Call for artists: 42nd annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

Applications will be reviewed by three jurors of regional or national prominence for acceptance into the Festival. Accepted work will then be judged by a juror of national prominence on Sat., March 4, beginning at 9 a.m.

A non-refundable administrative fee of $40 must accompany the application. If an artist is accepted into the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, a $350 exhibition fee applies for standard booths, and $475 is required for a corner location. Artists submitting an application should read the complete list of festival rules, as failure to follow these rules may disqualify artists for awards and admission to future shows.

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The 42nd annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is now accepting applications from artists to exhibit at the festival, which will return to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa on March 3-4, 2012. Cash prizes totaling $74,500 will be awarded.

Artists who are interested in applying are required to submit four images and an application through by Sept. 25.

Entry categories include ceramic, mixed media, digital, drawing, painting, fiber, photography, sculpture, glass, watercolor, jewelry and wood.

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