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Columbus Arts Festival to Hold Public Jury Process to Select 2013 Visual Artists

January 18, 2013

Contact: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   

January 18, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival jury will choose the 2013 event artists at a two-day public meeting February 9 and 10 at the Westin Columbus, 310 S. High Street. The Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable will take place June 7, 8 & 9 at the city’s Downtown Riverfront and Scioto Mile Park.

Jury panelists will review more than 1,000 artist applications from across the country to determine the more than 270 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 9 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10.

The jurors for the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival are: Mary H. Gray, director of the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery; Sherrie Riley Hawk, owner of several successful commercial and nonprofit art galleries in Columbus; Jennifer Johnson, recently retired director of the Columbus Cultural Arts Center; Marty Kalb, an artist  and professor emeritus of fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan University; and Dawson R. Kellogg, artist and professor of art at the Columbus College of Art & Design.   To see full bios please visit www.columbusartsfestival.org.

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 sscott@gcac.org.

Festival Hours:  Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.

For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are Adept Marketing, American Electric Power Foundation, Bic, Blue Moon, Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, FlyColumbus.com, Glazer’s, Hollywood Casino, Huntington, Jeni’s Ice Cream, La-Z-Boy, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU Public Media, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5, Mix 107.9 & Rewind 103.5/104.3.


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, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide 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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