Artists Information with Competitions for Plein Air and Juried Arts Gallery.

____Please scroll down for accepted artists for 2018!___

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

Exhibit Space

Exhibitor Application click here

  • 10’x10’ Booth space – BYO tent or arrange for one to be rented from us. Limited electricity available first come, first serve $50 for 2 days.
  • Tents must be weighed down properly with 30- 40lbs 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 Sept 1st. $95 there after if room.

Non-Members: $135.00 till April 15th, $150.00 till Sept 1st.$160.00 there after if room.

Juried Art Gallery Awards Tent

Juried Arts Gallery application here

  • Exhibiting Artists: $37/piece
  • Non-Exhibiting Artists: $37/piece
  • *15% of sales to RFA
  • Book you space asap and submit art photos by September 1st. Limited space available.
  • There no guarantee that your piece will be accepted (fee is not refunded). You must send 3 photos of your art to eastonriverside@gmail.
  • Entries accepted until September 1st

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 and any unsold items must be collected by 4:30pm Sunday the 16th September. Festival closed at 5pm. **Uncollected art becomes the property of Riverside Festival of the Arts** No exceptions without prior arrangement.

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 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
  • All art must be collected by 4:30 pm on Sunday the 16th September or will become the property of Riverside Festival of the Arts. No exceptions without prior arrangement.

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.

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.

2018 Artists

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.

Jude Chase ~ acrylic
Melanie Christopher ~ Fiber, felt
Julie Miller ~ Lamps, Paint, Mixed Media
Jackie Shoup ~ Glass
Caleb Conradi ~ Bow Ties
Terry Fasano ~ urban chic jewelry
Judith Chase ~ Acrylic, Mixed
Harriet Ford ~ Jewelry
Mosaic Mary ~ Mosaics  DEMO
James Gloria ~ Oil
Barbara Berkowitz ~  Frocks, Stone
Bill Iacovone ~ Mixed Media, toys
Michael Sandy ~ Photography
Nanette Wallis ~ Fused Glass
Jackie Shoup ~ jewelry
 Laura Weishaupt ~ fused glass
 Linda Kondikoff ~ jewelry, tin  DEMO
 Mindy Silver ~ Clay
 Lovette Montalvo ~ Acrylic
 Elisa Robles-Carlo ~ jewelry
 Marta Franco ~ Acrylic
 Paula Focazio ~ Pottery, henna
 Melinda Czeczon ~ Fabric, coats
 Laurie Kostyk ~ jewelry
 Pat Burton ~ Batik Eggs
Wendy Gaul ~ Mixed Media
Karen Kane ~ Glass
Terry Fasano ~ Jewelry
Dawn Weatherspoon ~ soap
Emily Bell  ~ Acrylics
Maria Leindecker ~ Pets attire
Katelyn Kressley ~ Air plant terrarium
D.Polly Kendrick ~ Soft Sculpture
Katrina Heebner ~ Mixed Media
Rebecca Migdal ~ Puppets, paintings, book
Katharine Winchell ~Photoghraphy
Sujata Jagota ~ Pottery
Cheryl Coccorese ~Scarves, handbags
Linda Feula ~ Juried Art Gallery
Bob King ~ Leather
Ron Ford ~ Photography
Howard Kivett ~ Fine Jewelry
Svetlana Howells ~ Fine Jewelry
Cathy O’Connor ~ Mosaics
Scott Hallam ~ Glass blowing  DEMO
Kathleen Metaxas ~ Natural Eco Print Scarves
Viji Narasimahan ~ Dolls
Irina Lakomi ~ Fiber Art
CarolynHanisch Keys ~ Jewelry
Justin Long ~ Scuplture
Caroline Eppinger ~ Macrame
Teresa White ~Photography
Elaine Eckert ~ Pottery
Brian Delozier ~ Pointillism
Karen Reifinger ~ Knit hats
Aryn Coyle ~ Oil/Acrylic
Cindy Halkola ~ Acrylic
Victor Roggio ~ Jewelry
Melanie Malia ~ Acrylic Galaxies
Elizabeth Cressman ~ Acrylic
LeAnn Marquis ~ Copper Sheet work
Mary Louise Smith ~ Oil
Adam Esposito ~ Magnet working
Megan Ryan ~ Zipper Art
Sierra Leitner ~ Watercolor resin
Russel Holmes ~ Metal and Wood Sculpture
William Bunting ~ Oil

Monika Kothairi  ~ Henna Art

Coleen Schutzer ~ Frame Art

Irina Iakomi ~ fiber

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, WXPN, WDVR, and iHeart Radio! Print in the Express Times and The Irregular.  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 to your media today! #eastonriversidefest  @eastonriversidefest on Instagram,  #eastonriverside on Twitter and FB









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