Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts in Bartlett, the local arts council in this thriving community 35 miles northwest of Chicago, presents Bartlett’s only juried fine arts and fine crafts show, which prides itself on presenting high-quality, yet affordable works in this highly anticipated free annual event.
This year the show will be part of Bartlett Heritage Days, a community festival in quaint, downtown Bartlett. The 9th Annual Arts Festival will be in the new Town Center with a fountain, nearby restaurants and a new piece of public art to be dedicated during the festival. Our famous artist breakfast will be served both mornings in the Center for the Arts one-half block away, which will also serve as an artist lounge. Children’s art and 2 live music locations round out this two-day event.
Fine art and fine crafts are still the dominant part of this fair: paintings, drawings/printmaking, sculpture, fiber, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood and mixed media. The jury will be looking for creative excellence and originality. In keeping with the Heritage Days theme, a new category is being added: traditional folk art and crafts. Examples in this category are handmade toys, gourd art, baskets, leather, metalwork, quilts, weaving, candles and other items that bring back skills from the past. Judges will be looking for hand-crafted work, made from quality materials, with evidence of personal imagination and innovation. Artists in this category are encouraged to demonstrate their craft.
No kits, items made from kits, imports or manufactured art permitted. Commercial reproductions (editions of 300 or less) may be included in your exhibit if they do not exceed 50% of the total display and if they are clearly marked as reproductions. Final interpretation of commercial status will be made by jurors.
A 10 x 10 ft. space is allotted to each artist or group of artists with 2 ft. on either side of the space. All artists must supply their own booth structures, as well as display boards, tables and chairs.
April 1: Postmark deadline for paper applications ($40 jury fee)
April 15: Deadline for ZAPP applications ($25 jury fee)
May 1: Early bird space fee due for Invited jury-exempt artists ($100)
March 25: Online application deadline
May 16: Jurying completed and artists notified
June 1: Early bird booth fee payment due for juried artists (single $100; groups $150)
After June 1: Booth payment fee single $125; groups $175.
August 1: Last day for cancellation refund
paintings, drawings/printmaking, sculpture, fiber, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood and mixed media, contemporary crafts, traditional crafts, folk art
Applications are on www.zapplication.org. A paper application is an alternative for those who are unable to process slides digitally and/or upload images.and can be downloaded at www.artsinbartlett.org, or by contactiing firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-372-4152 All work must be an original design and created by the artist, who must be age 18 or older.