Applications are due by December 1, 2022. Jury of Emerging and new artist or gallery applicants will be completed by December 20th and those artists will be notified. Email invoices for participation fees will be sent to all artists January 1st with payments due January 31, 2023.
Each artist and gallery receives a page on the tour website with site specific information and a slideshow of work, as well as their location shown on our website tour map. We will be mailing oversized post cards to our mailing list and creating a downloadable/printable brochure/map that will be on our website and available at artist locations during the tour. Post cards are mailed to approximately 12,000 addresses of past patrons and an additional 4,000 are distributed by participating artists and local businesses, visitor's centers, art festivals, and art organizations. Additionally, the tour is promoted in print ads, TV and radio promotions, local chamber promotions and social media. Each artist is expected to provide a mailing list for the tour mailing and to distribute promotional materials to potential attendees. Lastly, the tour operates a mobile app providing tour information, details on the locations participating and map navigation to those locations. Download the app 'Bluff County Studio Art Tour' from your app store to check it out (it's important to enable location services for the mapping to function properly)
Each artist shall provide 6-10 high res. 300dpi photos with a maximum of 1920 px on the longest side. These photos will be used to jury new and emerging artists, for the artist's info page on our website, print materials and ad design as well as social media promotions.
Quality photographs are extremely important. The majority of photos should be of artist's current work, however please also include 1-2 photos of the artist working.
Images should be titled with the Gallery name or artist's last name and image number (ex. - Pariseau1). If you have a preference what photo is used for the featured image, use name & "feature" (ex. - PariseauFeature). If you don't have a preference, our graphoic designer will select a photo they feel fits best with the design need.