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Artists Information~ Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. Thank you!

Festival time and dates: September 21st and 22nd, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Rain or Shine event.

Artists Opportunities:

  • Exhibitor Booth: exhibit & sell your originally created artworks and fine crafts.
    This year we are also having our judges view your exhibit and nominate your work for our Exhibitor Awards. $1600 in prizes will be given for the best fine art / fine crafts.
    – Three images of your original work
    – One image of your display setup
    – Your own 10’x10′ tent with proper weights (30lbs per tent leg) with sides for overnight closure.
    – Your own (quiet) electricity if needed. Loud generators will not be permitted.
    – Booths must be staffed for the full 2 days of the festival.

  • Juried Arts Gallery: enter a special art piece you created to be judged in our Juried Arts Gallery Tent.
    $2000 in prizes for top 3 in fine art/top 3 in fine craft.  Three professional judges will judge your work 4:00 pm on Sunday the 22nd and announce the winners. Non-exhibitors may apply for the Juried Awards Gallery.
    – Image of your work
    – Work must be wired or otherwise set up for hanging. 3D work should come with pedestal

  • Plein Air Art Contest: open to all. $1000 top prize to the winner – application on Plein Air art contest page. $40.00 entrance fee, BYO canvas, supplies.  Art must stay on site for the entire weekend to qualify. Three professional judges will judge your work 4:00 pm on Sunday the 22nd and announce the winners. 
    – Bring your own canvas, easel and supplies
  • Plein Air Workshop! on Sept 14 – starting at 9am, at the Gold Room in the Grand Eastonian (Thank you Grand Eastonian!!) – 140 Northampton St. Easton 18042. Lehigh Valley Artist William DeRaymond will teach the class and you will go out in the field to paint. Details and an online form to sign up are coming soon. $50.00 for the workshop AND the festival Plein Air contest.

Please note: The online application works best with the latest version of Chrome or Firefox. We have seen issues when using Safari. Please make sure your art is not oversized to be accepted online. Up to 1 MB total file size is acceptable..
If you are having any issues with the online application, please call or text 610-462-1110 for the Festival Chair.

If paying by check/application ~ Please make the check payable to ACE and a memo to RFA  and send to:

Riverside Festival of the Arts
PO Box 465
Easton, PA 18044

Artist Exhibitors:

  • You must provide three (3) images of your work and one (1) image of your booth display, either digitally or mailed to us. Images will not be returned.
  • Riverside Festival of the Arts is juried, as it has been for years. Your art, craft and your booth are juried for placement in RFA. Notification will be as quickly as possible.
  • You will need a 10′ x 10′ tent with weights of 30 lbs per pole to ground and secure your tent. There is NO staking into the ground as we have underground wiring to be careful of at both Scott and Riverside Parks. Please be prepared in case of wind (water buckets/cinder blocks/anchors).
  • You will need to be on site and in place by 9 am. Opening for you to set up begins at 3 pm till 5 pm Friday the 20th or 6.30 am Saturday the 21st. Use your time wisely. No cars will be permitted into the area after 9.00 am. Please do not drive unto the park! It crushes the city’s ground-lighting.
  • Larry Holmes Drive is closed this year to allow more freedom of movement for all the events happening this year. Unload car curbside, then MOVE your car as directed.
  • Artists must only have their work or copies of their work in their tent. No sharing allowed. No tent sharing available.
  • Please keep all items not for view under tables with appropriate coverings to hide your packing and personal items. To-the-ground table covers work well.

Committee will be going to each booth to check product as per application.

All those wishing to enter an individual piece of art for the Juried Art Gallery, to be judged by our 3 professional judges, may enter the contest by choosing their best work, and submitting an application ASAP for consideration. Please read Juried Arts Gallery information below.

Deadlines for Artist Exhibit Tents:

  • August 25th – End of regular Registration for all participants. A late fee is required for applicants after August 25th. This is to assure your name and location is in the program.
  • September 10th  – No applications will be accepted after this time unless there is last minute space with an additional late fee. You will not be listed in the program.

Juried Art Gallery: Awards Tent

  • You may either submit digitally or email your best piece of original art before September 1st. You should book your spot asap and submit your art by the deadline.
  • All accepted submissions chosen must be on site by 8.00 am Saturday the 21st to the Juried  Art Gallery Tent. If you are late you may be refused entry with no refund. Please take your art away for the overnight or make special arrangements via email. We will have security patrolling the area overnight but not patrolling the contents of the tent. All taken art must be returned by 9 am in its exact location as previous.
  • You may list your artwork for sale. Please include your price or NFS if you do not wish to sell it.
  • There is an entrance fee of $37.00 per piece for exhibitors or non-exhibitors, 2 pieces maximum per artist based on space.
  • Art no larger than 36 wide. Must be wired to hang with name, medium, phone, price (and booth number for exhibitors) attached to the back of the art. Please make sure you have an additional price ticket to be seen by people passing through the Gallery.
  • Artist needing a stand or pedestal must bring a secure one to the event. Maximum sculpture size not including the pedestal is 36in.
  • WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL ART CREATED BY THE APPLICANT within the last two years. Prints, reproductions, etc. from any work displayed is acceptable for sale in your booth, but will not be judged.
  • Only handcrafted works may be available for the contest and sold from this Juried Arts Gallery Tent.

Three accomplished professional jurors will evaluate the exhibited work on criteria including creativity, technique, and presentation. You must collect your art from the tent Saturday and return it on Sunday for final judging. Winners will be announced on Sunday at 4:00 pm. All art uncollected on Sunday will become the property of RFA.

Festival Setup and Security Information will be sent in your confirmation email. Acceptance line up will be online or on our FB page which you should like and share. RFA will not be held responsible for anything brought to the event or an exhibition or at the Juried Art Gallery Tent. Any art left overnight is your personal responsibility. This is a rain or shine event. Security is for the site, not its contents. Any art left after the show ends  at 5.30 pm becomes the property of RFA unless previously arranged.

Artist must be 18 and over to exhibit.

Any questions please email