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Call for Artists: 13th Annual Geneva Arts Fair

July 26 & 27
Geneva, Illinois
Downtown, 8 S. Third Street
Saturday 10-5 | Sunday 10-5
presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce
175 Artists
Deadline: February 1   

Geneva, a chic and charming historic town located on the Fox River, will celebrate its 13th annual Fine Arts Fair in 2014. Its prestigious reputation of offering a superb selection of fine art by renowned artists and cutting edge newcomers attracts beginning and avid collectors. 

The show is tucked among 100+ specialty shops located in Victorian-style homes and century-old buildings. Awards for emerging and seasoned artists along with warm small-town hospitality, offer a picture-postcard setting for this juried art celebration.FESTIVAL FACTS:

  • Sunshine Artist's Top 200 for 2013
  • Jury Fee: $20
  • Booth Fee: $300
  • Ribbon Awards: $4,000
  • Attendance: 20,000+

To learn more and apply, visit: 

PLEASE NOTE: Prints, photography, digital art and computer generated art: Prints must be produced by traditional printmaking techniques. Giclee prints are allowed only in digital photography. Photography may be wet darkroom (chemicals) or digital darkroom. We define computer generated art as an art form created entirely with a computer.

Emerging Artists: Emerging Artists are required to abide by the same rules as professional artists. The jury fee is waived for emerging artists. If accepted the space fee is $100. Note: emerging artists are considered those who have never paid for a booth space at a fine art or craft fair. Accepted emerging artists will receive one "wall" to display artwork on that is approximately 6' high by 8' long. Artists need to supply their own chair, umbrella and pedestals. Limited photography spaces are available.

The Geneva Fine Arts Fair is one of a series of Chicago area art fairs managed by Erin Melloy of EM Events, a well-established promoter of art shows in the Chicago area. EM Events works closely with some of Chicagoland's most innovative and

creative communities and organizations to produce premiere art festivals of distinction.

At EM Events, it's about the art. 
For additional information please contact:  
Erin Melloy, 630.536.8416,


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