Art on the Commons is now accepting artist submissions for its 28th annual festival. Organized by Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 11 am until 5 pm at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Free to the public,Art on the Commons is one of the region’s most popular summer fine arts festivals, drawing a regional audience of over 7,000 in one day.
This festival’s three-person jury features some of the most talented artists and art appreciators in the region. The 2016 panel includes Thom Meyer, a photographer, Kettering Arts Council member and community arts advocate; Scott Huntington, director of the Columbus Arts Festival; and Amy Deal, a painter and collage artist based in Dayton.
Artists may submit their fine arts and fine crafts for jurying into the festival through March 31,2016. Media categories include ceramics, digital art, fiber/leather, glass, jewelry, metals/stone, mixed media, painting, photography, works on paper and wood. All artist participants must be juried, no exceptions. All works must be of original design and produced by hand. No kits,handicrafts, or manufactured items will be accepted for jurying or displayed in the booths. Only individual artists may submit work. Submissions by retail outlets or galleries are not eligible.
All submissions must be made online at www.zapplication.org. Five images – four representing the artists’ work and one representing a booth display – are required. A $20 entry fee is due at the time of submission. Artists will be notified of jurying results by May 2, 2016. Art on the Commons is sponsored in part by the City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts with support from the Kettering Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For additional information about Art on the Commons, call Rosewood Arts Centre at (937) 296-
0294, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.playkettering.org/aotc.