Greetings from the Mississippi Delta! On behalf of the Crosstie Arts Council, I would like to formally invite you to participate in the 2019 Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival. For 50 years we have transformed the Bolivar County Courthouse lawn into a juried fine arts show featuring hundreds of exhibitors featuring paintings, sculpture, pottery, fabric and paper designs, hand-made furniture, jewelry, and much more. With a multitude of activities and live music surrounding the art, Crosstie attracts thousands of collectors and festival goers each year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I hope to see you in April! — Ann Franklin, President


ELIGIBILITY

With the exception of current members of the Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, or Arkansas Craftsman’s Guilds, who shall be accepted in their categories, all applicants must send slide or photo examples of their work for review. All applicants must contain the completed application, a check for the entry fee, and a legal-sized, stamped, self-addressed envelope for reply (if email is not available for confirmation). Acceptances will be sent in a timely manner.

RULES AND FEES

If accepted, our signed application is considered a commitment to show. There will be no refunds of entry fees.

Only original works by the exhibitor will be accepted for display and competition. Only work in listed categories may be exhibited. The Festival Committee reserves the right to limit the number of exhibitors in a category.

A fee of $75 ($50 student artist fee) reserves a 10’ by 12’ space and allows for competition pieces in any combination of the listed categories. All checks should be made payable to Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival.

Exhibitors who require electrical service must specify their needs in advance on the application form. Electrical service is limited and not guaranteed.

Exhibitors may report to the Crosstie Festival Booth on Friday at 1 pm or Saturday at 6 am for reserved space assignment. Exhibitors are responsible for any equipment necessary to display their work, which must be in place by the time the judging begins at 9 am.

An alternate location is secured for inclement weather.

Applications will be reviewed and accepted as long as space remains available; however, potential exhibitors should apply as soon as possible to ensure acceptance and location.

Exhibitors and guests will receive an invitation to Crosstie Patron’s Party on Friday night.

AWARDS

Best In Show
Purchase Prize ................................................ $1500
Crosstie will purchase your selected piece at this amount to keep in the Permanent Collection.

Category Prizes
1st Place ......................................................... $400
2nd Place ....................................................... $250
3rd Place ........................................................ $100
Total ............................................................. $5250

CATEGORIES

Artist participation will determine how many awards will be given, categories will receive awards at the discretion of the judges.

1. Paintings (All Media)
2. Drawings, Graphics, & Photography
3. Multimedia & Sculpture (2-D & 3-D)
4. Pottery
5. Crafts

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