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Call for Artists, Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts

2012 Rising Sun Festival of Arts and Crafts

The extended deadline to apply for the 4th annual Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts is June 15.

The deadline for entry for the 2012 Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts has been extended until June 15. The fourth annual event will take place Sept. 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm along the scenic waterfront in downtown Rising Sun, IN.

The event supports and showcases regionally acclaimed artists by offering the public the opportunity to meet artists and to view and purchase fine art while sampling Indiana Wineries. The Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Commission has a goal of making their festival one of the top indoor/outdoor fine art fairs in the Southeastern region of Indiana. The festival will be held along the Ohio River in Rising Sun’s Historic Main Street District.

Applications are now being accepted through zapplication.org for juried selection. The non-refundable cost of jurying is $15. Painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, and glass are just a few of the categories available in the festival.

There will be over $8,000 in awards including a $1,500 Best of Show, and a $1,000 First Place, $700 Second Place, and $500 Third Place in 2-D, 3-D and Digital/Photography. Four $100 honorable mentions will also be awarded amongst the combined three categories.

Volunteer booth sitters, along with a Sept. 15 awards dinner, hospitality area, and music will be available during this annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

Information, rules, guidelines, booth information, and other categories are listed on the risingsunartfestival.org website. Artists and other interested parties may e-mail info@risingsunartfestival.org with any questions or additional information.

Information can also be obtained by contacting the Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Commission at 888.776.4786. The Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts is also on Facebook.

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Written by : Kendal is the executive director of Switzerland County Tourism in Vevay, IN. She also works as a freelance writer/photographer and in PR/Marketing for Frames, Phrases, and Photography by Kendal, LLC. An Indiana Artisan, Kendal was selected as a 2012 Lt. Governor Becky Skillman Hoosier Women Artist winner. She has received awards for both writing and photography from the Woman's Press Club of Indiana and the National Federation of Press Women.