The Columbus Arts Festival jury chose the Festival artists at a two-day public meeting January 26-27, 2019 at the Westin Downtown Columbus. Jury panelists reviewed approximately 1,000 artist applications from across the country to determine the 260-285 who would be invited to participate in the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival.
Artists were chosen in the following categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal (non-sculptural), Painting, Photography & Digital Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood, and for the ninth year, a category for Emerging Artists. Each year, artists who wish to be considered for the Festival apply through ZAPPlication™, an online application tool, by submitting four digital images of their work and one image of their booth display. A jury panel selected by the GCAC staff conducts a blind jury process, where jurors review the artists’ images and technical statements without seeing any personal information. The top scores, allowing for a balanced show across mediums, are invited to participate in the Festival.
2019 Columbus Arts Festival Jurors
Celeste Malvar-Stewart (Fiber)
Kendra Roberts (Jewelry)
Michael Bush (Painting)
Greer Pagano (Curator)
Chris Casella (Photography)