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Call for Artists - 2020 Brookside Art Annual - apply now through January 2nd

2019 Brookside Art Annual Award WinnerArtist applications for the 35th Brookside Art Annual are open through midnight, January 2, 2020. The deadline for the $35 early jury fee is December 15, 2019, so don’t delay. Missed the early bird registration - no worries. Jury fees for December 16th through January 2nd are $40. And for those of you that work in multiple mediums, or display different lines of work, multiple applications are accepted. So apply today!

The 2020 Art Annual is Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd. The show is Kansas City’s first outdoor art show of the year, attracts a lot of buyers and arts enthusiasts, and is ranked amongst the best in the nation each year. The show draws upwards of 70,000 people from all over the metropolitan area to the Brookside shopping district for the three-day event. The show is also recognized by participating artists for its focus on art (we’re an art show, not a festival), large attraction, volume of sales, and hospitality (we work hard to make your experience great while you’re our guests).

Each year over a 180 of the top artists from around the country are selected to participate. Our jurying process ensures top-quality artists, while being fair and keeping the show fresh. Artists are selected through a blind jury process, meaning no favorites here. To ensure new perspectives from year to year, we draw three new jurors from a pool of museum curators, gallery owners, professional artists and art educators. Our process yields an outstanding show with artists from across the country and at all stages of their careers. One thing is for sure - you can't be selected if you don't apply. So apply today to be part of our unique and wonderful annual art experience captured in the video below!

Thank you to TheUnseenStars.com for production and permission to post this video.

2019 Brookside Art Annual Award WinnerApply through ZAPP before midnight, January 2nd in one or more of the following categories. Visit ZAPP for more details, rules and regulations.

Clay - Art objects, either functional or decorative of earthenware, porcelain, or tile, made by shaping and then firing. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Digital - Pictures made with the assistance of computers. Computer graphics are often made with software called drawing, painting, illustrating and photographic programs or applications.Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing/Pastels - Drawings are works on paper using pencil, crayon, ink, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other marking media.

Fiber - Includes artwork from fibers such a basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine-screened patterns or miscellaneous forms of mass production are permitted.

Glass - Glass works that are functional or decorative by design and are kiln formed or crafter by glass blowing, molding or casting. Works may be etched or engraved.

Jewelry - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals. All jewelry, produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials should apply in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is permitted.

Metal - Creating artwork through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals.

2019 artist interviewTwo-Dimensional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: Paint, pencil, watercolor, photography, printmaking or drawing.

Three-Dimensional Mixed Media - Works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production. Works should include more than one of the following: clay work, fiber, glass, metal, wood, or any other 3-D objects.

Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, with oil and or acrylic paint or sticks.

Painting: Watercolor - Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

Photography - Process of capturing images of objects by the action of light, then printing the images, by chemical or digital means, onto a flat surface. Negatives must be the artist’s original and processed either by the artist or under his/her direct supervision.

Printmaking/Graphics - Printmaking is a transfer process of producing original art, usually in multiples. It involves creating a drawing or other composition on a surface other than paper, from transfer to paper through the use of a press or through impressions made by hand.

Sculpture - three dimensional works done in any medium.

Wood - Art objects, either functional or decorative hand tooled or machine worked, turned or carved.

For more information about these categories, the 2020 Brookside Art Annual, rules or how to apply visit ZAPP.