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3 opportunities that are well worth your time and $$. Learn the secrets of what goes on in the jury room and what the judges think.

jury at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair - the original

1. Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH - January 26 & 27
The Columbus Arts Festival jury will choose the Festival artists at a two-day public meeting January 26-27, 2019 at the Westin Downtown Columbus. Jury panelists will review approximately 1,000 artist applications from across the country to determine the 260-285 who will be invited to participate in the 2019 Columbus Arts Festival.

2. Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO - Saturday, February 2
If you're anywhere near St. Louis, you can attend the St. Louis Art Fair's Mock Jury 2019 on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Grey Eagle Distributors - 2340 Millpark Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. 

This is a Mock Jury workshop with established jurors who will speak to the 150 applications under critique.  Whether you are new to the digital application process or looking to improve your jury submissions, all artists are welcome to attend and learn!

Learn more:
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3. Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph, MI - February 27

Did you get into the Krasl Art Fair in St. Joseph, MI, last year? Learn more about their jury process by attending in person. On Feb. 27, community members and prospective artists are invited to observe the selection process at Art Fair Jury Day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College in Benton Township.

More details here:

Members of AFI have been attending these Jury sessions for years and have reported back. Use the "search" function on this site to find the feedback. Unanimously artists have reported back that it changed their perspective and learned invaluable lessons.

Here is one of them:

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Comment by Connie Mettler on January 28, 2019 at 11:53am

Not sure if you got to Columbus this weekend to view the jurying. If not, here is a nice rundown of the action:


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