2018 Applications start from February 26th for Artists, Plein Air and the Juried Arts Gallery.


Artists’ options to participate in the 22nd RFA event:

Exhibit Space

  • 10’x10’ Booth space – BYO tent or arrange for one to be rented from us
  • Tents must be weighed down properly with 40- 50lbs per pole min please. No personal Banners outside of tents.
  • All crafts 80% handmade or risk removal of items or from the show completely.

ACE Members: $75.00 till April 15th, $85.00 till Aug 15th, $95 till Sept 1st.

Non-Members: $135.00 till April 15th, $150.00 till Aug 15th, $160.00 till Sept 1st.


Juried Art Gallery* Awards Tent

  • Exhibiting Artists: $37/piece
  • Non-Exhibiting Artists: $37/piece
  • 15% of sales to RFA
  • There no guarantee that your piece will be accepted (fee is not refunded). You must send 3 photos your art to eastonriverside@gmail.
  • Entries accepted until August 31, 2018

Selected artists will be notified by September 4th 2018 via email. All accepted artists will receive on site information via email. Thank you.

If you wish to participate in the Juried Art Gallery your original art must be 36″ all around max, properly wired and ready to hang.  3D can be 3ft or more with stand appropriate for your work.

These art pieces are offered for sale – if you have an exhibit space(tent) your exhibit space is not judged. Only the art within the Juried Arts Awards Gallery will be judged and available for top prizes of:

Fine Art        Fine Craft

1st:  $600     1st: $600
2nd: $300     2nd: $300
3rd:  $100     3rd: $100

Plein Air Art Contest 2018

Plein air application click here

  • BYO canvas/board to have stamped
  • BYO supplies
  • $40.00 non refundable fee till 9/1 then $50.00 till 9/12. Please email Irina at eastonriverside@gmail.com for any issues.
  • Rain or Shine Event
  • Painting scene within festival vicinity only. Map given at registration.
  • Plein Air Cash Prizes:
  • ES 1st:  $1000
  • 2nd:  $300
  • 3rd:   $200

Paint/Draw Off – TBA

  • TBA to enter:  Sunday only Pop UP Draw offs! $200.00 in prizes!
  • See info booth on the day in Scott Park!
  • BYO art supplies/ we will supply draw off supplies. One topic will be painted/ drawn by all.

Maybe you wish to Volunteer/ or do a Demo!

We have many workshops in store this year.
Let us know your ideas and experience. Eastonriverside@gmail.com

Afters Volunteer Party with free amazing raffles for our volunteers!

Please help publicize the Riverside Festival on all your websites, mailings, and all social channels.

Thank you Artists of 2017:

Fine Arts: painting, drawing, pastel, printmaking, point ism, photography and sculpture.  Fine Crafts: jewelry, mosaic, fabric and fiber, stained, fused and blown glass, metalwork, woodwork, clay work and more.

 Kenneth Browne ~ Oil
Melanie Christopher ~ Fiber
Keith Shepherd ~ Airbrush
Melissa Benzinger McGlynn ~ Felt
Karen Kane ~ Fused Glass
D. Polly Kendrick ~ Soft Sculpture
Shannon Almanzar ~ Painter
Harriet Ford ~ Jewelry
Susan Rosetty ~ Jewelry
Cindy Stanton ~ Wine Bottle Art
Julie Miller ~ Lamps, Paint, Mixed Media
Ellen Ferrara ~ Oil, Acrylic
Teresa White ~ Photography
Jonathan Zackey ~ Stone Works
Caleb Conradi ~ Bow Ties
Allison Blatt ~ Mosaics
Sharon Reuss ~ Stained Glass
Gabrielle Lynn ~ Reinvented Threads
Dawn Weatherspoon ~Soap
Jackie Shoup ~Jewelry
Aryn Coyle ~ Oil    DEMO
Lisbeth Serina ~ Signs
Scott Hallam ~ Glass Bending
Arielle Kidhardt ~Clay Sculptures
Bob King ~ Leather
Melinda Melinmade ~ Fabric
Laura Weishaupt ~ Fused Glass
Glenn Klein ~ Photography
Elizabeth Goodman ~ Painter
Jeff Waterhouse ~ Blown Glass
Viji Narasimhan ~ Dolls
Jeanne Scannell ~ Fiber Art
Judith Chase ~ Acrylic, Mixed
Eileen Cressman-Reeder ~ Polymer Clay
Elizabeth Johnson ~ Painter
Isa Kollgaard ~ Clay, Mixed
James Gloria ~ Oil
Devyn Briggs ~ Collage
Mosaic Mary ~ Mosaics DEMO
Bill Iacovone ~ Mixed Media, toys
Travis Hill ~ Cartoonist
Rebecca Migdal ~ Puppets
Barbara Berkowitz ~ Stone
Julio Rodregus ~ Watercolor
Yevette Hendler ~ Photography, jewelry
Gregory Layton ~ Wood
Audra McGough ~ Leather
Peche ~ Wall Art (material)
Vincent Hawley ~ Jewelry, Sculpture Gold/Silver hammered
Frank DeStafaneos ~ Wood furniture, items
Leslie Gerhart ~Painter, jewelry
Bert Smith ~ Mosaics
Charlie Smith ~ Wood Works
Adrienne Lunt ~ Oil
Michael Sandy ~ Photography
Christin Dorner ~ Abstract
Glen Solosky ~ Painter
Bonnie Eastwood ~ Gourds
Louise Marina ~ Acrylic, Mixed DEMO
John Obrecht ~ Photography
Barbara Sargent ~ Jewelry Glass
Beth Bozes ~ Photography
Nanette Wallis ~ Fused Glass
Diane Hendricks ~ Bird Houses
Emily Kitt ~ Fine Jewelry
Joseph O’Connor ~ Digital Mathematical influenced art
Kim Belton ~ Handcrafted bags

Anita Campbell ~ Jewelry

Barbara Brock ~ Fused Glass, Jewelry

Colleen Schutzer ~ Photography, framing

Brian Delozier ~ Pointism


Not only do our artists have the chance to win cash prizes for their art, it’s also great exposure for their work, with excellent social media and news coverage by radio WDIY, print The Irregular, social and print Express Times, NJ Direct. It’s a great opportunity for networking and find many new fans of your work! Individual exhibitors’ weekend sales have been over $2,000 per some vendors. Only your own marketing in addition to ours will bring the best results! Post the event asap and add to your own social media. Copy this EastonRiversideFest.org to your media today! #eastonriversidefest  @eastonriversidefest









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