page header: ArtsFest

sub-title: Love Art, Love Life
To submit your work, either paint, sculpture or photography/digital, go to the "Applications" page and print from there or Newsletter page and download the appropriate pdf application form. Instruction for mailing and submitting digital images of your work are included.

Artsfest is that part of the Lakewood Film, Arts and Book Festival that focuses on the fine arts of painting or creating art in nearly any medium, and the creation of fine art photography, including digital with modifications of virtually any degree.

Like all other aspects of the festival, Artsfest's mission is to discover local fine arts producers who would like an opportunity to exhibit their creations in a public forum. Most may not be interested in making their art a business but exhibiting and getting feedback (and an occasional sale) may be just the boost they need to continue working in the discipline of their choosing. It turns out there are many spare-room and garage artists in most towns building ever-growing collections of their art. Artsfest is an opportunity for them to be introduced to other artists and compete in hopes of earning recognition and a significant cash award.photo: Art cases for miniature art

As in the past there will be no need for hanging hardware attached to the backs of the two-dimensional work. The racks (right) were designed and built excusively for Lakewood's ArtsFest to allow for as many as 6 pieces of art to be placed on each of two racks set back-to-back per folding table. The art displays at an angle that enables viewers to comfortably examine the art without straining their necks.

Photo: display case for miniature artThe art category of Miniature Art was introduced in 2017. The maximum total size for the art and frame combination is 36 sq.in. There have been tales told of mini art vanishing during shows due to the ease with which such small pieces can be slipped under outer clothing. Due to the possibility of theft a new display case has been designed to make art theft more difficult. It has the capacity to display up to about 20 paintings and sculptures per case.

This year the competition of the fine arts segment will be judged by yet to be determined guest judge(s). In addition to judging the art, we will be seeking an artist willing to demonstrate his/her styles at a table in the atrium of the McGavick Conference Center during the 3-day run of the event. On Sunday, October 4, the artist(s) will take the stage for the final presentation of his/her painting process prior to the awards ceremony.

Contacts:
Art Questions: Shirley Petersen - spetersen2011@comcast.net - 253.582.8883
Photographic/Digital Questions: Ed Kane - lakewoodnews@harbornet.com. Text - 253-254-2851