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Sierra Art Trails 2024 Call for Artists

Update: This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to apply for the Sierra Art Trails 2024 Open Studio Tour is quickly approaching on June 3rd, 2024. We encourage you to take advantage of this prestigious event celebrating 21 years of artistic excellence.

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The Call for Artists for the 21st Annual Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour is OPEN. We are thrilled to share 21 years of artistic excellence with our artists, patrons, and supporters. If you have questions about the application or the exhibit, please call 559-683-5551 or email admin@sierraarttrails.org

A loyal audience eagerly anticipates Sierra Art Trails. Visitors are welcome to explore our communities, meet the artists in person, and purchase works directly from them.

Why Should You Participate?

As an artist, there are many reasons to participate in this prestigious event. This exhibit is the largest art event in our area, showcasing a wide range of fine art and fine craft. It takes place in communities throughout Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. The region encompassed by the show includes Oakhurst, Coarsegold, North Fork, Yosemite Lakes Park, and communities along Highway 49 from Ahwahnee to Mariposa. The show takes place in artists’ studios, homes, art galleries, wineries, and other businesses.

Image of past years Sierra Art Trails catalogs.The tour catalog features participating artists, including a month-long Preview Exhibit. They will also benefit from an extensive advertising campaign. While successful sales are important, the promotional exposure alone is worth the cost of participation. Networking opportunities, offers to participate in other exhibits, and post-show sales often result from showcasing your work during Sierra Art Trails.

When Does It Take Place?

Sierra Art Trails 2024 will take place over two weekends, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4th – 6th and 11th – 13th. Artists can elect to show any number of days, from only one to all six days of the event.  Each artists show dates are in the exhibit catalog.

The cost to participate as an artist is only $150 USD, with just $25 due when applying and the $125 balance due upon acceptance. The exhibit prospectus is available on our website at https://sierraarttrails.org//sierra-art-trails-prospectus/. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2024.

Who Can Participate?

Image of a beautiful calla lily with slender green stem.Sierra Art Trails is open to visual artists and artisans working in all media, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, papermaking, woodcarving, digital art, jewelry, textile arts, and art glass. We do not accept mass-produced crafts, gift items, etc.

Sierra Art Trails is open to both local artists and artists from outside the area. Artists with studios located in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties are welcome to show in their home studios and share their show sites with others. Our planning committee will work with artists who do not have access to a suitable show site to help them find a location to exhibit their work.

Please note that artists must be present to participate. Meeting the artists and learning how and why they create is an important aspect of the show. Artists must be present at their sites from 10 am to 5 pm on the days they choose to exhibit.

If you have questions, please contact us by phone at (559) 658-8844 or email us at info@sierraarttrails.org.

You can also visit us on the web at www.sierraarttrails.org to learn more about this exciting event.

Image of the Sierra Art Trails logo.

This article was originally published on 4-4-2024

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