calling all aspiring student artists! The Wells Street Art Festival—one of the Midwest's largest and most prestigious juried fine art fairs—will introduce a new Student Artists' Showcase at the 2013 fest. The works of up to 10 promising local high school and/or college students selected in advance by a jury will be spotlighted at the event set for Saturday/Sunday, June 8-9.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 15. Teachers must sign off on student entries.

Celebrating its 39th year in 2013, the Wells Street Art Festival is sponsored by the Old Town Merchants & Residents Association. It features the works of more that 250 artists on Wells Street between North Avenue and Division Street in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.

Fest organizers say the new Student Artists' Showcase will provide promising students with a unique opportunity to exhibit their works in a professional venue as well as interact with established artists and experience the juried art process.

The artwork of the selected student artists will be spotlighted in a newly-created tented area within the fest. In addition, on-site jurors will select three winners. Besides bragging rights (and a resume-builder), the first place student recipient will receive $300; second place $200; and third place $100.

Students can submit entries in 10 juried mediums: 2-D Mixed Media; 3-D Mixed Media & Sculpture; Ceramics; Digital Art; Functional Art; Glass; Jewelry; Painting; Photography; and Works on Paper.

Complete Student Artists' Showcase rules, regulations and the application form can be downloaded from Questions should be directed to Joanna Bielecki at 773-584-6631.

Old Town Merchants & Residents Association
1520 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610 | 312-951-6106

Please navigate to Lillstreet's Home Page to download the application.  Good luck!

No comments:

Post a Comment