FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Arts Festival jury will choose the 2015 event artists at a two-day public meeting February 7 and 8 at the Westin Columbus, 310 S. High Street. The Columbus Arts Festival produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) will take place June 12, 13 & 14 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 Arts Council. The jury will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 7 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.
The jurors for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival are: Andrea Meyers, sculptor and adjunct instructor of Foundations/Fine Arts at the Columbus College of Art and Design; Dr. Janette Knowles, printmaker, Department Head of Art at Ohio Dominican University and director of the Wehrle Gallery; Kelly Malec-Kosak, jeweler and associate professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design; Eric Rausch, ceramicist and ceramic studio manager at the Cultural Arts Center; Daric M Gill, interdisciplinary artist, former instructor at CCAD and owner of Daric Gill Studios.
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 Arts Council, 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 Inal Elbeyli, Columbus Arts Festival coordinator, at (614) 221-8569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 14 from 11 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/ 224-2606 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 2015 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Piada Italian Street Food and Pepsi. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 and WCBE 90.5.
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. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
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