FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2012
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival jury will choose the 2012 event artists at a two-day public meeting Feb. 4-5 at the Westin Columbus, 310 S. High Street. The 51st Anniversary of the Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will take place June 1, 2 & 3 at the Riverfront of downtown Columbus.
Jury panelists will review 1030 artist applications from across the country to determine the approximately 230 artists who will be invited to participate in this year’s event, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The jury will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 5.
The jurors for the 2012 Columbus Arts Festival are: Adam Brouillette (OH), Executive Director of Wonderland; Nicario Jimenez (FL), a 3D Mixed Media artist; Susan Li O’Connor (OH), Columbus Collect of Art and Design Foundation Studies department; Marty Shuter, art instructor; Janis Mars Wunderlich (OH), Ceramic Artist. To see full bios click here.
Artists will be chosen in the following categories: 2D Mixed Media; 3D Mixed Media; Clay; Digital Art; Drawing & Pastels; Fiber; Glass; Jewelry; Leather; Metal; Painting; Photography; Printmaking & Graphics; Sculpture; Wood; and the Emerging Artist Program.
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 knowing the artists’ names or hometown. The top scores, allowing for a balanced show across mediums, are invited to participate in the Festival. To attend all or part of the jury, please RSVP to Shana Scott, Columbus Arts Festival Coordinator, at 614-221-8569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are American Electric Power, State Auto, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, Fahlgren, Glazer’s, Heineken, Live! Technologies, Mobile Expeditions, OSU Urban Arts Space and The Westin. Media sponsors includeAlive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5FM, WMNI/Classic Hits 103.9 FM.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
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