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Call for Artists: Renaissance Fine Arts Fair

April 2 & 3
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Renaissance at Colony Park
presented by the Ridgeland Tourism Commission
100 artists
Deadline: October 31

Dear Artists,

Your fellow artists Dale Rayburn (, Mamie Joe ( and I, H.C. Porter (, invite you to be among the outstanding 100 artists who participate in the third annual Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.

In our short history, this contemporary fine art show has been host to some of the best independent fine artists and contemporary craftsmen on the road today. Hopefully, you have heard great things about our stunning venue, our hospitality and even our record - breaking heat! That's why this awesome show has made the decision to move up seven weeks to the cooler month of April! Now you can show and sell your work in Mississippi as part of your southern route with some of the Texas spring shows and/or Atlanta and New Orleans shows.

We are continuing to work hard to promote this event across the southeast and to create an exceptional show experience for you. Our significant award money is given to the best in each category by a respected local juror. The show is located next to a fine hotel with special show rates for the artists and parking is easily accessible. Both are within easy walking distance from the show site.

The Renaissance Fine Arts Festival is presented by the Ridgeland Tourism Commission, a tax-exempt, state-chartered agency. All festival proceeds are used to produce and promote the show.

We look forward to having you and your artwork in Mississippi!

H.C. Porter

  • Artists retain all proceeds from their sales
  • $7500 awarded by our judge
  • number of participants limited to 100
  • All proceeds are used to produce and promote the festival
  • Complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday
  • Artist awards breakfast on Sunday morning at the Biaggii's Ristorante Italiano
  • Box lunch delivered to your booth on Saturday & Sunday
  • Bottled water delivered to your booth periodically
  • Your name, medium, city and state will be listed in our festival program
  • Complimentary festival t-shirt
  • Van and RV parking close to the festival
  • Reduced room mates at our on-site host hotel, the new Hyatt Place Jackson/Ridgeland
  • 24 hour security
  • booth sitters
$7500 will be awarded by our judge. Best of show - $1500, Art Fair Booth Shopperand first place in each media category will receive $500. All award winners will be automatically juried into the 2012 Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.

Our advertising and promotion effort publicizes the festival throughout the state of Mississippi and the Southeast region. The festival will also be marketed through direct mail, Internet outlets and paid advertisments in tourist publications.

More details are available at our web site:
Apply today:
Looking for more art fairs for your 2011 art fair season?

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Comment by phillip hall on October 29, 2010 at 11:01am
How was this show last year? I'm thinking of applying but haven't heard anything about this one.
Comment by Connie Mettler on October 29, 2010 at 2:47pm
Wish I could tell you, Phil...I keep trying to flush someone out on this one. Many of the people we know in common were there and I haven't heard a word. I have a feeling that there was terrible weather, that is why they have changed the date. But I truly think this is one to support. They have seriously good organizers and money behind it. If this is an open date for you, you know what to do...


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