Riverside Festival Seeks Artists for 2015 Event

Jun 18th, 2015Press Release from Easton Main Street Initiative

Easton, PA – June 18, 2015. Attention fine artists and fine craftspeople: The 19th annual Riverside Festival of the Arts is just around the corner, Saturday and Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2015. It takes place in downtown Easton along the scenic banks of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. The Festival continues to host more juried artists and fine craftspeople each year.

Exhibiting juried artists compete to win $1600 in prizes based on workmanship and presentation. Plein air art contestants receive a canvas and have the opportunity to create a piece over the weekend and win $1000 in prizes.

Last year’s Festival included 80 juried artists and artisans. Prizes are awarded in two categories: Fine Arts: including painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking, photography and sculpture; and Fine Crafts: featuring jewelry, mosaic, fabric and fiber, stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, clay work, and plenty more.

Riverside Festival of the Arts is currently accepting applications for this September’s event. Applications can be found at EastonRiversideFest.org or eastonArts.org, or call 610.438.4772 to obtain one by mail. All juried artist and crafter applications must be received by August 31, 2015.

Contestants for the 6th annual Plein Air Art Contest may enter now, or right up to the actual event. The $10.00 entry fee reserves your canvas on Saturday. Find an inspired spot near the festival, and complete your plein air art by 3 PM on Sunday when it is exhibited in a “Plein Air Gallery” where the entries are judged. Three regional art expert judges pick the winning pieces: $500 -1st, $300 -2nd, and $200 -3rd prizes.

This year we are partnering with local oil painting artist and painted clouds-EXPERT, AdrianoFarinella.com. Dates and locations for the plein air art clinics will be announced on EastonRiversideFest.org in late July.

Admission to the festival is free to the public and, thanks to the generosity of Crayola, there are art projects available for children all weekend long too, so bring the kids!

The Festival attracts a couple thousand visitors who enjoy art, live music and downtown Easton’s creative vibe. If you are an artist, WE WANT YOU! Apply for a juried exhibition space or enter the non-juried plein air art contest. Be a part of Easton’s most creative weekend.


19th annual Riverside Arts Festival: ART * MUSIC * LITERATURE

For more information refer to www.EastonRiversideFest.com.
Like us: facebook/riversideArts.
Follow us: twitter.com/eastonRiverside
Contact: Carol Benner, Chairperson @ 610.438.4772
The Riverside Festival of the Arts is a function of Arts Community of Easton, Inc. (ACE), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.



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