Indian Wells Arts Festival (CA)
March 29-31, 2019
Application Deadline 10/22/18
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100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival. - Sunshine Artist Magazine, August 2016 Issue

Call to Artists
The 17th Annual Indian Wells Arts International Palette!   Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and serious buyers in attendance,  March 29-31, 2019  at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

Celebrating its 17th year of success, artists travel from across the Nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft.  A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2019 Indian Wells Arts Festival's  Primary Jury deadline set for October 22, 2018, and 60 places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 7, 2019.

Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art and found art.

Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of the show ranked a nice 9.6. - Sunshine Artist Magazine, August 2016
#3 So-Cal Getaway by the Examiner* "Best of the Best" by Palm Springs Life Magazine

*Booth Fees affordably range from $300 for a 10' by 10' single space and $600 for a 10' by 20' double space, with electricity optional at an additional fee
*Reported sales of $750,000 in 2018 are fostered by the Festival's established reputation for fine and high-quality art
*Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine and Art Fair Sourcebook
*Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms

*On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts and IWAF blog features, all at no additional cost to the artists
*Strong public relations and media coverage; local and select major-market editorials and press releases
*Easy artist Check-in and Express Check-out
*Real-time show updates and communications via text message
*Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
*Live Jazz and entertainment ambiance designed to indulge and motivate buyers
*Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free 'be-back' passes
*Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
*Children's activities along with special exhibits
*Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet Market Place lining the festival entryway
*Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their art scholarship funds
*Saturday & Sunday "Eggs + Champagne in the Garden" brunch menu till noon
*Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

"Why not head out there next weekend for a nice little "Eggs + Champagne" brunch, listen to the music of Steve Madaio, oh and check out some incredible artwork from more than 200 artists from across the country and around the world."-  The Desert Sun (March 29, 2016)
Artist Deadline to Apply Primary Jury : October 22, 2018 ($35 Jury Fee)
Notification of Applicant Status in Primary Jury:  November 23, 2018 (by mail)
Artist Deadline to Apply Second Jury : January 7, 2019
            ($50 Jury Fee; 60 spaces reserved for this deadline)
Notification of Applicant Status for Second Jury: January 28, 2019 (by mail)
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