Voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by southern Orange County’s finest artists. The 2016 show will run July 5 – August 31. Artists who would like to apply for the 2016 fine art show should submit three digital images per media and a completed application form to the Festival of Arts by October 30, 2015 (by 4pm). Applicants must apply online through the Festival’s website,https://www.foapom.com/apply/. For more information call 949-464-4234.
 
The Festival of Arts accepts applications from artists residing in the following cities: Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro), Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park.  Artists mustbe able to show that they have resided in one of the aforementioned cities for at least one year prior to October 30, 2015. Jurying fees are $50 per medium submitted. 

The jurors will score the submitted artwork based on quality, intention and content; excellence of craftsmanship; facility with media; excellence in the use of design elements; and professional presentation.

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS

The Festival of Arts is a non-profit organization whose proceeds support the arts and art education in and about Orange County. This prestigious juried art exhibition is Southern California’s oldest and most respected outdoor art show. Each summer the works of 140 accomplished artists are showcased to the public in a six-acre art haven. The event is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California. For general information visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or call (949) 494-1145.